Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artitsts Revealed"  Seth Apter ..newly released book from North Light Books  
Don't miss this book! Beautiful layout with wonderful photos of artists' artwork, and secrets revealed with interesting quotes and answers. In depth and very personal thoughts shared; to be treasured by all who aspire to gaining insight into the creative process...I have the honor of being included in this book...Click above link, go to Amazon link for inside look.

Silk scarf, silk crepe de chine kimono, velvet kimono jackets....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Summer Veggies

I would like to be an organic farmer, if I wasn't an artisan. Some offerings from  our small backyard garden. The arugula is still green and grows like a weed! It is so rewarding to grow some vegetables. The red kale is very tasty.

Taos New Mexico Sunset

This photo was taken from my backyard this summer. The colors never cease to amaze me and I have lived here for 23 years. The photo isn't enhanced. Just a small digital camera.

Monday, September 5, 2011

First Annual Art to Wear Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico

One day show, September 24th, 10am-4pm at Women's Club, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A dazzling array of New Mexico fiber and jewelry artisans.
Come visit us for the day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Henri Matisse Quote

"Color was not given to us in order that we should imitate nature.  It was given to us so that we can express our emotions".  Henri Matisse

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Detail of painting.  I use dyes, paint brushes, foam brushes and a brush that was a broom.
Kimono in neutrals.
Hand painted silk crepe de chine kimono. One size.
I tried a different camera for photos and the results were fairly good.  Hand painted silk crepe de kimono..now on it's way to North Carolina.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Charmeuse Scarf in Neutrals

Silk scarf, satiny, smooth 15"X72" in fall palette; chocolate, slate, and  adobe.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blue Moon a velvet kimono jacket

Here is new piece that I sent to North Carolina..just in time for Earl! Hope all the Ocracoke Islanders stay safe. It will reside at Island Artworks on Ocracoke.
It's a deep luscious cool tone piece, M/L, with black velvet band and cuffs.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I invite you into my art to wear blog.. Please explore the colorful palette of my art to wear collection. I live in Taos, in Northern New Mexico; a place that has inspired artists & artisans for several hundred years. The expansive blue skies, vivid sunsets, and earthen arroyos influence my color choices. Each piece is hand painted in related editions. The dyes I use are low impact & eco-friendly, while my technique excludes the use of wax as a resist eliminating dry cleaning to remove wax. Watercolor effects infuse the surface generating abstract designs & floral motifs as I apply the dyes with Chinese, foam, and broom brushes.  The fabrics I use are silk and velvet.  

I look forward to hearing from you with any inquiries, comments,  poetry, links, inspirations, or suggestions you may have....
       "The heart is always the place to go.  Go home into your
                   heart, where there is warmth, appreciation, 
                            gratitude and contentment."
                                        ~Ayya Khema~


Warm regards,

Above photo; Hand painted velvet wrap in cool tones, 20"X90".

Color Stream Scarf Series

As one in an edition; silk crepe de chine scarf, 14"X72", color stream flowing in middle of piece. A watercolor application suggesting a river of color. Brushes are used to create the affects. Hand painting!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Detail Close-up

Here are the details for jewel tone kim.

Silk Crepe de Chine Kimono

This is a fresh new jewel tone kimono, size m/l. I have painted many of these abtract motifs creating a soft but dramatic garment.
I have included a close-up of the brush work and details.

High Desert Sunset

This silk chiffon kimono reminds me of the colors of a Taos New Mexico sunset. I overdyed it pale pink to tone down a brighter green.
Overdyeing gives me the opportunity to save or enrich a piece..love it. This kim is a M/L size. So really nice for warm summer days; weddings, pool parties, evening outings, anything fun. Namaste.