The Agreement to be Mindful of Ourselves
This is the new sign that I have hung in Studio CRESCENDOh. And it's the singular most important message that I conveyed yesterday morning, before handing the floor over to artist Stephanie Jones Rubiano, who taught her wonderful class, Enviable Encaustics. A gentle reminder to be mindful of ourselves in the company of others.
As Stephanie took the wheel, the encaustic medium (beeswax + lamar resin) started to melt and fill the studio with such a lovely aroma.
And lots of fun art materials came out to be shared, including Stephanie's incredible stash of vintage tintypes.
Under her guidance, students made gorgeous art, like this piece by Christy Nimeh.
Everyone did a magnificent job. And Stephanie commented how she learned so much from what the students were making.
We even had a major snaffoo where the multiple power heat guns caused the circuit to break. But wouldn't you know, we all remained, calm, cool, collected, and postitive. Mindful of ourselves. Thankfully, it happened right when it was time to break for lunch. And by the time everyone came back from lunch, the problem was solved.
It was a beautiful day.
PS: Stephanie will be back again to teach in 2013. There are lots of exciting classes that are lining up, actually. Not all class pages are live yet but they will be soon. But you can take a look at some of what's starting to cook on our master calendar here. Hope you'll check back often.
See you in Studio CRESCENDOh. :)