"All of the places of our lives are sanctuaries; some of them just happen to have steeples. And all of the people in our lives are saints; it is just that some of them have day jobs and most will never have feast days named for them."
— Robert Benson
Last Saturday I hosted an All Saints Encaustic + Transfer workshop in Studio D, where brave hearts came to the table to remember people whom they love and/or impacted their life in profound ways through artmaking.
Photo transfers on any surface is a test of patience and commitment, especially on wax. But each person was committed to the process & I got a glimpse of the deep affection they had for the one they were honoring in their artmaking through the care, intention, attention & creativity they gave their piece.
It was a beautiful space.
Being able to teach + guide people in the creative process is a gift. To watch as people take a blank canvase + idea, + create art where there was once nothing is the most amazing experience to me. I am constantly blown away by the process + the unique beauty of each person that sits at the table. Their willingness to dive wholeheartedly into a new art medium, stretching their ability to see what they are capable of, + trusting the process... is itself inspirational. I always leave the space knowing I am a better artist because of each one of the people who decided to join me at the table.
Grateful for it all.
I look forward to the next workshop on Saturday, December 3, Journey Into Advent: Encaustic + Transfer workshop & what big magic awaits.
Lanecia A. Rouse