Thursday, August 19, 2010

FEARLESS

Being FEARLESS is- having never done anything with beeswax before, deciding that assembling metal with it was the right "fit" for the medium.

Being fearless is- lighting a beeswax candle stub and dripping the wax very closely onto antique newspaper and polyester lace, ignoring the fact that both are highly flammable materials.

Being fearless is- not pannicking when the wax gets too thick and lumpy and appears too white and opaque (it becomes more translucent as it cools).

Being fearless is- using a heat gun to heat the surface of the wax (to smooth it out) and not being concerned that it could all possibly melt through the fly screening and become one large puddle on the telephone book being used for a work surface. (It didn't.)



Being fearless is- putting this unique assemblage ArT tag for sale in my etsy shop.

8 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

nice work and congrats on making friends with wax!! you go girl!!

Linda said...

Beeswax is your friend! You are so brave.... I'm inspired!

bad penny said...

Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith like I just did at " Go Ape " well done !

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

fearless wax slayer you are Nathalie
your tag was so worth it all!
Love it!
oxo

Margaret said...

You are at one with wax! fab result! more more we want more...

Laura said...

I just LOVE beeswax! It is one of my very favorite mediums! AND I love what you have done here, Nathalie! Wonderful.

Wendy said...

way to be fearless!!! that looks great!

Val Foster said...

This is the kind of art I love. I LOVE this. It's so creative and cool. You used paper, fabric, and metal, all in one piece. Very creative indeed. This piece inspires me. I have some hardware cloth I bought months ago and haven't used. Thanks for the inspiration!