Sunday, August 23, 2009

A visit to the Boca Raton Museum of Art

This week I had the wonderful opportunity to finally visit the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
The 58th All Florida Annual show is still up until the 30th of the month and  I met up with Kelli Bodle of the curatorial staff who showed me around this spectacular show.
I loved the architecture and light.

Here are some images from that day:

Main room with my friend, Jean Blakburn's piece on the far left.

Jean Blackburn, Myakka series # 113

My 2 pieces, 
The Road Traveled and We are Burning.
Photo Encaustic
22" x 22"

Other artists I liked:

Miles Loventhall
The Wall 2007
Paper Resin on aged steel
41" x53""x4"

Jeff Olsen
Everglades Restoration
Digital Photograph
24" x 29"

Friday, August 14, 2009

The New Queen has arrived!

It has been a bee kind of week. I am now an official certified beekeeper and it was suggested by the bee inspector to re-queen one of my hives. I mailed ordered a Cordoban Queen and she arrived this morning.I inserted the small cage she came in to the bottom hive and let her worker bees smell her and get know her through her pheromones. Then they will liberate her by eating the candy that seals her cage.
She will then take her mating flight and then get busy laying eggs..

The smoker:

 Smoking the hive before we open it.

A top frame:
I hope to see the moment when she is cut loose by her bees
and she takes that first mating flight.
Will keep vigil for the next few days! I will keep you informed.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Montserrat College of Art

What a great experience and great Encaustic Conference!..
Here is a link to one of my pieces shown: