After flipping houses for a living, a Wagga retiree has found a new passion after discovering the existence of using resin in art.
Di Masling used to buy old houses, renovate them and sell them, but decided she didn’t want to move again.
“I was on Facebook and I saw a video on resin art and loved it,” she said.
“I took myself off to Geelong and did a one on one class with a gorgeous artist down there and then another one in Melbourne a couple of weeks later.
“Then I came home and set up a gazebo as a workshop and that was that.”
Ms Masling said she had only been doing resin art for six months, but the challenge of the form was enough to keep her engaged.
“It sets challenges and there is so many processes and techniques you can do as well as so many things you can choose to resin,” she said.
"If it is too easy, then you get bored.
“I will resin cheese boards, lazy susans, tissue boxes and also larger pieces of art.”
Experimenting with different colour schemes and materials such as cardboard, glitter and stones means Ms Masling has a host of different ways to create her art.
Ms Masling said she finds that customers at the markets she attends are more likely to buy something small so she makes sure to cater to that.
“I love going to the markets and it is a great way to get my name out there,” she said.
“There is a lot of interest in this because it is something different.”
Ms Masling will be setting up shop this weekend at the Wollundry Saturday Markets from 8am to 1pm at the Civic Precinct.
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