Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wonder??? Wednesday #4 Wax
I thought today, we would be enlightened, with the word Wax. I am thinking of candles, beeswax ones that smell amazing. I love the mood candles set. How they illuminate any occasion and make it seem special. There is a new art form, which I am sure some of you have heard off. It is called Encaustic. Actually it is not new, it is old, around four thousand years, maybe more. Its humble beginnings are linked back to ancient Greece. The pigmented wax was used to seal their ships, so they would be watertight. Encaustic means to burn, but in this regards it is to paint with melted wax. It can be simple, such as beeswax melted and painted onto a collage or special blends of wax n' resin, in a wide range of colors. The art has a luminous quality and the lovely scent of honey.
Here is a video showing this art form:
I would like you to think about wax. We use candles to celebrate birthdays, for romance, and when the power goes out. Pen a poem that illuminates wax and shines the light, on a memorable occasion you loved!