Saturday, January 01, 2011

Encaustic Art evokes memories

"Nougat" detail

This morning I played around with scraping back a wax surface to random blobs of colored wax I'd sprinkled across the surface.  As I was scraping it reminded me of one of my favorite childhood candies, Brach's Jelly Nougats.

The candy I remember

This experimentation came about because yesterday I bought Lissa Rankin's book Encaustic Art and I am so pleased that I did!  Somehow I had the impression it was simply a collection of interviews and artwork, but, of course, it is so much more.


susansternberg said...

I remember those candies! I never tasted one, though, because they looked like encaustic art!

Lissa Rankin said...

So glad you like the book sweetie! And so funny about the candies and the art. Enjoy your experimentation and wax on!

Big hugs and creative dreams
Lissa Rankin