I’m posting this here instead of Etsy bc I’m so in love with it that I have to show more pics of it than Etsy allows and share my process a bit.
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I am 99% sure this silk is 12 mm Crepe de Chine, it is gorgeous stuff! (It is a new scarf, but I accidentally discarded its label!) It was white until I used low-immersion dying to create a lyrically textured backdrop for my hand-painting. I cannot get good nuf shots to show the yummy rosy-beige and texture the dyeing provided, but it is kinda mottled.
See the pic below: I did the painting with a very fine paint brush—trance-painting. I went to a yum-yum world doing it.
When almost finished painting, I was upset because I thought I might have to keep it for moi, bc it spoke so to me. But I often feel that way, then let go of the piece.
Finally, I knew it’s not mine, and was ready to release it to its owner, whoever that might be! I’m happy it has so much magic I can send into the world. I will take even more joy in this altar-cloth knowing it is in someone’s home. And I do not have room to HOARD MY ART, LOL! Plus, I need to earn my living.
I can let go of this piece, I can let go of this piece . . . Oh, it is often hard to let my art go! Heh, when setting the dye I painted with, I was tempted to keep the piece again. But it doesn’t belong to me, I’m only its creator, it belongs to someone else, I know.
Product and Purchase Info: Update: This item has sold. (That is why there is no longer a PayPal button on the page.) But for the record: $129, plus $4 S & H. 100% silk, 66 X 13.” I am 99% sure it is 12 mm Crepe de Chine. OOAK, original design, painted freehand, initialed and dated by artist. Hand washable. If this item calls you, grab it. I’m almost constitutionally incapable of repeating my designs.
I can only ship within the U.S. And guess what? I made a purchase button, I made a purchase button, I am so proud of me! Now when I want to share my process with friends, I don’t have to post half of it all over again on Etsy.
Update: This item has sold. (That is why there is no longer a PayPal button on the page.)