Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Welcome to my blog.

Welcome to my blog! I plan to share ideas and thoughts about artistic process, research and experimentation regarding the exciting medium of encaustic. You'll find images of my art work and information about art classes, as well as an exciting trip to Cortona, Italy in June 2010. The artistic process beginning with an idea, doing the research and experimentation is what is most exciting to me as an artist. It is the doing of the artwork that brings the most satisfaction. Inspire comes from the word "to breathe in." Joy is what is breathed into me when I am working on my art.

Teaching Encaustic and Mixed media collage workshops gives me the opportunity to see the budding creativity in others.

I will be attending the International Encaustic Association Retreat in Carmel, CA next week and plan to return with new ideas and images to share.

I read a quote recently that I like, "All I need to do is show up on the doorstep of each day. Serendipity shall orchestrate the rest. Perhaps I will miss a bus or two along the way. Fortunately, the future is not a bus, and there is no call now to shove skyscrapers aside with my shoulders in an unquiet quest to climb aboard a different life. No call to jingle the moments in my pocket impatiently, like spare change. There is time to wait without wishing." Pavi Mehta


  1. Josie,
    I love your new blog. I look forward to peeking in from time to time. I love that quote. So often we rush through our days, forgetting the value of serendipity.

  2. Hi Josie,

    Congratulations on your new blog. I look forward to your creative thoughts.