New Light / by Hayden Michelle

 View of the most breath-taking rainbow I have ever seen, taken on our land

View of the most breath-taking rainbow I have ever seen, taken on our land

  Thursday, I received some lovely news.  The International Encaustic Artists organization notified me that I have been granted a 2016 Emerging Artist Award.  I am deeply honored to receive this recognition and financial support, especially as I am just in the early stages of introducing my work.  I am looking forward to using the funding to explore work on a hot box, whose surface allows for monoprints and painting.  These prints will become sculptures, as well as foundational backgrounds for my sculptural work.  I can hardly wait to begin new exploration with this limitless medium.  I am deeply grateful to the IEA for providing ongoing exposure and education on the encaustic arts, for supporting encaustic artists around the world, and for offering me this gift.  

  Friday, I was greeted with more positive news.  I am going to be a featured artist for the upcoming biannual issue of Encaustic Arts, an online magazine produced by the national encaustic organization,  Encaustic Art Institute, located in Sante Fe, NM.  To my surprise,  I was notified that one of my sculptures, "Quiet Emergence", was chosen for the cover of the magazine.  I am proud to be featured alongside these established and talented artists, and am looking so forward to reading all of their stories and profiles. The magazine will be available June 1st.   Here is a sneek peek of the cover...

 

It is so exciting that things are evolving as this new year unfolds, and I feel so privileged to be able to continue making and sharing my process and path.  Thank you for all of your support and interest.  It means the world.

 Do these clouds not look like an oil painting?  I did nothing to modify the picture.   Amazing!

Do these clouds not look like an oil painting?  I did nothing to modify the picture.   Amazing!

 I love when nature reflects what emotions I am feeling, and could not have created a more perfect transition from  cleansing storms to (double!) rainbow to some of the most beautiful skies I have ever seen... such a gift!

I love when nature reflects what emotions I am feeling, and could not have created a more perfect transition from  cleansing storms to (double!) rainbow to some of the most beautiful skies I have ever seen... such a gift!


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