Being Breath

stories from the wilderness of everyday life

Creating The Impossible

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. - Mary Kay Ash
I've done my research on "true encaustic work".
They say encaustic work can't be done with crayons.*
 

*I purchased an iron to do most of the melting which helped with the fumes.  I still keep the window open for ventilation.
They say you can't use acrylic paint with wax.
 

They say you must stamp before you apply the wax.
 

I say thanks for the information.  Now shhhhhh......
I'm trying to create.
 

(Note: I am aware of the reasons not to do what I mentioned.  Yes, water-based paint and wax don't "mix".  Crayola crayons may not be as workable as their pricey alternatives.   This piece may not stand the test of time; may fade or crack.  Right now, though, I'm not interested in creating something pricey and with the illusion of permanence.  I'm interested in creating art.)
Namaste.