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a Kansas City love-bombing, micro-poetry adventure

So, this is what I've been doing the last few days with my best friend and general co-conspirator, M. We hatched an idea for a spreading love and joy and beauty (aka what I'm now calling *love-bombing*) by leaving micro-poetry fortune cookies in public places for people to find. We chose Kansas City as our first city to love-bomb, why? Because we LOVE Kansas City (and, also, my fabulous cousin happens to be getting married here this weekend.) Using prints of my paintings for the paper to make the cookies and lines of poetry I've written, (M....

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scenes from last week

I spent the last five days in North Carolina, at Alena Hennessy's Soul Painting retreat. It was a transformative experience that does not lend itself to words, as I am discovering since returning home. I have never had an experience of such soulful connection with a group of women in my life and it was profoundly healing. My heart is full. So much beauty, so much love, which in the end all came together in the painting I did. [caption id="attachment_1045" align="alignnone" width="600"] a view of the Blue Ridge mountains.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1048" align="alignnone" width="600"] Day one of painting. Sinking in...

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more experiments with encaustic wax

Two things I've recently discovered that I love (yes, this is getting to be a long list): 1. making art on my iPad with the app Procreate and 2. encaustic medium.  As it turns out, these two things love each other as well- or at least, I love them together. The wax softens the digital paintings and blurs some of the crisp lines, which I like. The first is a self-portrait as the original digital painting. And below, after I've printed it, adhered it to a wood panel, and covered in encaustic medium. I went through the...

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