I have been an artist most of my life growing up in my native country Germany -I learned to knit and crochet at a very young age, mostly out of need. - Years later after coming to the USA I became a textile artist and designed and created costumes and wearable art for the movie industry - A winning bout with serious cancer changed my life. - I am very lucky and grateful to find myself now 8 years cancer free -I discovered Encaustic Painting and fell in love with this ancient medium - The Encaustic Medium - dates back 3000 years ago to Roman, Egyptian and Greek Times - beeswax, resins and pigments were used and melted by the sun or fire to ornate and decorate artifacts, ships and of course the now still famous mummies! Please enjoy and check out my Gallery --- I paint mostly Floral, Fantasy and Feelings - Welcome to my art! - Sabine OOOOps - yes - I forgot to mention: I paint with a tacking iron and hot air gun ......... life is too short to clean brushes!