Humans tell stories to make sense of our world, to create meaning for ourselves, and to provide inspiration for others.
Being the protagonist in your own story is about accepting the role of “good guy.”
Not everyone has over the years agreed with my determination to the inclusivity of encaustic; that it can work with, in and alongside all other medium and mode.
And stretched further, that it offers a creative outlet to EVERYONE; even the least of these <artists>~
EncaustiCamp was born out of my desire to see this played out, this inclusiveness, in a bigger way.
It’s done that.
What I didn’t expect was the community that would form.
The relationships that would develop and thrive
or the further exclusion (of myself) from those who disagree with my platform.
I had no idea I’d be part of digging a canyon~
But sometimes believing in things strongly
and standing up for them
no matter how seemingly inconsequential
creates a great divide.
One has to hold hope that
At some point
the partied sides will choose to come down from their height
navigate into the divide
and meet up in the middle of the valley.
It’s awfully pretty on shared