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!