I had painted with acrylics, oils and watercolours in the past, but none of these artforms even came close to the intensity of colour I experienced when I first started to paint on silk.
When the dye is still wet, the silk is almost outrageously vibrant, glistening and compelling you to stare at it.
As it dries, the dye becomes calmer and smiles at you, inviting you to stay a while and contemplate it.
But after you have rolled the piece of artwork up and steamed the silk for 3 hours to permanently bond the dyes with the fabric; after you have carefully removed and opened up the package, you get a completely different message.
And what a sight to behold. The silk has taken on an incredible sheen. It is soft and luxurious to the touch, the colours almost translucent. It now has an air of sovereignty. It’s almost as if you daren’t touch it.
I remember the first time I unpacked my first steamed piece of silk. I was quite stunned and just stood there, soaking up its beauty. It was as if the colours were reaching out to touch me. Such a therapeutic experience.
In fact, every time I paint on silk, I stand back throughout the process and just allow the colours to work their magic on me. It’s a real energy shift.
When I began my training as a colour therapist, I was delighted when we started to work with coloured silks as one of the techniques. Silk is a natural protein fibre and has such a purity and high frequency and so is well suited to colour therapy and is an excellent transmitter of the colour vibration the person needs.
So imagine my joy when I realised that I could personally paint my own coloured silks to do my colour therapy with. As well as being able to create the perfect colour fix in whatever I needed at any time.
More recently I have become really drawn to further exploring the therapeutic side of colours, and am excited to see where that leads.
Colour vibration is a potent form of healing and touches us deeply where or not we bring our awareness to it. Harnessing that energy can bring about so much change in our lives. I invite you to join me on my journey.
Have you experienced colour affecting your energy levels? What do you think about the concept of colour therapy? I’d love you to share your experiences.