Sunday, 30 August 2015

Spirit of Autumn

The Spirit of the autumn is on the way..
a gentle soul.

I'll have a little break
hope to visit the marvelous Hebrides
i already had a word with Mr Weather.
It should be fine!

back soon !


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Textile dying experiments

It has been a busy time
trying out new colors and techniques
just using books or internet
toward the dream to create 
my own textile backgrounds
for my artwork..

stretching habotai silk

measuring an all that precision stuff

creating colors charts

And putting them on canvas

At the moment I'm not sure if it could work at all
I've been investigating for years
about natural dyeing, screen printing and other related crafts
This Procion Mx, chemical dyes  which can color natural fibers
seem to me to create to much pollution to the water...
so i feel to  use it rarely .

I am trying now disperse dyes, always chemical,
but which do not require water.
The color is transferred by heat.
Let's see..

I of course do not abandon the idea 
of using already made beautiful brocades and so on, 
as I've been doing for few years now!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Inspiring ART

work/world  is really inspiring
is a real artist .
Look at 
this video 

and you will love her work too!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

the Healing Festival 2015

It was a sunny and beautiful day

i met nice people and had good fun

 my work in the Botanic garden
felt at home

and i was so lucky to be just near 
the Harp on Wight crew...harp music all day!
what a treat 

Just under this indian bean tree, i stayed all day...
it was in blossom and its flowers
were just a blissful treasure !

and I have been announced part of the 
ETSY Christmas Market in Portsmouth 
( it might have been the first card i sold , the snowy one, to bring me luck!)

Monday, 17 August 2015

Simple treasures

A meadow evening walk
revealed its beauty
simple and rich

summer is at its end,  
 and the light is beautiful here

Monday, 10 August 2015

Healing Festival 2015

I'll be present
at Ventnor Botanic garden ( Isle of Wight, UK )
15th August 10am -6 pm

with my cards, prints and more
come to visit... it will be 
an inspiring day!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Silk thread Dyeng

One of my new experiments
is to dye my own threads.

With special colors 

and the help of a dedicated 

 Silk can't go over 85°, 
so it was a bit tricky to find the right setting of the oven
( I might have fund it though)

It is a beautiful technique, 
but remember is quite difficult to control the shades totally, 
as dyeing is more like an alchemy!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

The new

After the dream of books,
 a new dream starts: to dye and create my own background textiles.
 And as the previous, this field is to me completely new...and the new is made of times of research, experiments, where it is important to hold on to your dream, in despite of "failures", and the times you seem to not to get anywhere... to discover the new , faith is required. 
But the dream is always there, smiling to you, and ready with HIS hand 
kiki emoti