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Launching ‘A Sea of Calm’ – my new Mandala Oracle Deck Giveaway

* * The draw has closed today: watch for the giveaway results. * * Today it’s official. My long-awaited mandala oracle deck has now been launched and is available to buy. It’s called ‘A Sea of Calm’. And it’s such an exciting moment. I made a short video earlier to talk to you about it and I’d love you to watch: The good news is that I am now doing a giveaway and giving one of you the chance to … Continue reading

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A Touch of Frost on the Cosmic Web

A few weeks ago I was inspired to start up a new spiritually based group for artisans on the Etsy website. Together with Star Breiter, my Silk and Stars partner, we opened the group and started to put out the call for other like-minded people. – as you read through this post, click on the photos to be taken to the artists’ pages. The group has a team presence on Etsy but also a day-to-day support on Facebook and the … Continue reading

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Vibrant, Fabulous Colour- Playing with Silk, Dyes and Salt

I had just taken my latest silks out of the vinegar solution I normally soak them in before starting my work on them and started to stretch them on my frames. I began to tune in to which colours I would be mixing together…. the first one was going to be a real earthy mix as it was for a client who had ordered a SilkandStars package. Intuitively it felt right for them to be having some purple blended in … Continue reading

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Birthing a New Silk Painting Product – and a Give-Away

Some of you may know that I’ve been very busy over the past few months developing a new product, one I have been mulling over for such a long time now. Just over a week ago I gave birth to my very first silk painting kit and dvd tutorial entitled ‘How to Create a Mandala on Silk (this link takes you to the page with all the details)’. It really was a rollercoaster of a journey. And I learned so … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life….Creating Small Framed Silk Pictures

Most of you know my freehand silk mandalas that I love creating. Whenever I’m asked about templates, I always tell you that I almost never use them and enjoy the process of freely creating as I go. But there are a few items that I use templates for and those are the smaller items that I reproduce as variations on a theme. I just wanted to share an insight into my small framed silk pictures, items that I do indeed … Continue reading

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Silk Painting, Stars and Batik with Soya Wax

One of my current loves is creating designs on my silks using soya wax as a resist. I sometimes use brushes to apply the wax but mostly play around with the tjantings I have. This silk painting technique is a form of batik. I normally apply a few layers of dye to the silk after each wax patterning. And today was no exception. Recently I had painted a very pale, pastelly star pattern on a silk scarf and only today … Continue reading

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Silk Painting with Scarves, Mandalas and Gemstones

I just love synchronicities and I love how they occur at the least expected moments. Recently I began exploring the world of gemstones starting off with a lovely green semi-precious stone in my collection. It was a mixture of chrysocolla and malachite. Well I went on to create a lovely silk which I now offer in my Etsy shop as made to order. This is it here. I was then sent a few photographs by my gemologer friend Starlene Breiter … Continue reading

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Silk Painting: Refilling Gold Liner from the Tubes to the Bottles

We all have our habits and one of mine in silk painting is always to use the little plastic bottles with nibs for drawing my resist lines. I’ve never liked the tubes. It’s just one of those things. But a few days ago I realised I was going to have to order some more gold resist as I have a silk painting workshop coming up and saw that I didn’t have enough for the participants. So I went online and … Continue reading

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Celebrating 1,000 Likes on my Facebook Silkandart Page

As most of you will be aware we are not allowed to express our joy and gratitude on Facebook by offering thank you gifts in return for support we have had from all of you over the months and years. For this reason I am inviting you to come and visit my blog as an independent space to let you know how thrilled I am that my Silkandart page has grown to over 1,000 ‘Likes’. It’s so lovely to see … Continue reading

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Dyeing in the Sun – Fun with Silks and Colours

In case you hadn’t worked it out – I love colour and I love painting on silk. It’s just something that brings me alive and fills me joy. It feels like a fountain of lightness is just welling up from within and it’s wonderful to just surrender and go with the flow literally. Today I was totally in the flow and was blessed to be able to play in the sunshine, an unusual occurrence. I thought it must be a … Continue reading

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