Thursday, May 5, 2016


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5.0 star rating
4/30/2016
Josie is an insightful, patient and talented artist, mentor, teacher and coach.  There is no one else in San Diego I could recommend more for encaustic instruction and workshops!  I thorough enjoyed my private classes with Josie the way she so warmly and generously shares her studio, space and materials.  I am looking forward to my next opportunity to plug in to a workshop or just spend a relaxing afternoon in her backyard studio.  Josie is simply a delight.


  • 5.0 star rating
    4/26/2016
    The other day when I mentioned to an artist friend of mine that I was heading over to Josie Rodriguez's studio, my friend's eyes grew wide, "THE Josie Rodriguez? The famous encaustic artist?" That response shouldn't have been unexpected. After all, Josie's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the country. Yet with all her accomplishments, she's remained down-to-earth -- warm and real and fun. And as a teacher, her creative talents are rivaled only by her ability to help her students to believe in their own.
  • 5.0 star rating
    4/26/2016
    I absolutely loved going Josie's studio for Encaustic training.  I had been wanting to learn this art form for over 10 years and I was so excited to be able to learn from a professional like Josie!  She is a wonderful teacher and a beautiful artist. I have been able to implement many of the techniques she taught me into my own work with great success.  Her studio space is bright and inspiring.  I would highly recommend Josie's classes!  I have actaully been wanting to go back for more training myself!
  • 5.0 star rating
    4/25/2016
    First to Review
    Josie is a wonderful teacher and artist.  I truly enjoyed her class!  Her classroom instructions were easy to duplicate at home and I am continually learning new techniques.  I highly recommend her class to anyone wanting to tap into their creative self.  Oh, and you don't need to be an actual artist (I can't even draw stick figures).

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


If you will be in town I invite you to attend  this reception at an impressive and very beautiful library in Fallbrook. It will be a great show and I am honored to be included with such interesting artists.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Our newest grandchild, Nicolaas Alden Rodriguez, two days old. Amazing little guy who just loved the warmth of his mama's womb and didn't want to be born. 8# 6 oz. 20 inches long. Such a joy.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015

Here it is March 31 already and haven't been able to keep up with this blog business. At the present time and what is most important is that Gabe and Cristie are about ready to deliver their first child any day now. Everyone excited and praying for a safe delivery and healthy baby boy.

David and Brenda brought new life into the world January 26...a beautiful little girl named after her great grandmother  Vivian Baylee Rodriguez. Our grandson Evan is a sweetheart and loves his little sister.

David was promoted to Detective where he works and Ben was hired at Stanford University as a chef in one of the on campus restaurants. He is living with David and Brenda and getting accustomed to the commuter way of life in the Bay area.

Al and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in June 2015 so everything we do from now on is sort of a celebration. We visited La Paz and Todos Santos in January and had a great time. We are going to Scandinavia in July.

My mom celebrated her 96th birthday with the family. She continues to amaze us with her clear mind and fun attitude...even though her knees are in constant pain. I am grateful each day for her.
Teaching classes and giving encaustic demonstrations has taken up a lot of my time although I have made a few pieces of art that I really like. I have a new venue called Art on 30th. If in the San Diego area check it out. Wonderful place with terrific natural light. They teach classes and have many studios available. I hope to teach encaustic there in the future.

Some of my art work is still at Chula Vista Nature Center and Front Porch Gallery.  I am waiting for word for a possible opportunity coming up that I would love to do. Keeping my fingers crossed.  I am doing a bit of encaustic demonstration for R&F Paints...my first one at Art Stash in La Mesa. Great fun. I look forward to giving a demonstration and two encaustic classes at Lux Art Institute in April.
Here are a few photos of what I am talking about and some newer art work.



 Todos Santos
 Five days old
 David and Vivian
 Evan age 3
 Gabe and Cristie baby shower at Casa Rodriguez

 Daughters-in-Law Brenda (pre Vivian)  and Cristie
 Evan and Vivian
My mom xxxx