Setting Up A Small Encaustic Wax Studio

Lately, I have been experimenting with encaustic wax painting. For those of you who don't know, encaustic painting is an ancient art form of 'hot wax painting' that dates back thousands of years. In Greek, the term “encaustic” means to "burn in" and is used to describe both the paint itself, and the method for using it. But because of this 'burning in' technique, special studio precautions must be taken to ensure the artist's safety. Proper ventilation is [...]

Does Your Job Make You Fat?

Does your job make you fat? In the 1960's nearly half of all jobs required physical activity. Today, less than 20 percent of our jobs keep us moving, and two-thirds of Americans sit and work at computers. Do you sit or stand when you paint, craft or create? After reading these stats below, I bet you will feel like getting out of your chair and on your feet! To help you with ideas for some 'workplace exercise' you [...]