I took my first encaustic class over the weekend. In 9 hours with the tools and supplies I made more than a dozen pieces. It was quite a challenge for me because I tend to work with a very clear vision of the end product and encaustic is not a very controllable medium. There are a few pieces I was pretty pleased with and I really enjoyed the process once I let myself experiment. I’ll post clearer pictures of my finished work later.

jacsfishburne:

The Queen (Märchen)

ft. Katie Cowden

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On occasion I model.

Progress on the daily doodle. I’ve been out of town since Friday so I haven’t done any doodles for the last few days.

Every day.

Every day.

Recent laser adventures! A lot of these were custom work, but some of it will be on Etsy soon.

Local graffiti love.

shopatown:

Check out these adorable flower crowns from Katie Cowden! #shoplocal #shopsmall #locallymade #austin #texas #flowers #spring

Locals, go check out ATown on Burnet and get yourself one of my handmade flower crowns!

shopatown:

Check out these adorable flower crowns from Katie Cowden! #shoplocal #shopsmall #locallymade #austin #texas #flowers #spring

Locals, go check out ATown on Burnet and get yourself one of my handmade flower crowns!

Favorites from a fun and super Austin-y engagement shoot from last week.

I’m working on a new photo series that involves my pretty friends and laser cut paper crowns. This is the first.

This laser cut and hand painted piece was a custom order from a friend who wanted a piece of art based on the Tom Waits song “Fish and Bird”. I painted a large piece of plywood with several coats of deep blue, which I watered down so the wood grain would show through. The tears in the heart are painted with silver Pearl-Ex, which I also used for the feathers on the bird.

Progress on my tiny doodles paper.

Recent adventures in laser cutting.

Small town Texas graveyard.

Last “stuff in my studio” photo with a cabinet card photograph.

Last “stuff in my studio” photo with a cabinet card photograph.