Monday, June 27, 2011

Art Heals

Jenny Doh has made a mission of how Art Saves and I have experienced this over and over in my own life. This past weekend reaffirmed my thinking. I spent a lot of time in the studio, playing with plaster techniques I learned in Judy and Stephanie's class. I'm getting ready for Encausticamp, so I used my 'plaster preps' as the underlayer for encaustic pieces. Here are some of the pieces:
Plaster of Paris (grid) with tar and encaustic

Plaster of Paris (see the grayish parts), tar and encaustic
Plaster of Paris, tar, encaustic and collage
I want to give my profound thanks to all of you who commented or sent me personal emails. I can't tell you how much this meant to me. It was really hard for me to show the vulnerable side of myself in such a public way and I am very grateful for the love and support.


  1. These look fantastic, Mary Beth!

  2. Ok. MB.. these are just FANTASTICLY YUMMY. I am just loving all these textures.. my heart be still. I need to breathe. Geeze!

  3. These are wonderful, the look of encaustics is so unique and I can't get over the layers and varying kinds of things you used to get these great effects.
    Art does indeed change our lives and the community of like hearted souls is a treasure.

  4. hey....i missed your last post and just read it and well those people who weren't nice to you can just go &%^# themselves.....BUT i totally get you and understand you....the thin skinned thing, wanting everyone to like you etc......

    but for the one or two who maybe don't like you, there are lots....hundreds in fact, of others who do !!

  5. You're doing a fantastic job in the class. Just thought I'd tell you so.

  6. I love your work with encaustics. I don't have the patience to deal with it but I love looking at yours. The textures are wonderful.

  7. I'm loving this new work! Not much of a stretch, since I love just about everything you do...but these really are very rich and lush looking. Thanks for sharing!


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