Monday, July 06, 2009


Before I get started, I want to tell you that this is my 700th post!! YIKES! Can you believe it? Just call me Chatty Cathy!!!

I delivered six newly created scarves to the gift shop at the Quinlan Art Center today. While there, I was thrilled to check out the new exhibit Local Colour, in which my "Grace on Tenth" is hanging. It is a terrific show, and if you are nearby, you need to go see it. I was blown away by all of the works exhibited, but especially those of Clayton Santiago.

So, I thought I'd share a few pics of the scarves that were included in the delivery. This delivery was particularly difficult for me, as I felt very attached to these babies.

This is "O O"

and this is the crepe de chine scarf I showed you the other day that has the foiled gold swirls on it. It is yummy, if I do say so myself!

I am particularly fond of this one, as it started out as a deconstructed screen printed piece, and has lovely little echoes of light blue and gray and white in the background. Again, I used the swirled Thermofax screeen and some royal blue for the added effect.

here's a detail shot:

Now this one is definitely my favorite of the lot (I think!)! It also began its life with lots of deconstructed screens and then I went back in a folded it up, applied some soy wax and then some dye, and voila!

a bit of a detail shot:

and here's a pure shibori scarf, using some wood blocks that our friend Joe cut for me as the resist.
I love the colors in this one.......very vibrant and rich. The bit of turquoise is sort of a surprise, isn't it?

Thanks for sticking with me for 700 chatty posts!!



Jeannie said...

Wow! How could you a)part with any of the scarves? b)pick a favorite? Congrats on 700 posts! And thank you for being such an inspiration. Cheers!

Eva said...

You've been busy! How many necks does it take to wear them all? I couldn't make up my mind. The soy wax one is great! But my personal favourite is the one with the echoes.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Lovely scarfs - as usually =)
I also like the one with the echoes (like Eva above).
Congratulations to the 700 posts!!!!
I'm not that "productive". I've only posted 323 so far on my "old" blog, and 26 on my new one ;-)
xo Eva

Joyce said...

Beautiful work. You are inspiring me to get out my silks again...

Diana Parkes said...

All the scarves look great Judy. I hope they sell well.

PaMdora said...

You've got a few fireworks going on on your blog too! (i.e. the blue scarf is fab!)

Rayna said...

Beautiful, as usual. Don't stop being chatty - I love it!

Karoda said...

happy 700th post!

and Santiago's work is interesting and mesmerizing. thanks for the link.

reaton said...

Well, I had to go to see for myself, and am I glad I did! Each scarf is a work of art in of itself. Beautiful!

Not only that, I have connected with the Grace piece, and didn't want to leave without it. I'll sleep on it.

Carol said...

700! Congratulations, and yes, please keep chatting. The scarves are so beautiful, I kept thinking that's my favourite, then, oh, THAT's my fave - maybe 6&7, too hard to choose really. You're a clever one. I just noticed the photo on the Fiber Arts/Mixed Media button - SUCH a cute pic of you. XO