I know this looks out of focus but it's not. I spent a day in Susan Brooks Garage
last week to re-learn how to use deconstructed screen printing. I did this on cotton before but decided to use silk this time. What a difference!
I loved the vibrancy of the dyes on silk and after consulting with a friend of mine that is a professional artist, working in silk, I now know how to finish this piece into a scarf (so practical!)
If you ever get the chance to spend some time with Susan at her studio, do it! It was a creative day and Susan is a wonderful teacher!
I'm getting more and more into mixed media so I order some tea bag paper from the UK. This is paper that acts as fabric (strong and won't deteriorate when wet). I'm using my favorite Dylusions spray inks to add some color and pattern to this paper. Loving the effect!
Today is Easter. A time of reflection and transition. From death to life. From winter to spring. From the past to the present.
At the Botanic Gardens, I saw transitions from hard surfaces (Calder sculpture) to softness (tulips ready to shed their beautiful petals and succumb to the next blooms that will catch our eye.)
Time to reflect on the next fiber art series. I'm getting close.