Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mini Beeswax Collages




I've been working on a bunch of little beeswax collages the past couple days. They're really fun...partly because they're quick to finish and I think partly because they're small and to the point. Beeswax is one of my very favorite mediums...the smell of it heating...the brushing on with a paintbrush... smoothing it with an iron...and buffing with a soft cloth for a shine. The small ones I've been doing are from 2 3/4" square to 4" square. When I was in the Artist Co-Op I sold a bunch of these on little wooden easels. I'll share a few with you today and more another day.
These 3 are all 2 3/4" square.
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

These are all lovely Laura! The colorful backgrounds, the images - just so soft and wonderful!

tangled stitch said...

Hi darling Laura. So happy to see you with a blog so I can look at your beautiful work every day again! Congrats on your showing in Albany let me know when it is!

kerrip said...

I love these Laura -- and even more so knowing how small they are. It difficult to discern scale in photos. You make me crave to do more beeswax. I haven't ventured there in a while.