Friday, August 28, 2015

The Encaustic Minimalist

The Encaustic Minimalist: Doing More with Less is a new eBook and video combo that Andrew Galli and I are doing.
Click here for the trailer and coupons for 15% off the price!

It will be available in October from Galli Publishing. We just finished filming on September 30! Stay tuned.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Tea Bag Tabs Campaign

Asking for Tea Bag Tabs
I am making an 18 x 18 inch piece for a solo show, and although I do drink a fair amount of tea, it's not enough! So, I'm putting out the word, and asking for your help. 
Please send me your used tea tabs!You don't have to save tea bags, dry them out, take out their innerds. Just the tabs, especially with the strings. I am happy to send you postage!
Many of you have helped me out in the past, and even sent photos of the drying areas in your living rooms. This is easy peasy. Please forward this on to your tea drinking friends!

Send to me at:

Daniella Woolf
614 Walnut Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA.

Here are some particulars:

Each strand is 18" high, and uses approximately 720 tea tabs.
I have 4 strands completed, and need 8 more to finish. All I need is 5760 tea tabs!
Show is a Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson-opens on April 5th-hope to see you there.

A million thanks! 

Monday, November 03, 2014

Group Show at Slate-Opening this Friday

Please join me this Friday from 5-6 at Slate Gallery at the opening of Visual Language
Address is 473  25th Street•Oakland, opening continues with
Oakland Art Murmur from 6-9 pm

Monday, December 09, 2013

Solo Exhibition in 2014

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be exhibiting at the Glendale Community College Gallery in March of 2014. The show is entitled
Paper Trail. The work is composed primarily of constructed paper, with a few encaustic pieces. I hope you will join me at the Opening on March 15.

Family Portrait  2013, woven letters, 96" x 96"

Family Portrait hung in space
Family Portrait in scroll form

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Encaustic Rust and Burn Workshop-August 25th

I'm teaching a one day workshop on August 25 at Wax Works West. This class is inspired by a class I took from Richard Elliott years ago at Cabrillo Arts, entitled Frankenfabrics! On day one, Richard taught us how to rust fabric and I was hooked! Rust works on encaustic medium, encaustic gesso, and encaustic paint. We will also be burning paper and fabric and wood in this class with torches, wood burning tools and incense sticks. It's going to be a blast, and will be a few more tools to add to your encaustic tool box!

Here is the actual class description:
This innovative class 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. We will also experiment with rusted and burned paper and fabric as collage elements. To see more visit our Pinterest board on Rust and Burn.
Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics
Wax Works West Studio
133 Hames Road
Corralitos, CA
The workshop is $135, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we supply everything, except lunch. Register at Wax Works West

Friday, April 05, 2013

Encaustic & Text Workshop-April 28 at Wax Works West

At the end of this month, on April 28th I'll be giving a workshop at Wax Works West on one of my favorite topics, Encaustic and Text. I hope you'll join me for this very fun day.

This workshop is for those of you who journal, are inspired by words, text, letters, typography, or simply want to expand your visual vocabulary! 
concealed language  Strata 1, 12 x 12, encaustic on panel

We will focus on revealing or concealing language in encaustic, and explore the many ways to employ text in your work. We will incorporate many encaustic techniques, some of which will be new to you, like embedding chipboard letters in dry wall mud. We will also use stencils India ink, and hot wax stylus pens. Bring your journals, love letters, papers, alphabet stamps and favorite pens! 
We'll be using my favorite tool-the hot stylus pen to write text.

India Ink is a marvelous tool on the wax-draw it, brush it, stamp it, etch it.

Transferring text and writing directly onto the surface, stamping into the surface,and using oil paint or alcohol ink.

Painting wax onto the surface using sencils, and scraping them flush to the surface.

Stamping paper letters and collaging them onto the surface.

Embedding chip board letters in dry wall mud, allowing it to dry, then painting encaustic medium over the sanded mud.

Wall in Turkey-text stencil

word stencil from Stencil Girl

Here are a few of the Stencils we'll be using, from Stencil Girl Products
And we'll talk about apps on the iPad with text
Away With Words
I'm working on a Pinterest board to give you a little inspiration.  I hope to see you at Wax Works West later this month. It will be a blast!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Text at Logos Bookstore

A display of USED books at Logos. Each used sign was different. Can you see the small white hand drawn used signs atop each book? It tickled my funny bone and makes me think about my upcoming class-Encaustic and Text at wax works west on April 28.