Monday, October 4, 2010

Exploration #2 - Scare Yourself

For this exploration you just need to be bold. Meaning that you have to do something that you've probably been postponing, something you've been putting off because it's scares you,m and you may think you're not going to get a good result from it.

To me that thing was encaustic paint.

Too many fears:
  • I'm going to burn the kitchen,
  • it will look ugly,
  • I don't really know how to do it,
  • it's too expensive,
  • what if it doesn't look pretty... yada, yada ya...

I said to myself "let go of the outcome" and I repeated it in my head many times. It feels pretty good :)

What would I do without you, bee...

I prepared my space,

and went to the stove and prepared my encaustic medium :
  • 50% beeswax
  • 25% Damar Resin
  • 25% Paraffin Wax
  • heat

and applied it the best I could... Voila!