TRU Evolution

by lorikoop

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I am in Berkeley this weekend, taking a two-day encaustic painting workshop with Jess Greene.

Right now, it’s an hour before start time. My thoughts before:
I have never seen encaustic being done.
I don’t know how to manage a palette of colors.
I have never embedded anything into hot wax.
I’ve never met the instructor.
I’ve never attended a workshop at Teahouse Studios.
I don’t know if I will do encaustic painting after this.
I have no idea what kind of painting I’ll make.
I have no idea the calliber of talent in the room.
I don’t know if I will be inspired or bored.
I don’t know if I’ve brought the right ephemera.
I don’t know how old other participants will be.
I don’t know how many there will be.
Or where they will be from.
If they will be relaxed or uptight.
I don’t know the vibe of the room.
I don’t know what lunch will be.
I don’t know whether my migraine will stay at bay.

Now it’s the morning after:
I have done encaustic painting.
I am learning to manage a palette of colors.
I have embedded something into hot wax.
Jess is great.
I’ve attended a workshop at Teahouse Studios.
I’m sure I will do encaustic painting after this.
I know I’ll do an abstract painting today.
I love the experimentation in the room.
I am inspired!
I don’t need ephemera.
Participants are all different ages.
There’s 10 of us.
Farthest from Hawaii. Only one from L.A.
They are excited and warm.
The vibe is “play.”
Lunch was healthy, salad and soup.
And my migraine was ok til the end.

What a day. One day.

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