This weekend we took the show down and brought it all home. It marks the end of my first year of learning encaustic and now I am on to phase II. I’m going to work on figuring out how to make larger paintings and getting my artistic mission solidified. I think if I have an intention that is a little more focused it will help me a lot. This first year I was just trying to learn how to paint with encaustic, learn the technique. My mission artistically was basically “try not to make it ugly and horrible.” I think it’s time to move on from that idea now.