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"Every good painter paints what he is."--Jackson Pollock

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Studio Space for Encaustication!

Since returning from EncaustiCamp 2011, my mind has been buzzing with ideas for my work. One thing I learned is that I am an Artist. For too long, I have shied away from that term, thinking to myself that I couldn't use it until I was doing it full-time and making a living at it. To appease my analytical mind, I officially set my studio up as a business: Encaustication, LLC.

I've purchased the web address (www.encaustication.com) and just designed the logo! Let me know what you think (it only took 2 months to force it onto paper!). My other hurdle is space. My studio is currently taking up a spare bedroom in our home. While this is more space than I've ever had, I find myself lacking in adequate work table space, and my current storage set-up leaves me wondering where key supplies are stowed "this time". I have been looking around and found a great spot for a real studio about a block from my house in Steinmeier Station. This particular space is approximately 750 square feet with a private entrance. The ceilings are high, with great light, and it seems to have most things I would want/need. Now, the hard part----which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Do I get my business started and website running first, hoping the space is still open six months down the road, or do I grab the space, move-in and then get my business going?

By the way, in case you were wondering----what is Encaustication? It's a combination of my true loves: bookmaking, art journaling, and encaustic painting! I plan to make and sell custom art journals that are bound with covers finished in encaustic medium. These journals won't be the kind you sit down and write your thoughts in per se, but more like the kind you play, create and inspire yourself with as you fill the pages of canvas, mixed media papers, envelopes, etc. All this creative play-space enclosed in the yummy goodness of original encaustic book cover panels. In the meantime.....decisions, decisions....

Live the dream:)


  1. Love! no wait, LOVE!!!!! you go Brenda, wowzers. so awesome.

  2. tbat rediculous 'name' is me brenda-trish (baldwin seggebruch) :)

  3. Whoooooo Brenda! That is so awesome!! When is open studio? Can we come and play??!!

  4. Congratulations Brenda, wish you all the best with your new venture..... I wish I didn't live so far away, otherwise I would come and take one of your classes. Look forward to pics of your studio when it is all set up! xoxoxo

  5. Congratulations on a beautiful site, Brenda. You go!