The other big present I made this year were these encaustic wall plaques – I really need to think of a better name for these. :) My sis and I have been fiddling in encaustic work for the past couple of years. While she is focusing more on pendants (check our her amazing stuff), I’m leaning more towards creating wall art.
All of the plants came from my yard. The stones are from the coast. I’m using recycled scrabble tiles and vintage dominoes as the base for the small encaustic works of art. I mount these small pieces onto recycled tile.
I’m really in love with these guys. I love having the ability to capture nature in wax. I also love that everything used is recycled. I haven’t seen anything like this out in the world of craft fairs. I’m really hoping that my sis and I will be lucky enough to be accepted to the Crafty Wonderland Show in May.
I am super excited to announce that I’m selling my work at Dancing Mermaids in the Aquarium Village in Newport, Oregon. This is a brand new boutique that just opened a couple of months ago. The next time you are in Newport, stop in to check it out. This is the first time I’ve been featured in a brick and mortar store. It’s an exciting time!
A goal for 2011 is to get my work into a few other stores. I’m working on breaking out of my shell more, so I can start to market myself effectively.
I really enjoyed giving these as Christmas presents. It was amazing how a specific piece would jump out for a specific person. I had no trouble finding the right piece for all of my family and friends.