In response to The Blue Pig Gallery’s annual miniature show, I decided to do some encaustics on little 5×5 boxes. I knew I wanted the common theme of dots, so I made dots, using my magic Krink applicator, on many different pieces of scraps of painted paper and encaustic pieces. I started out with flowers in pots, but that quickly evolved into birds. As I was allowing the pieces to come together with wax, jewelry findings and the aforementioned dotted papers, phrases kept on popping into my head, such as, “Take Me To Your Leader” or “I Read Somewhere That Birds Are Descended from Dinosaurs”. So I decided those phrases needed to be the titles of the mini paintings. Of course, I decided that some of these titles were way too quirky not to be part of the art work and so I bought some little letter stamps and added the phrases to the face of the works, again using that Krink–which applies well to slick surfaces. This project was a great transition from the very meticulous work of the forest panels. Now my head is clear to pursue other forms of forest collages.