Thursday, February 26, 2009


sketchbook, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

Lately I have seen a lot of write ups, blog posts, and general hubbub about hand lettering. I've been playing with hand lettering a lot lately, but I don't think I am very good at it. I do like my "me or you" at the top of this sketchbook page though.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


zink7, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Captain Watermelon

Captain Watermelon, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

This guy was sitting to my left at Bauhaus the other day. He had a very big furry russian hat on. I don't know why I named him captain watermelon.
He wasn't really listening to a walkman, I made that part up.

In other news, I am almost all moved in to my NEW STUDIO! YAY!!!!!!!! I am so excited to have a big place to spread out and work! I feel so, so good about it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bye Craft Magazine

Craft Magazine's last print issue was this past one, Volume 10.

I love you Craft magazine! I'll miss you very much! Even though you will be online, the print version was such a treat.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Encaustic in Progress

Studio Time

In 2006, I won a little R&F encaustic paint set from Daniel Smith, for meeting a sales goal. Yay! Because encaustic paint is REALLY expensive! So, I decided to start painting.
This is the biggest encaustic painting I have ever done. The biggest painting, actually, I have ever done in any medium! I have made big prints, but never a big painting. This one is on 16x24 panel. It wasn't really intended to be a landscape, but then it quickly became that. I wonder what it will turn into next?

Here is my encaustic set up right now, in my tiny closet sized studio:

Studio Time

I use a pancake griddle, kid sized muffin tins, hog brushes, hake brushes, and a paint stripper to paint with. I learned most of the techniques from Joanne Mattera's book The Art of Encaustic Painting, which I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in painting this way.