Carson and Cat

Carson and cat is a magical combination of photography, thread painting and Encaustic. Encaustic is a centuries old wax technique that has been used by fiber artists for centuries. I applied beeswax to my fiber and then reheated the wax in order to fuse the surfaces. This has allowed me to add texture to the quilt by scratching the surface of the wax. The wax also adds a sheen to the finished piece of art. I used the beeswax only in the background to cover the trees. It also enhances the feeling of a chilly day.

The Cat’s name is Killer because he was a barn cat that came with a ranch that we purchased in New Mexico. He had lived for years in the barn with only the mice and lizards as food. Hence the name Killer. No one could get close to the cat for six months. Then he decided that Carson was a best friend. This is a photograph of Carson sitting on a fence with Killer at his side.

Carson and Cat
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