Dashes and Dots at Michaelangelo Gallery

 

I attended the opening on of Dashes and Dots at the Michelangelo Gallery. The exhibition has nothing to do with the Morse Code. It has everything to do with abstraction and portraiture. The show exhibits the beautiful and beguiling work of Fanne Fernow and Kathleen Crocetti.

Fanne is the dots person, and Kathleen the dashes. The unifying elements are that they both work in encaustic, and both use a hot wax stylus pen, which they wield in masterful ways. Their work also embodies “Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility”, i.e. relating or referential to textiles, repetition of elements, woven grid, etc. Both show OCD tendencies in the best sense of the phrase.

Kathleen and Fanne will be giving an “Artist Talk” Reception, on Friday, May 19th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Michelangelo Gallery.

Go see this show-it is spectacular!

 

 

RusTEA Encaustic, November 2-3, 2017, in Vancouver, B.C.

Maiwa Textile Symposium This innovative 2 day workshop addresses the techniques of rusting on paper, fabric and directly onto the encaustic surface. We will also burn paper, fabric, and occasionally our substrates with a variety of tools, such as incense, torches, wood burning tools, and more. Rusting works beautifully on encaustic medium and encaustic paint.…Continue Reading

Encaustic Minimalist, October 30 – November 1 in Vancouver, BC

Maiwa Textile Symposium A 3 day workshop that uses very little equipment with big results. Students will work mostly on paper and fabric, and some wood panels. The primary tool we will use is a hot stylus pen with 6 tips designed specifically for Encaustic. Participants will explore the following techniques: collage, wax resist, mark-making,…Continue Reading

Encaustic and India Ink Workshop

Encaustic and India Ink Workshop

What: Encaustic and India Ink Workshop When: August 12-13, 10-4 Where: Cabrillo College in Aptos How: Register on the Cabrillo Extension site If you love black and white, this workshop is for you! We will be minimizing our color and material choices thereby expanding creativity. You will be able to control the India Ink, and…Continue Reading

Encaustic Hot Palette Collage Workshop

Encaustic Hot Palette Collage Workshop

What: Encaustic Hot Palette Collage When: July 29-30, 10-4 Where: Cabrillo College in Aptos How: Register Here:register by June 5th for discounted fees!   Encaustic Palette Collage is fast, fun and easy. We use encaustic medium for our “glue” that can be worked, and magically reworked an infinite amount of times. If you don’t like…Continue Reading

Totems Workshop

Totems Workshop

Totems – Mixed Media Sculpture as Story Tellers What: Totems Workshop When: July 22-23,  10-4 Where: Cabrillo College in Aptos How: Register here : register by June 5th for discounted fees! Totems have been used by many cultures to signify a kinship group. They can feature designs that function as supernatural beings, as family crests or to…Continue Reading

Let it Rip-Paper Workshop at MAH

Let it Rip-Paper Workshop at MAH

What: Paper Worshop at MAH When: Saturday, June 10 from 1-3 pm Where: MAH, Museum of Art and History, Downtown Santa Cruz on Front Stree How:  $75 donation to MAH- Here is the link to register. Please include Daniella Woolf Workshop in the body of your message. Why: Because it’s fun! Angry at someone who’s done…Continue Reading

New Releases at Stencil Girl Products

New Releases at Stencil Girl Products

The photos below the inspiration for  my four new stencil designs coming out on May 12, for Stencil Girl Products. Three of them are from travels: one from Turkey and two from Vietnam. The fourth is taken from my artwork. They are all 6 x 6 inches square.                …Continue Reading