I had an earlier version of this complicated, detailed silk on my Jill's Quills 2014 calendar and wanted to make another because someone was excited by the design. I barely had it finished and it was sold. Wow.
I started this silk with the word Tranquillity written largely down the middle. Around the border I added some philosophy about how to achieve tranquillity and added the cartoon flowers. This silk is very springy, yet goes with any blues or purples. $80.00
Remember when Mom made a dessert called 'Cut Glass'. It was many flavors of jello, cut into cubes, then molded into a cake shape by lemon and whipped cream, I think. Anyway, this silk makes me think of that dessert. It has no resist and is just so much fun. $50.
This is an experiment and a class story. Jan Janas was our teacher on April 22 and 23. Jan is a dynamic teacher and artist and she devised a plan to get us out of our 'comfort zone'. We started with 4 1"x1" squares(clipped from magazines) which we drew in the abstract. We chose our favorite and enlarged it to a 4"x 4" square. We shaded that, then cut it into strips and redrew our design. From there we took small sample pieces of silk and using different techniques, painted the design. The second day we took a 35"x35" silk and made the large design, modifying as we went. The top two photos are the end result and it is already 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.