On Tuesday I painted the garden party at Mary Claire’s.
Wednesday shimmering hydrangea blooms, striped parasols, and wet winged butterflies fill my studio on hand painted rayon and poly crepe de chine. The garden party morphed into a collection of fabrics!
In high school I block printed fabric to make my own clothing. Sewing the first yard to create an off-the-shoulder top, I feel like a girl again.
Now I see EVERY painting as fabric. I hardly know where to begin! Perhaps you’ll tell me where you would start?
Wet Winged Butterflies
Butterflies symbolize transformation. Metamorphosis, caterpillar dissolves to leave a wet winged butterfly emerging from her cocoon.
Hanging on the edge where one can see the sun and dark cocoon simultaneously, I’ve laced the wet winged butterflies with layers of energetic lines that change as you move in the light. I Call it Butterfly Fusion.
Impossible to photograph, you’ll have to wear it to experience the full holographic effect. You’ll find them in my Online Trunk Show this summer only.
Morphing Art > Fabrics
Wearing my heart on my sleeve, I painted A Lily Pond of My Own triptych before I went to Tuscany. Now I’ve printed it on soft stretch Jersey and sewn it into a short kimono jacket with lime faux suede trim.
A Lily Pond of My Own
Here’s what the painting looks like. Three separate panels create a triptych mural, or each stands alone as a vertical 40″ x 30 oil painting.
So a top can be fashioned from any of the paintings.
For example, here’s the top created from the center panel, Something’s Blooming.
My granddaughter Fiona was in the studio last week. “Is it a woman or a landscape?” she wanted to know.
Goddess Rising is me trusting the Creator to take control of my life and painting. It’s what I learned from my Tuscan family, letting the colors seep into everyday life.
I really like her hat, as it feels like my head ~ filled with more ideas than I know what to do with!
And I like that trusting means flexing my faith muscle over and over again, each time I sigh and let go of the notion I need to know anyway.