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, 2009

My Autumn Leaves Scarf Reviewed...

I received an email from a fellow mom in Minnesota who writes a blog and reviews items for artists.  Here is her review of my square brown autumn leave scarf - she actually used it as a headband and it looks very pretty on her.
Check it out:  http://musingsfrommomschool.blogspot.com/2009/10/art-silk-creations-scarf-review.html

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Scarves for Sale at POSH in Midlothian

Hurry in - 3 have SOLD already!

I'm so excited!  Posh is a very nice boutique with beautiful home decor and accessories.  Here is a photo of the storefront (its on Midlothian Turnpike in the same shopping center as Capital Ale House) and my display.  The ladies that own the store are so nice - it was great doing business with them.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Storefront - Crossroads Art Center

Jenny at Crossroads Art Gallery has been a great promotor of my work - she recently bought one of my scarves originally for her sister as a gift at the NEW luncheon at Willow Oaks.  She wore it all day to promote my work and loved it so much that she is keeping it for herself!  It really looked great on her. 

I so enjoy being in the company of such amazing artists at Crossroads.  I've sold two already!  Yay!  I tried to take a photo here with my cell phone - again why do I always forget my digital camera??  and I'm in the window!

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Crossroads Art Center

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I am now officially an artist with display space at Crossroads Art Center! Yay! Check it out - its located between Staples Mill Road & Broad Street, in a shopping center behind the Holiday Inn. There are many artists there...so much to look at and buy!

Ladies Night Out at Commonwealth Photography - My booth

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What a great night! Despite the insanely humid night in Chester and poor turnout, it still was a great success! This was the first of 10 shows I have scheduled between now and Christmas. What was I thinking?!?