Thursday, April 18, 2013

Playing with Friends/Encaustic & Touring Artist's Studios.

We had a blast on Tuesday wandering around Paducah with a great friend.  Lunch at Kirchoff Deli, a trip to the Yeiser Museum, then the National Quilt Museum, a trip to Jefferson Street Studio (a must visit if you are in Paducah), and dinner at Max's.  All this topped off with our friend, Rosemary Claus-Gray, sharing her newest cool toys with us.  We got to play with ENCAUSTICS!!!  It was awesome.  In just a few minutes you have a work of art that is dry and finished.  We played for probably 3 hours or so.  Swoon......I want some wax!!! 

Here are some photos:

Rosemary and Mom...can't you tell mom really didn't want her photo taken??  Lol...

Landscapes that mom created with the wax on photo paper.
I couldn't help but run and get a frame to put the flower in when I was done.  I was actually surprised with how it turned out! Such fun stuff.

On Wednesday we started out the day by touring Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry's studio space.  It is quite a sight!  We are still coveting Helene Davis' dye studio though at Jeffereson Street Studios.  I mean who could resist a room filled with dye, jars, fabric, 4 washing machines, and 2 dryers!!  That would be pure heaven......well for us anyway!!!  The shop space up front filled with Bob's beads and Helene's hand-dyeds is gorgeous!!  You really need to find the time to stop by their place during quilt week.
1149 Jefferson St in Paducah 

We then met Kristin Williams who is preparing to open Ephemera here in Paducah.  Ephemera is to be a mixed media gem filled with great vintage and new items for all your collages/altered projects.  She's also planning on packing a workshop schedule to die for.
333 N. Ninth St in Paducah

Then we rounded out the afternoon with a visit to Etc the local coffee shop to talk more with Erin Hebert who is in charge of booking all the artists who come to A.I.R. Studio.  We can't imagine what she will come up with for writing on the blog as an interview but it should be interesting!!!

Now hopefully today we will stick around the studio and actually get some work done.  We really need to so hopefully we'll behave ourselves and not get tempted to venture out and visit!!!

1 comment:

Robin in WNC said...

Will Ephemera be open during the AQS show next week?