May 14, 2010

New fiber do dads. silk painted flowers

I am blessed to have a lovely 80 something year old friend who has been gracious enough to give me lessons in silk painting. She is a retired teacher, former award winning water colorist and photographer, who 24 years ago changed her interest to fiber art, particularly silk painting. She is absolutely amazing. She is originally from Ohio but has been living here in the southwest for 30 years (we just recently celebrated that anniversary). 

I have minimal skill as a silk know that old compare and destroy confidence thing, but have produced some usable pieces. In doing so, I became intrigued with the colors more than the patterns. The Fairy Flower brooches are a product of that color study. These are some of that study.

1 comment:

Marlene said...

wow - those are very pretty and creative.