Tag Archives: COLOURS

A Splash of Colour Therapy – Silk, Dyes and Fun

I spent the last two days working on another couple of commissioned silk scarves and found myself really enjoying working with the vibrant colours. I was just thinking a few days ago how nice it would be to have my two different rainbow scarves side by side, when suddenly I got an order for one of each. Such a beautiful synchronicity. So I set about painting them in tandem, with the two frames set up at the same time, enjoying … Continue reading

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Passionate About Silk and Art and Colour

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 … Continue reading

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Some Ideas on How to Tie a Silk Scarf With Style

For years now I have been painting on silk and whenever I exhibit , I like to put out a wide range of colourful scarves on display as it’s always makes everything look so lovely and vibrant. When people come over to have a look, I often get asked to show them how to tie a silk scarf without them looking like an air hostess. That always brings a smile to my face. It’s easy at fairs to give some … Continue reading

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Silk Painting as the Perfect Colour Therapy

I’ve always had a great love of colour and when I discovered silk painting, I found the perfect way to give myself a dose of colour therapy on a regular basis. 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 … Continue reading

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Colour Therapy: Wearing Blue Clothing (Part One)

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I have journeyed through some colours, looking at how their energy affects both you and those around you. Today we’re moving on to BLUE and to get the ball rolling I’ve made a small video for you on this topic. If you are any of these people I have mentioned here, then blue is definitely the colour for you. So what comes to mind when … Continue reading

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Colour Therapy: wearing green clothing (Part 2)

I wrote a little while back about the significance of wearing green clothing and promised to get back with some further thoughts on the subject. Colour is such a fascinating subject isn’t it and I’m sure I could write a list as long as my arm of all the keywords linked with green but what I really wanted to do was give a bit more insight into how wearing this colour can affect your energy levels and what subtle effects … Continue reading

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Painting a Silk Mandala as a Slow Meditation – Nourishment for the Soul

I get asked so often how long it takes me to paint a mandala. It’s that “How long is a piece of string?” time again. It totally depends on what size it is, how detailed it is, how much I have going on around its creation and so on… I decided to share some of my thoughts on this with you in an article because it always helps me to get clarity on the whole process. First and foremost painting … Continue reading

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EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH COLOUR

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH COLOUR! I don’t know if you are aware of it, but the colours you choose to dress yourself in can truly empower you. When was the last time you woke up and just felt like moving mountains? And what did you grab for in your wardrobe? I’ll bet it was something pretty upbeat that made a bold statement about the way you felt on that day. And the morning you opened your eyes and felt pretty awful. … Continue reading

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