Saturday, February 4, 2012

Our budding arteeest!

 

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Today was the last day in the series of encaustic classes I’ve been taking…..so I invited guests to come see what I’ve been doing. 

And what do you know, our up and coming family artist, Emma, jumped up on the stool and went to work.

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So, here we are…..Emma painting on the liquid wax and Grandma Jan supervising.

IMG_1955 Next, we light the torch and start bonding our layers of wax.  Her mother was taking the photos, so yes, Emma’s mom knows I am teaching her daughter to play with fire!  Very safely, I might add.IMG_1962

Emma applies another layer of wax while our classmate, Linda, uses the torch on her work.

IMG_1965Aunt Jan gets a closer look at how the wax melts and fuses.  Yes, in our family, there is a Grandma Jan and an Aunt Jan!

IMG_1975 So, now, we have added a transfer and carved a flower in the light blue.  Can you see it?

IMG_1977Our teacher, Pam, shows Emma how to fill in the lines of the carved flower with red wax. 

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Emma’s nearly finished masterpiece.  We did not get a photo of the finished piece but it was delightful!

Some of the best times I’ve had have been while sharing and encouraging my kids, grandkids and, now, great-grandchildren the joys of making things with your own hands and encouraging their creative skills.  Today was no exception!

3 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; I fully understand the joy of creating with our grand kids. Emma looks very confident and comfortable, there, creating with the guidance of her talented loved ones! And; yes I can see the flower there - beautiful! xxoo

elle said...

Wonderful. I am now officially asking for a 'studio' out in the barn. Bring on the grand kiddies and oh, yes, we need a blow torch!!!

Julie said...

How great that Emma could participate! She must have loved it! Tell her she made such a colorful and pretty painting. I love it!!!