Talk about last minute - it is past 8 pm and I am finally sitting down with my laptop to get this typed up.
Of course I went to Julia's Stamping Ground first to see if she had been well enough to join us, and was very interested by her long post about her health, so that distracted me for a while.
I have not been here for a few weeks - either I have been too busy to get a blog post done, not well enough or just not had anything crafty to talk about.
I have made a few cards here and there, but my plans to get on with scrapbooking/journalling/doodling/sewing etc, etc have not come to anything.
I was in a lot of pain a few days ago and took to the sofa for a while whilst an extra painkiller took effect. I always try the various tv craft channels, and on Hochanda there was an Encaustic Art show just starting. Always wanted to try this, and for some reason this time it really grabbed my attention. I had the inspiration to use it for making covers for the handmade books I plan to make for a 'Luxury Tarot Package' that I will be launching soon on my Tarot business website. I searched on Google for suppliers of the materials/DVDs etc, as I know that they are often cheaper away from the tv channel. I found the website for the people doing the demonstrating (Michael and Shona Bossom). Not only did they have everything at roughly the same prices (and I know that if you purchase off the tv, then Hochanda will take a large percentage), but they also live in Pembrokeshire, not far from the farm that we used to live on.
I ordered the Big Starter Kit, plus the sealer stuff for use on cards etc - which includes a book and lots of DVDs - which arrived today. See below all of the wonderful stash for me to play with -
I will do a regular update from now as I learn the techniques and hopefully produce some designs worth sharing!
Do any of you do Encaustic Art?
I emailed Michael and Shona to see if they did workshops and perhaps whether I could visit them. They do not do workshops, but Michael has offered to spend some time with me going through the basics, particularly in relation to the projects I hope to attempt. How exciting!
I will blog on that too.
I hope that everyone is well and busy with their crafting. I will go and take a tour around a few blogs now (I have been having a lot of pain in my right hand/wrist/arm, so quite often I cannot use the computer - but will try whilst I watch the Sewing Bee).