Encaustic is so cool. With what other medium can you end your work day by discovering stalactites and stalagmites forming on your table? Okay, maybe there are a few, but still: wax is cool. Well, actually it’s hot (ha ha), but when it cools, even the messes create beautiful little organic shapes and structures like this.

cave formations

Note: for those of you (like me) who constantly get these two formations confused, a handy trick is to remember that stalactites (with a “c”) hang from the ceiling (also with a “c”!), and stalagmites (with a “g”), grow from the ground. :)