Familiarity and connection with the islands and the people began when i attended KCVI, joined the naval reserve and journeyed by ferry to cycle or simply be with friends in the village. More recent affiliations are with colleagues at work, local musicians and my sister, creator of ‘the unhurried house.” I am a nurse by trade and an artist by nature. My paid work occupies most of my mind and much of my heart. With my hands free, being recently gifted with an encaustic iron, stylus and coloured wax, I have unleashed the kaleidoscope within through encaustic painting. Offerings for this show are encaustic paintings, all of which have been generated spontaneously, on 4x6 card stock. Some have been matted and mounted to create greeting cards.