About Me

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
Welcome to my blog! I am a silk painting artist - having dabbled in a number of areas of artistic expression - oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink. I ventured into silk painting a couple of years ago after I took a workshop with renowned artist Olivia Batchelder of Laguna Beach, California. What a wonderful and inspirational teacher she was! Since then I have been forever hooked with anything to do with textile design/silk painting. I find the dyes that I use (French imported DuPont) are so vibrant - unlike any other medium I have ever used. I am slowing finding my "niche" in the art world and would love to inspire and make other people happy when viewing or wearing my work! I am now happy to say that my work as evolved into making designs for pattern repeats for fabric! Instead of spending hours painting a scarf I now paint and upload the painted scans to my computer and make them into a pattern. Once that is complete I upload the Jpegs to my site on Spoonflower.com and I can print all my designs many times on different types of fabric. Visit my Spoonflower site at www.spoonflower.com/profiles/luv2silkpaint Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 23, 2015

My Seahorses & Seashells Collection on Spoonflower

More of my collections at my store on Spoonflower!




www.spoonflower.com/profiles/lauriekentdesigns


Monday, December 1, 2014

Dynamite Dinosaurs & Playful Mermaids Collection for Sale at Spoonflower!

If you go over to my Spoonflower shop, you will see many collections, like these:

www.spoonflower.com/profiles/luv2silkpaint






New Fabric Collections for Sale in my Spoonflower Shop!

I've been busy working in my studio and on the computer creating fabric collections for the last year and a half.  It's been quite a challenge but of course, creative and always fun!  Take a look at what you can create with m printed designs - just  a couple of items for a simple sewer like me can make, an infinity scarf!  I also made a beautiful kitchen towel with seashells.  Here are a few pics:









Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wrapping paper from my designs that you can buy from Spoonflower!

New dress design created from fabric on Spoonflower!

My vision is to have a cut, sew and print manufacturer make dresses from my beach themed designs.  Here is a mock up dress!


New 2014 Sea Turtle Tea Towel Calendar for sale at Spoonflower!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Handmade items from my Fabric Designs!

Fabric is available on Spoonflower!  Go to my site www.spoonflower.com/profiles/luv2silkpaint





Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Spoonflower Shop - over 130 fabric repeatable designs!

Wow I know have over 130 designs for sale in my Spoonflower shop!  Visit my shop at 

http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/luv2silkpaint

Here is a few samples of some of my designs that you can buy in many types of fabric:
The best way to contact me is through my email as I am in the midst of creating a new website.  My email is lauriepysz@yahoo.com.







Thursday, September 19, 2013

Here is one of my newest fabric designs!  Visit my Spoonflower shop to purchase!
http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/luv2silkpaint



Well it's been awhile since I've posted to my blog and for good reason!  I am taking my silk painted designs to the next level and have been learning textile design and printing!  Please visit my fabric shop at Spoonflower.com.  I have over 100 designs which anyone can purchase yardage of or even just little swatches.
I hope to launch a new clothing line of beach wear with my beach designs - a lofty goal which I hope and pray can be done!

http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/luv2silkpaint


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Richmond Symphony House Gift Shoppe!

I'm going to be a vendor in the upcoming Richmond Symphony House this fall at Pinifer Park located on Robious Crossing Road in Midlothian, VA!   The guest house located behind the house will be the gift shoppe and will feature my scarves as well as works from other artists.  I'll have more details coming up about opening and times, etc. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Bizarre Bizaar coming soon! March 30-April 1 - I'll be there!!

Stop by my booth!  I'll be in the main building at the Richmond Raceway Complex.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10-7, March 30th through April 1st.



Monday, December 5, 2011

Upcoming Show Wed., Dec. 7th at ACAC Athletic Club in Midlothian

Wow really excited to do another show this week at ACAC Fitness Center in Midlothian on Robious Road.  I'll have lots of scarves to sell so stop by!



Successful Show at the Bizarre Bizaar!

Here are some photos of my booth at the show.  Fun but exhausting.  Now have to unpack all the racks, mannequins, scarves, etc.  Many people took my card because they were excited that I am local to the Richmond, VA area.  Please contact me at lauriepysz@yahoo.com for my more information on purchasing any of my scarves.  And many thanks to all my friends who helped me man the booth!