Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"fly"

this is one of my latest encaustic art pieces.....
called

FLY

my photos and imagery, old sewing patterns, papers and stenciled letters.....
all lusciously layered with encaustic wax on and old wooden box.


we are flying the coop....

mr. dan is treating me
 and all of our adult children (ages 28, 31 and 32)
to a trip to the beach...
yunno how i love being near the water!
we have not been together,  for a family vacation in years......
due to (of course) jobs, distance, life, etc....

so...
we have been counting down the days
and we are all so very excited
 to spend a week at the beach
 together!

and
FLY
we will.


be well my friends,
erin



p.s.  i have taken a leap of faith....good grief, i am becoming brave..... and jumped into the world of "giclee" printing...this is high quality archival printing of some of my paintings...in order to make my art more affordable than the "original".

p.p.s.  when i get back from the beach, these prints should be ready for my preview.....and fingers crossed.... i hope to be able to offer some of these prints for you in my new etsy shop.

p.p.p.s.   mr. dan is almost done with his training....
almost.

24 comments:

Jeri Landers said...

It's really unique and beautiful. I love the satiny look of the wax and the feather inside the box adds a perfect touch, and a nice surprise as well. I could certainly find many uses for such a box as this! ENJOY YOUR TRIP!

Janneke said...

A really beautiful box! Have a nice time at the sea.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GORGEOUS AS EVER ERIN! Have fun at the beach - we will miss your posts. And I believe in jumping into new things. Why not? Life isn't that long to just do nothing! Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Erin,
I really love this piece. Your work always touches me.

Have a great time at the beach with your family, what fun!

Can't wait to see the prints of your art.
fondly,
Penny

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty!
Have fun and safe trip.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

This is beautiful. Have a wonderful time drinking in the sea air. I know you will return inspired. Congratulations on the publication and etsy shop opening...you will do so well. Blessings sweet friend. ox

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Do I dare say...I miss your old blog banner. And how do I visit your etsy shop?

Debbie Nolan said...

Erin - this is such a beautiful and original work of art. I love it. Also happy that you and your family are getting together - please enjoy!!

Gail Thomas said...

I love your FLY box!! Sooo beautiful! Im curious how you put the flying birds on there..?
I am just collecting my wares to begin Encaustic painting myself! I am excited to incorperate fall leaves into my first creations! My friend is an Encaustic painter in Snohomish, Washington, she gopes by The Waxslayer if you want to check her out! You have inspired me! I look forward to following you!

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Love your art and we enjoyed all your lovely photos as well. We are getting ready for a vintage show that we host each year, call The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market, this year we tried our skills making ticking stripe pumpkins, looking for stems at the moment, any thoughts would be appreciated...
We are your newest follower, and we shall be back to visit soon!

xo Glad & Celia

koralee said...

Hi my friend....it has been a while since I have popped over here...so miss you..life is just too busy. Have a great time at the beach..lucky you. Oh and I love love your box. xo

Cobalt Violet said...

The trip sounds wonderful!!! HOpe you are having a blast!!! I love the art work ... feels so sensitive and peaceful and emotional at the same time!.
I really want to explore printing of my work but it seems so daunting ... and I need to find a reasonable place. Looking forward to hearing all about that too!

blessings to you my friend!

Cindy said...

Just amazing. I want to look at it and touch it... beautiful. I want to learn more about encaustic art. And, so curious to hear how the whole giclee print thing goes. I'd love to talk to you about it some more...

Cindy

Cindy said...

Oh yeah... and enjoy the beach. There are very few more wonderful places in the whole wide world...

Cindy

oldgreymare said...

good grief..another post did not update on my roll..damn blogger..oops better not let it hear me- I'll be punished..See? that's why I did not know about beach..sigh..

so anyhoot happy days belated and the box is delightful. giclee!!! yay maybe some day I can afford one of those. you know I have coveted your paintings for years

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear erin! How wonderful to see your sweet note this morning! Oh my friend, art as you know, is a calling, isnt' it? I hope you are still painting your out-of-this-world horses because your art moves my heart. I am now embarking on a deeper discovery of how to write poetry, and the caliber of poetry I encountered this summer in a class here in town just challenged me. It requires so much time and that means I have to change how my time is spent, but now with a new job calling my attention, I'm finding it even more difficult to write! The workshops at our home are exciting, as members of our last class are coming to the house, and hopefully others who are part of the writing community will also come.

God bless you erin, you are a great artist! Anita

time worn interiors said...

It is so nice to meet you Erin! Z has talked about you several times in our conversations. I would love to meet you. I will be in the big tent on one of the corner ends, not sure which end. See you soon!
tot

Rebecca said...

Hi Erin!
So nice to meet you, Z has sent me and I am so glad she did, I love your artwork. I've enjoyed looking through your blog this morning and look forward to meeting you at the show. We will be in the big tent in the middle somewhere, I will be under Vintage Living.
Wishing you a lovely day
Blessings
Rebecca

Scott said...

Thought I'd pay a visit to some old friends and see how they are doing. I took a peek through some of your recent posts and it looks like you're up to your same old tricks, which I'm happy to see. Your art and your photography never disappoint and super congrats on being published. I'm sure your new art adventure will be a big success.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Erin,
What a joy it was to see your comment.. Thank you so much! I am so happy you enjoyed Lilly.
Your visits truly warm my heart.
Have a wonderful evening,
Blessings,
Penny

Donna said...

Gorgeous again! You are so inspiring to us all.
I'm sure you are back from the beach and I'm sure you had a wonderful time. I haven't been this year :(
Hugs
Donna

KarenB said...

Wow, I guess I haven't visited for awhile. But I have seen the fun you had at the beach. What precious memories you're making. I love the FLY box you've made. I wish I could touch it. I'm also excited to see you taking a new direction with prints. I'm sure they'll fly out of your shop.

Hugs,
Karen

Jana Burianov√° said...

Very nice all what you are doing♥

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!! Wow, I'm in awe...