Thursday, August 24, 2006

Shady Day

The Silk Painters of Atlanta group that I belong to meets tomorrow morning at our new venue, Chastain Art Center.
Martha Andreatos called me the other day to see if I would help with the program: sun printing on silk. Well, I've done my fair share of that, but not recently and most of my pieces have been used in projects or given as gifts. I said I'd love to be a part, so I thought I'd better get busy and sun print something. Yesterday dawned rather yuckily and I was bemoaning that fact to my Mom, when suddenly the sun broke through! WooHoo!! So I ran out to the studio with a silk habotai scarf blank in hand, mixed up a batch of turquoisey looking paint, grabbed some leaves off of a nearby Winged Gum and let Mother Nature do her thing:

I'm rather pleased with the outcome!

My new "Freddy book" has really inspired me. I am off and running with some Freddy fish, and hope to have a picture for you in the next day or two.


Gerrie said...

Love that scarf. I better make some before the sun disappears from Portland!

Micki said...

Wow, your scarf is gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Queen Anne's Lace piece. I did a fused binding on my May Journal piece but I didn't really think to do it on this one.

Kristin La Flamme said...

I'm amazed that you happened to have a scarf on hand to take advantage of the sun with. I wish I had that kind of "stash." :-) It's really gorgeous!

Judy said...

That was the last of the Habotai scarves...I am upgrading to Charmeuse and didn't really want to play around with one of those, so was most relieved to find the Hab hiding in a corner! I'm so glad you like it!