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For as long as I can remember, painting ‘pretty pictures’ has been a part of my life. I would paint anything and everything, the lemons on the tree in the back garden, my dog, flowers at the front door, horses – young girls love painting horses. I loved taking science and biology at school mainly for the drawings that had to be done, not that I learned much about the sciences for that matter. Just enough to get a pass mark, I suppose. It was the drawings that kept me interested.
I would also paint on anything and everything, like book covers, plates, tiles, garage doors, even my bedroom walls. Some of my favourite rock star album covers ended up in large scale on my bedroom walls, artists like Alvin Lee from Ten Years After, Mick Jagger (of course), even the classic ‘The Song remains the Same’ cover, Leonard Cohen, and the gorgeously beautiful Francois Hardy. Do you remember her? Every surface had the potential of a canvas to be painted.
Life moved on and over the years other things became more important and art took a back seat. Sad, yes. However, a friend quoted Steve Jobs to me the other day: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards”. How true this is.
All those dots have brought me to one of the most beautiful places in the world: West Vancouver, Canada. Creativity abounds again, and as before, anything and everything is a canvas.
Painting on silk has become my new passion. Silk scarves, shirts, dresses, ties, bow ties, cushion covers, anything and everything can be a silk canvas. Have a look at my bow ties. They are so cute, and being unisex, severyone can wear them. And then there are my She-Cave silk cushion covers, perfect for the woman who is fortunate enough to have her own ‘this-is-my-space‘ space. Everything is individually hand painted. Have a look.
Coming soon, a special blog on my moth wing bow ties. Another blog on my cushion covers. And the camisole dresses for summer will really be something to look forward to.
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