"Foot Prints On The Path"
"There is a difference between knowing
the path and walking the path "
~ Morpheus ~
This quote seemed so right after I read it
this morning. Everyone leaves foot prints on their
path - but if visible or invisible.. . . . . . .
All of us on are some path - the path begins
when we are born.
This morning, I saw foot prints left by the Fed Ex
fellow; when I fed the birds I saw little bird prints,
and raccoon foot prints; deer and opossum . . . .
and even my own.
And, as the quotes says . . . knowing our path - where we are going each day or each''
year can be much different than walking that path. The path goes up hill, down hills,
rounds curves; and we continue on life's path .
The foot prints that we leave are always there . . . telling the story of where we
have been and where we are going .
My foot prints, this morning. after feeding the birds and drinking in the beauty of the
morning lead to my studio. Now, today's journey _ may be an easy and creative and
fruitful day; or it may be a day of " artistic block" .
Where ever your path leads you today, I wish for you knowing where or what you
want to do today, leaves a path of foot prints that bring you joy.
Artist Open Studio
Mark your calendar for next weekend - Sat.
Oct 26, 2013 ~ 11:00 AM - 4:00 Pm at the artist
studio of friend and fellow artist,
6859 Bushnell Rd (Rt 84); Conneaut, Ohio:
440-594-2839. Take Rt 7 North to intersection
of Rt 7 & Rt 84. Watch for signs. At the
intersection - traveling North - turn right & travel
approx 1 1/2 miles to blue house on left. Feel free
to telephone if you need further direction.
Sandy's art as well as other area artists will
have their art on display. Come and enjoy refreshments and time to surround yourself
with art; and leisurely conversation time with the artists. The local animal rescue
will be there with pets that want their forever homes and a portion of money will
be donated to them.
~ Come and let yourself be inspired and feel the magic ~
~~DREAMING ITALY ~~
Dreaming Italy and other things.....
Finally, after over a month,, time in my
studio and to do a Blog. New planting and
lawn work, opening my little summer place,
and 4 family graduations and Open Houses.
Two down and two to go.
This piece is a collage that was really fun
to create and turned out to be something
completely different from which it started.
The little hotel box, was given to me by one
of my girlfriends. It was in a little bag of
other bottles, etc from their hotel in Assisi.
She said, "I know you will find a place for
these in your art. So, thank you, my
friend, Gera;ldine Mary!
The collage its self is post card size and
mounted on 8"x10" mounting board. It will be mailed tomorrow for The National Collage
Society Annual Post Card Exhibit. This year, the exhibit will be open at The
Downtown Gallery, School Of Art,, Kent, Ohio. If you are in the area it is worth
seeing. ~~Ciao ~~
INAUGURAL ART AND WINE RETREAT
Enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend of making art in a fabulous 27 acre wooded estate on the Grand River in Austinburg, Ohio ~~ the heart of Northeast Ohio's wine country ~~
and conveniently located just minutes from I-90.
An Art Workshop in ENCAUSTIC (WAX) PRINTMAKING AND BEYOND!
Presented by Local and Internationally recognized artist, Sandy Shelenberger.
September 21, 22, 23, 2012.
ARRIVE: Friday, Sept. 21 @ 1:00 PM & DEPART: Sunday, Sept. 23 @ Noon.
FEE: $350.00 per person, shared accommodations (Private accommodations are available for a higher
fee - inquire if you are interested.) Participation in this workshop is limited to 8 artists
to ensure individual attention.
The FEE INCLUDES a light lunch upon arrival on Friday, Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday.
Brunch on Sunday; and snacks, Lodging, Winery Tour, Art Instruction and Art Supply Kit.
LODGING - This newly renovated and charming country home is impeccably clean and has 3 large bedrooms - each with a private bath. There is a full kitchen, great room with fireplace & event room.
The facility is non-smoking, air conditioned, and nature walks & pond.
ADDRESS: 930 Tote Rd., Austinburg, Ohio 44010.
DINING - You will be pampered with freshly prepared meals using locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings will be at selected area wineries. Cost for dinners and wine is
not included in Workshop Fee. On Saturday there is a free tour planned at Debonne' Vineyards.
Friday, Sept 21: Arrive @ 1:00 PM-light lunch- introductions. Workshop: Encaustic Printmaking & More. Dinner at Winery, dessert at the Lodge.
Saturday, Sept 22: Breakfast, Morning Workshop: Encaustic Techniques on Boards, then lunch.
Afternoon Workshop: Play with Fire! wine cellar tour, dinner at winnery & dessert @ lodge.
Sunday, Sept 23: Art Wrap-Up/Show & Tell, Brunch & say Good-byes.....
For further information and / or to register contact:
Sandy at: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone: 440-594-2839.
$75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT DUE BY AUG 15, 2012
Sandy Shelenberger; 6859 Bushnell Rd., Conneaut, Ohio 44030.
I am very close friends with Sandy; and highly recommend her techniques as an instructor
and she is truely an inspiration on your journey of artistic creation.
~~Poetry In Wax ~~
"Poetry In Motion"
Encaustic is a very old technique used by the Greeks and Egyptian 3000 years ago. It is a medium
that uses melted wax and can be applied or
moved by various means such as brushes, heat guns, torches, pallet knives, ...............
or really anything the artist chooses to initiate into the process.
The art piece can be created with lots of texture, no texture with a very smooth surface or a combination of both. Mono printing is another technique used in the application of the wax and/or movement.
In this particular piece of art I layered various colors of wax using a drip method, heat gun, blow dryer and sanding. The base on which this piece is created is on encaustic board. However, the art can be developed and the final piece of art completed on wood panel or sometimes I use rice paper or watercolor paper which is stabilized.
Below you will my encaustic station or work table in my studio. There is another piece in process which I am hoping to complete tomorrow.
Friday Evening Sunset
This past Friday evening, I made it to my little summer place
on Lake Erie. Sitting at my place - the view was awesome.
What is it about sunsets that always brings calmness ...
I have read somewhere that Lake Erie has the most beautiful sunsets in the world. I believe it.
"Rhythm and harmony find their way
into the inward places of the soul."
~~ Plato ~~
This little fellow has found a special spot in my studio - my Little Buddha Elephant is a birthday gift from a very, very dear friend and fellow artist. She is the person who drew me back into my art and studio after the passing of my husband.