This is a little encaustic piece that I just finished. It has lots of layers and subtle colors. The "nest" just appeared...I really didn't plan that at all, but I love those kinds of surprises. Of course when the nest appeared, I had to add a bird. I also added part of an old deed dating back to the early 1900's. You can see part of it by her left arm and shoulder.
Here you can get a little bit of a closer view. The flowers were made of plaster. I also used some stamps to embellish the piece. Some of the stamping is more visible and some not so much.
I am in love with the process of using wax (encaustic). You can put so many rich layers and symbolism in a piece. And above all, it's kind of a mystery as to what you will end up with!
This little piece is reserved for an online auction that will be happening in May. I welcome your comments and would love to hear from you!