Thursday, August 12, 2010

So... Where's the Art?

Well, in my defense, I WAS on vacation.
In beautiful Ouray, CO, to be exact.

You try to work when your eyes are distracted by skies like these.
Very difficult.

I was blessed to be able to see views like these daily. I came home feeling invigorated and ready to work.

It was the having to come home part that was so sad.

Now, as for the art? My daughter, an artist in her own right, and I happened to be very lucky on this trip and it was the 50th year of the Ouray art show.

In honor of this occasion, local artists from the surrounding communities came in to share their knowledge re: technique.

We decided to attend a few workshops, including colored pencil and encaustic.
Did I just hear you shriek out loud?

Be nice! This was my first attempt at encaustic.
I layered, carved, embedded....a bit of everything.

Not my shiniest moment, but it was fun. It is liberating to try new things. Scary, but liberating.

This one may end up on BarterSauce, if they would take it!

Until next time, happy battery recharging!



  1. Theresa...amazing!!! I think you did an outstanding job. Thank you for sharing the awesome photos too. Such inspiration in the world around us.


  2. Wow what beautiful skies and landscapes you saw!

    I think your art is amazing... and for the first time!

    : ) Pattee

  3. I think you did a wonderful job! it's always fun to try new things!

  4. Thanks so much to everyone who posted a comment! It is so fun to see what you all think. :)

  5. Theresa, this is just wonderful !!!!!