This was another experiment at a Silk Retreat. First we twist-wrapped the silk on a tube and dunked it into boiling dye. That is the Shibori technique. Then I stretched the silk and looked at the fine lines left by the twist, and drew complementary resist lines. That was then painted with TinFix dyes. I overpainted the white left by the Shibori technique, too. This is a close up of the 11 x 60" silk. It is fun and wearable. I think it would be fun on a hat! $50.00
When I was at a Silk Retreat in Grand Junction, CO I shared how I used thickened dyes to color the silks in my paste paper technique. This one is a little wild, but you know I love color. 11 x 60" $40.00
The word Perception is written through the middle three times. From there I built the rest of the design. Around the edges I have comments about how we perceive life. I am using a copper metallic resist. 11x60" $90.00
I am using thickened dyes on 11 x 60" silks. The first one was done with Red Label Jacquard and steamed for only an hour, so I over dyed it with more Tinfix yellow and then steamed for 3 hours. It came out much prettier. $40.00 Oops, second one is 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.