An Artistic Hat Trick

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An Artistic Hat Trick

Since my son has been playing House League hockey for the past two years, I’ve started to pick up all kinds of hockey terms and trivia by forced osmosis.  According to Wikipedia, “a hat trick occurs when a player scores three goals in a single match.  A hat trick, as it is known in its current form, culminates with fans throwing hats onto the ice from the stands.”  And for further hockey trivia: Canadian hockey player, Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record for most hat tricks in a career with 52.

And as of this September, I’ve managed to pull off an artistic hat trick – three different submissions to be successfully published in three different magazines.  And since I only submitted to these three magazines, I’m going to count in my book as a ‘hat trick.’  Of course, going forward maybe I would have to count a hat trick as three successive publications in the same magazine… but I’m not going to try to get too ahead of myself!

Congratulations letter from Belle Armoire Jewelry on being published in their magazine

Congratulations letter from Belle Armoire Jewelry on being published in their magazine

This most recent publication was a slightly different approach for me.  My two previous submissions focused on my artworks – the encaustic mosaics.  This one was featured my encaustic jewellery – which has evolved over the past year originating with the left-over painted Terraskin papers from creating my mosaics.  Essentially, I took my mosaics, an encaustic painted piece at a time – and created an item of jewellery with it.

Encaustic resin jewellery by Alexandra Reid featured in Autumn 2014 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine.

Encaustic resin jewellery by Alexandra Reid featured in Autumn 2014 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine.

The hardest challenge was finding the correct resin to go over my painted paper without bubbles or spilling over the metal bezels.  Ice Resin did the trick!  I’ll have to write a more in-depth DIY article on the encaustic jewellery in the future – illustrating some of the tips and tricks I learned along the way.  I was lucky enough to have a two-page spread in the ‘From the Boutique: A Gallery of Jewelry’ section of the Autumn 2014 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine.  This magazine is in the same family of mixed media magazines as my previous submission to Somerset Studio – all owned by Stampington Company.  I can’t wait to show my art friends and family my newest article!

Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine’s Boutique instructions on how to make Encaustic Resin Jewelry by Alexandra Reid.

Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine’s Boutique instructions on how to make Encaustic Resin Jewelry by Alexandra Reid.

And this publication comes out just in time for my next art show – the annual ‘Art in the Park’ event organized by Visual Arts Mississauga!  Come check out my encaustic jewellery in person at the show!

Visual Arts Mississauga’s invite for the annual ‘Art in the Park’ event at the Riverwood Park centre.

Visual Arts Mississauga’s invite for the annual ‘Art in the Park’ event at the Riverwood Park centre.