Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Mind Your Own Beeswax" workshop at Trinity

A portion of our ending display

This morning I was ready to leave for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in NW Portland where I was scheduled to teach eight eager students. When I walked out the door I discovered that my car had been stolen!

I called the police and reported the theft and then called a cab company. I wasn't about to disappoint my students! We had a wonderful day in our encaustic workshop. After I got home (thanks to a ride from a kind student) I got a phone call telling me my car had been dropped off, sans wheels, in front of a car repair shop. Now wasn't that thoughtful--geez. The shop owner told me they had carefully left the lug nuts, arranging them around the car where the wheels would have been. Too weird. Better to have to replace the wheels and tires than the whole car!

Anyway, I want to share some photos from today's class. Trinity has an amazing arts commission--they clearly value the connection between creativity and spirituality. The students had fun experimenting and created lively work. Only one had done encaustic before. One student had not seen encaustic but thought it sounded fun. Another had been wanting to do encaustic for a couple of years ever since she had seen an exhibit of encaustic work. I had so much fun today I even forgot about my missing car!

Coming next Saturday at the studio--"Transferred Secrets". Only one spot left!


Robin said...

that's an amazing, story, Serena! I'm so glad you weren't unnerved enough by the event to call off the class. Really strange, though. Reminds me of a time in Taos when I called the local police because my car was missing. As it turned out I had forgotten where I parked it and it was found a couple blocks away. Mindlessness!

Serena Barton said...

I've done that too--forgotten where I parked my car. I don't wonder it happened in Taos! That place is too magical to be thinking about mundane things like parking the car :)