Yesterday evening the setting sun was lighting the back wall in my bedroom up beautifully. I had hung one or two pieces of clothing against the cupboard door and noted how pretty the colours looked together.
So I went up to the attic and got my camera down and started to take a few shots.
These are some of the latest silks I’ve painted and I noticed what a predominance of pinks and oranges there is in my work at present.
It’s such a pleasure and joy to be able to work with colour this way and silk is such a beautifully expressive fabric. Although it is very demanding when it comes to sewing, silk remains the queen of fabrics for me and will remain my love life-long.
I’ve discovered what fun it is to wear my own creations and so you’ll be seeing more of me draped in my original artworks.
There’s just something so special and wondrous about completing a silk piece, rolling it up in its silk steam bath for 3 hours and then unwrapping it. It’s only then that the silk reveals its true nature and you get to see the iridescent sheen and the lustrous colours. And of course the lovely soft drape.