Intrigued by the medium almost a decade ago, I dived into the process of encaustic art. To make a long blog a little shorter let me just say I was hooked. Something about the sensory experience of working with beeswax, illuminated my imagination.It seemed that the images were creating themselves, like magic. It was like a subcontious psychological tap had been opened. This was the beginning of my 180 degree turn on my life journey. Who knew that beeswax would open a new door. Two years ago I was accepted into a graduate Art Therapy program. I finished the 2 year master level program and am presently working on a thesis to explore the benifits of encaustic art as therapy with health care professionals. I continue to share my passion of art, predominantly encaustic art, although I believe that any art form can be therapeutic. One of the most validating forms of art therapy is the sharing of images with others. The comments can serve as a validation of ones most inner expressions, sometimes deeper than one can imagine. I caution one to think before they post, as these precious images are often more than we can imagine. As a therapist, I look at images insightfully, but ultimately it is the artist that knows the truth. We must always honor the artist's descriptions. On a personal note, I use the art as my life journal. I consider every piece to be apart of myself and I recognise the process.
My currency is emotion.