Last Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting Mo Godbeer and she is an absolute delight. I flew from Melbourne to Sydney to attend an Encaustic Workshop Mo was running at the North Sydney Community Centre. I was a little hesitant at first about attending. The thought of leaving the kids and flying interstate for the day made me a little nervous. I guess I was more worried about my kids killing each other while I was away, but in the end they talked me into it and practically pushed me out the door, which only worried me more..... lol. Anyway I arrived safely, jumped into a cab and was off to meet Mo. I don't think it had really sunk in that I was in Sydney, until we turned a corner and there she was. (No not Mo) The Sydney Harbour Bridge and I just stared and thought, "shit I'm really here". You know, I've been to Sydney plenty of times, but I always find that first sighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge breathtaking. I know it sounds a bit sad, but I don't travel much anymore, I've become a bit of a hermit, so this was a big deal for me.
Finally made it to the community centre, and the minute I stepped inside I could smell the beeswax, and smiled to myself. I followed my nose until I found Mo. With a big hello hug, I felt at ease. What a wonderful lady. She had prepared goody bags for us so we could complete 4 pieces. I've attached 2 of the pieces I completed. The other 2 I still want to work on. I had tried encaustics at home by just watching tutorials on youtube, but nothing compares to seeing it first hand. Mo shared her wisdom and her materials and she was very approachable. You can probably tell I can't speak highly enough of her. I spent the whole day learning and creating and met some really nice people. It was terrific. I'm so glad I went. The only downside was that it all ended so quickly, the time just flew.
So Mo, thank you ever so much for a most enjoyable day.