This is my first 14 x 72" silk. I painted it while it was ironed onto freezer paper. No resist at first. I made flower splotches, yellow swishes, and added purples and dark blues. When I looked at it in the morning the beautiful light yellow swishes, looked liked bananas. Oops, that would not do. So I washed the whole silk out in the sink. Then added gold resist, filled in the yellow swish areas with a darker purple, drew fantasy flowers and steamed the results. No more bananas. Sometimes the fixes make the silk all the more beautiful. haboti silk,
The words on this silk say,"World peace, Sustainability, Spirituality, Transformation, Community, Organic Living, Consciousness, Expression, Compassion, Mind Expansion, Acceptance, Exploration, Appreciation, Music, Poetry, Love, But Act Normal." Across the middle it says, "Appreciation, Acceptance, and Flower Power", I think. 11x60, haboti, French dyes, $100.00
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.