Tag Archives: SILK PAINTING

Finding Gratitude for the Platform that Facebook Was

And so today is finally the day my Facebook art page closes its doors. It’s really quite a bitter-sweet moment as I get prepared to pull down the shutters. The sweetness arises from all the fun times I’ve had on this page. The times I have posted a video or slideshow and many people responded with comments and questions. And I enjoyed looking back at all of the memories of my many years of artistic activity. This video I posted … Continue reading

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End of an Era with Facebook

Yes, I’m closing down my Facebook art page after 10 1/2 years of activity and 2,300 followers. So what prompted me to do this? Well, all good things come to an end at some point. When I first started out, far fewer people had FB pages. It was quite amazing to be able to have massive responses to regular posts without boosting or ads. Page owners were generally much further and fewer between than they are now. And there were … Continue reading

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Filming Silk Painting Classes in My Art Studio

Who knew it would be such a stretch? A few years back I created and sold a DVD teaching people how to paint a mandala on silk. It was a lot of fun to make and put out there, but after a while I put the project to one side as it was quite something having to individually burn the discs at the time. I continue to be asked if I offer classes in any form and I have always … Continue reading

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Making New Year Changes to Silkandart

I’m starting the new year off with renewed energy and am back now breathing more life into my blog again. First of all, I just wanted to give an update on what’s happening in the Silk & Art workshop so that you can decide if this is something you’re interested in following along further with me. I’ve currently got a really big sale on in my Etsy shop. All of my silks are on special offer at 30% discount including … Continue reading

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Creating a Silk Altar Cloth in Firey Colours

I’ve just finished creating a lovely silk satin altar cloth with very firey colours and mandala design. I added some golden-coppery metallic accents for a nice sparkle and then took some photos. I’m sharing here with you both the finished item as well as an animated slideshow I created and posted on YouTube. Just click on the video screen to watch the animation. I rather like how it turned out. Please watch and let me know what you think. This … Continue reading

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Silk Painting with Gold Accents

I’ve been painting on silk for around 18 years now. My goodness – where does the time go? And yes, in that time I have covered a lot of ground. I’ve tried out lots of different techniques, and some of my experiments have ended up in the trash leaving me with a good-humoured sense of “Next!”. At quite an early point I began to create mandalas using gold liner as a resist and losing myself in lots of tiny details. … Continue reading

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The Classical Seven-Course Labyrinth on Silk

I’ve been painting some more bright, silky labyrinths and wanted to share the results with you. The one in these images is the classical seven-course labyrinth, which is constructed from 7 concentric circles around the centre point. There’s an amazingly simple geometry behind this design which I may share with you in another post. It was fun to learn how to draw one free-hand although I did use a template to create these silky images. A labyrinth is not the … Continue reading

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Chakra Silk Paintings on a Snowy Sunday Afternoon

It’s a very snowy April afternoon, and it also happens to be a Sunday. So I thought – what better way to spend it than to start posting the recent photos I took of my chakra (energy centre) silk paintings. I’m going to share some of the photos of the process of creating them so you can see how they came about. And I will be sharing some information about the chakras in some posts to come. Watch this space. … Continue reading

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New Silk Painting and Tie-Dyeing Supplies

Today we visited a store here in Edmonton that actually had some supplies I was able to buy and will be able to use in the very near future. I’ve now got various bits and pieces that will enable me to both tie-dye and do some silk painting. I was especially pleased to be able to get hold of a tjanting, one of those sweet little Indonesian devices that is used to apply wax to the fabric when creating batik. … Continue reading

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Silk Painting – Getting the Creative Urge Again

It’s been a very long time since I did some silk painting. In fact, too long.  Just far too long. Life just sometimes comes and leads you in a completely different direction. And then you get that urge again… I was just looking through my thousands of photos of my silk painting adventures. This picture below shows my old dye cupboard in our Victorian town house from many moons ago.   The photo below this is one that some of … Continue reading

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