Workshop at LUZ Aug. 19th, 2014

Special thanks to Quinton and Diana of Luz gallery for making this amazing workshop happen! This was our second annual Mixed media encaustic and book arts workshop in Victoria Canada- I love it there! The art and energy are just amazing! I was so inspired by the students and their creativity. Here are just a few of the photos taken during my 5 days of teaching there this summer. Thanks to all who made the trip to work with me! I want us to continue this conversation — keep making work and sharing with each other!

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Kayla Aug. 19th, 2014

Kayla Barker came to take a workshop with me in Philadelphia.  Here are a few of the amazing pieces she made while she was here.  We worked for 2 days and experimented with papers and layered encaustic techniques.  She could really use her black paints well!  Lots of collage and painting! I was very impressed with all of the work she made! Kayla is extremely talented and I’m so glad she made the trip here to work in my studio with me.

Check out Kayla’s gorgeous website here: www.kaylabarker.com

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New Photos on Etsy! Jul. 18th, 2014

Be sure to check my Etsy page for specials on new encaustic photos for sale each month!  Because art is for everyone!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeahMacdonaldPhoto


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ARTnews Review Jul. 11th, 2014

A great review in ARTnews magazine about the Diffusion Retrospective at Verve Gallery:

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Creating Friendships, Creating Art Jun. 3rd, 2014

Meeting someone is really a big deal to me. I always feel very lucky.  Because I am an artist, when I meet someone new, something is usually created. I first met Molly Gehring when she came and took a workshop with me.  I think she loved the encaustic process but I also think she appreciated how much I love to teach.  I was patient and I knew some things.  

Molly and I work together a couple of times a month now.  She calls our Tuesdays together “Art Class.” Molly loves to travel and she loves her family.  She has the most amazing collection of ribbons, laces and angels.

Photography can be an intimidating medium.  We work together with her camera, on her computer, and we make art. Molly is working with my favorite web designer, Melissa from Sacred Brand.  Together, they are creating her new website, Outrageous Grace.  Molly’s work reflects a wonder and appreciation for the world around her and all of the beautiful things in it.  Be sure to keep an eye out for her new website and her Etsy store coming soon.

 

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Sharing Creativity… May. 31st, 2014

I am so grateful as an artist to teach workshops. I am thrilled that people come to my home and meet me and partake in 2-3 days of working with me in my studio, seeing all I have to offer and teach.  It is an exciting and creative time.  The first couple of minutes we all get to know each other… and then I am off and running!  Pouring out important information about waxes and paints, substrates and photography…

I was fortunate enough to meet Jamie Gordon through her good friend Hope Kahn and my boss/partner in Waxworks Photo, Susan Beard.  The universe brought us together for a workshop and we are still working together 3+ years later. I go to Jamie’s home now and occasionally she comes to my studio.  For the most part I teach in-home tutorials to Jamie twice a month.  We work on the computer, we edit, we print and we wax and paint.  

During the summer months, we take photographs together and I assist her on her shoots and she lets me shoot the same models. It works out nicely. I have watched Jamie grow as a mixed media artist and photographer and couldn’t be happier for her as she gains international recognition, showing her work regularly in China.

This winter was particularly long and cold yet productive.  I wanted to share these pieces she produced this winter during our sessions together. I live to teach and I really like the one on one aspect of it all.  I enjoy the intimacy of the sessions and the personal attachment that comes with spending quality, creative time with someone… making art, diving into the need to self express, experimenting always with the elements of photography, painting and encaustics…

If anyone is interested in an in-home art class please let me know!  

610-247-9964   |   leahwax@aol.com

Check out more of Jamie’s work here:  www.jamiegordonphotography.com

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The Deeper We Dive… May. 29th, 2014

The deeper we dive the more remarkable we become, and in the end, the one truth that rises to the top is that our tomorrow belongs only to this day.  The lesson we learn is to passionately express our daily moments with living grace and gratitude.

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Opening Doors May. 1st, 2014

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Sometimes you need to just throw the doors open…

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Spring Is Here Apr. 24th, 2014

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Galerie BMG will re-open for spring this weekend featuring my new encaustic works on silver paper… plus some new images from some other amazing photographers. Stop by to check it out! Happy Spring!

Galerie BMG

12 Tannery Brook Rd.

Woodstock, New York

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Translucent: April 1 – 25 Apr. 15th, 2014

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