This is a project I did in February and March. It was for a client in Oshkosh, WI. The writing style is 'David Jones' and is pre-Roman lettering. David Jones drew each letter and thrived on inconsistency. So where the same letters are different shapes or you see a slant or a curly exit, that is all David Jones. I used gouache for the colors, Ziller Ink for the Black, Schmincke Gold for Rachel and gold leaf for the Hebrew. The vining is hand drawn and colored with colored pencils. The size is about 22 x 30".
I have a silk and art display at the Belmar Library, Lakewood, CO right now; May and June, 2013. The portrait was taken by Bob Maynard Photography while we were at our Studio Walk, May 4 & 5 in Erie, CO. There were four artists in one home; we had 60-70 visitors each day with lots of fun, sales and networking.
Another friend suggested that I add the details to the ends of the scarf. So I put the butterflies on the ends and then drew their flight patterns all over the silks. The calligraphy on the margins is all about butterflies. 12 x 60" Sold
My friend asked for a silk with no lines or drawing on it. So I played with this one. After steaming there was a permanent water spot on it, so I made some little hearts in that area and the silk is finished. It is fun to wear this one. SOLD
My career involved two creative passions: teaching and art. Both passions have enabled me to create. My passion is an all-encompassing one in relation to teaching and art. Sometimes I am consumed by the need to create. A pencil, a brush or a pen in my hand brings me a feeling of contentment.