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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Painting Silk Scarves with East Side Art

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  Today you are invited to come into my studio with our East Side art group for a fun day painting silk scarves and relax with a cup of tea on a beautiful mild California day.   Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is joining us in the studio to share the fun with you (he was attempting to sit in  my lap showing off his new "short summer hair cut" when Linda Bucci snapped our photo!

My studio very quickly my studio goes from this . . . . .

to this . . . . .when our very creative and talented East Side artists  start creating their magic.  We gather each month and take turns teaching a class or going on a fun art filled road trip. I taught a class on painting silk scarves with permanent markers and spraying them with alcohol which causes the colors to run and create the look of watercolors based on Suzanne McNeill's amazing  book Creative Dying.

Libby Williamson is a fabulous fiber artist and painted one of her scarves to use to cut  the individual pieces and turn into a quilt type wall hanging or something lovely.

                                   Some were stenciled, stamped or drawn free handed.

The designs and colors matched the artists personalities  and were all different and beautiful.

                                       Sherrill created this delightful black and white scarf.
Jacki Long painted whimsical ladies on a scarf  called "friends".

Using white butcher paper under the scarf when applying the alcohol created the beautiful designs on the paper below - even the rubber gloves, paper plate and test scarf  were beautiful. 

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin

                             "The meditation of my heart shall be understanding."  Psalm 49.3


doodles n daydreams said...

Beautiful scarves, as you say all lovely in there own way. People are so talented.


Junkchiccottage said...

So beautiful and creative. I love them all. What a great group of talented souls coming together.

Sue Kosec said...

Erin, I certainly wish I lived nearby to play with all of you creative souls. Every time you're together, magic happens and I'd love to be a part of that magic.

Keep creating!

Sue Kosec said...

Erin, I wish I lived near you so that I could play along with all of you creative souls. Every time you meet, magic happens and I'd love to be a part of that magic.

Keep creating!

Terra said...


Stacey said...

Erin, those turned out so pretty! I love that you gather with your fellow artists. Good for your brain and soul. :)

Art and Sand said...

I love this.

After the wedding - I use that term a lot this month- I will have time to do some fun projects!

Sami said...

What a great idea to have a monthly art group! Beautiful work with the silk scarves.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what lovely scarfs. Such a great group of talented people. you and Bentley look great.
Have a wonderful weekend Erin - it's going to get hot again.

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

What a creative group! It looks like so much fun. And the scarves are beautiful.

Marilyn said...

Truly a fun day with so much talent in your studio. As someone said, I think it was even more fun because there were no "rules". We could just "paint" free and easy. Results were beautiful and individual to each artist. Thanks again, Erin.

Linda said...

Wow! How Beautiful!
Such a great idea!

Oliva Ohlson said...

Impressive and very beautifully unique!!!