Lately I have been making good use of my studio time. I seem to have been busy for several months on seemingly unrelated projects that are now coming together. I think last month I was focusing on oils, now I am doing lots of mixed media work. I had a lot of nice rice paper painted and ready to collage. Several older encaustic pieces were revamped with some scraping and collage. I am working on a gouache painting of mice and some of the rice paper worked it's way into that painting too in the form of raindrops. Then a watercolor/gouache painting I had all but given up on found it's way into an encaustic painting full of swirls and clouds. It's the green ones up top. I am probably most excited about this one, I feel like it's new and strange. Most of the others involve animals and creatures. Probably influenced by the many many many kids books I have been reading to Ingrid. Look out- one of these days I plan to self publish my own!!!