Well yes, it all started with a workshop with Nicki Stewart in preparation for the Fibre Arts New Zealand annual even in Whanganui last week ( and before it’s fully booked, check out the offerings for 2017). I was pretty much hooked by the possibilities of working with encaustic medium when we were shown a canvas vessel she’d made . . . more and more, for now at least, I’m thinking that two-dimensional work is not me unless it’s heavily textured so I was immediately smitten.
Nicki taught us a whole raft of techniques that we then put into practise . . . it was a wonderful weekend workshop which I highly recommend. I was really pleased with this piece at the time.
But Whanganui! Peta Lloyd turned out to be not only a terrific teacher but, more important to me, a great facilitator. She reads the needs of the students and helps them meet those needs. I did one little 2D piece and that was it . . . for me, it just wasn’t happening until I broke out and followed my impulse to stitch and make objects that didn’t lie flat.
A fabulous week . . . I have ideas for developing each of the samples above so now all I need to do is maintain the momentum!