Thursday, January 25, 2007

finished four

i finished three more scarves and a large shawl. the size of the shawl (22 x 90) is my new favorite size! there is just so much fabric to work with and wrap yourself in. I put an auction item up on ebay too.

i was doing the finishing on these and rolling them for storage - and just kept thinking how it doesn’t seem like painting in a traditional sense -- it's painting with light! there isn't any feel on the silk when i'm all done, and every one of them is so luminous. it is just amazing to me - i never cease to wonder at the beauty of it.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

scarves scarves scarves

i painted up a storm! i'm working on increasing my inventory significantly by mid-february. i applied for a spot at the Craftstravaganza! that is held at the mn state fair grounds in april. i'm totally excited to find out in a week if i get in. (it's a juried show.)

i painted this on [the first day of the] new year - more time in the studio - exactly what i wanted for christmas! (thanks honey!)

the kids have been fun and coming in and painting on their projects at the same time.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

i'm back!

i'm back in the studio after a pretty bad accident. i'm not able to do a lot of painting that requires me to lift my arm very high, but it feels sooooo good to get back in here instead of being confined.

in mid december i fell while carrying a pot of boiling pasta to the sink and burned 25% of myself… i figure that I got really lucky, because it could have been so much worse. my small son was sitting on a stool right by where I fell and his clothes were also wet, but when my husband stripped off his clothes he was completely fine! Miracle!

i have another couple of months of healing to do and then i am likely looking at some surgery. my hands and eyes are good, so i'm able to work on my silk painting more than muralling right now - and that's cool. i really enjoy silk painting. this past weekend i tried some new techniques and experimented. rewarding!