11 x 60" Haboti silk scarves. The yellow rose silk is not for sale. I left out a word in the border. Boo hoo. (That is rare for this calligrapher). But if you like it, I could make another one. The bottom one has puzzle designs and the word friendship and friendship quotes around it. The puzzle pieces represent each friend and how they fit into my life. Thank you, friends. Both are original designs with French dyes. $100.00
My goal in painting this 35x35" haboti silk was to use very little resist. This is a close up and the only resist is on the fish, otherwise I used slightly thickened French dyes. I hang this silk on a cafe curtain rod with the little clips. That way it moves in a breeze and seems very fluid. All original art and design. $150.00
Flame Dragon is a 35x35" haboti silk which I have framed in a large plexiglass frame, but the silk can be taken out and worn or hung freely. This guy really lights up the room, and is a friendly dragon, despite the flames. French dyes and gold resist were used. I love this fella, but he can go to a loving home. This design is free-hand drawn and designed by Jill. $300 unframed.
A new flower silk was called for. I love looking at real flowers, but then playing with their dominate feature and making them come to life. This is haboti silk, 11 x 60", original design, painted with French dyes, and can be worn in any season. The camera put darker shadows into the photos; nothing is dark in this silk painting. $125.00
Play is the title of this silk, even though it features fall leaves. I gave myself permission to play. This haboti silk from China is 8x72" designed by me and painted with French dyes. The border features quotes about play, and gold resist draws each leaf. The color inside each 'window' is resist free. This silk is very pretty to hang on the wall or wear or both. $125.00
These seven 22x22" square silks(haboti) are of my interpretation of photos from the Hubble telescope of some of the Nebula in our Universe. I have these mounted on foam core and ready to hang. Each silk is very dynamic and brightens up the room. My favorite is the last one which is of the Butterfly Nebula. $75 each.
This 11 x 60 crepe de chine silk scarf was inspired by an ad I saw for a National Geographic book on photos from the Hubble telescope. I used French dyes, very little resist, and the words around the border speak about space and the Universe. $110.00
Another silk I painted when I was taking a class and studying Irene Wellington. She combined her calligraphy with illustrations and I took this to the next level, by doing my work on a silk. This is a poem about bugs feeling the earth quake when people walk by. $125.00
Taking a class with Renee Jorgensen and learning about the calligraphy of Irene Wellington, I decided to do my calligraphy and illustrations on silk. This is a little story about snails, and their slime. I put the poem into the lines of slime. 11 x 60" I am also proud of the leafy background which is accomplished with no resist. $125.00
This unusual silk is crepe de chine, and was painted with thickened dyes and no resist. I was in a class at SPIN in Santa Fe, and gave myself the challenge. The dyes were different from my usual, thus the color, BUT by using thickened dyes, and many hours of careful painting, I was able to achieve this with no resist. Diane Tuckman was in the class and gave me high praise. Thank you. $125.00
This silk is 35 x 35" and depicts a close up of coral with a black light on it. I painted this at the SPIN conference in Santa Fe in July. $150.00 When I tie the ends together, it makes a wonderful shawl.
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.