Good Monday to you! This week’s quote (by Molière) reminds us to slow down and enjoy the journey as much as we anticipate the destination.
This past weekend, I took my first encaustics class. Encaustics uses heated, pigmented beeswax to paint a surface. Most often it’s done by layering the beeswax along with other materials to create a rich, textured collage. It’s one of those processes that takes time, demands it even. It’s also a technique that can be unpredictable requiring that you relinquish some degree of control. I found both the time and the lack of control freeing. They both allowed me to slow down and enjoy the process, the materials and my surroundings.
What is your slow craft – that technique that takes time to master and gives you a quiet, zen moment whenever you are working?