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these are all fabulous and beautiful!! I especially love the last one!
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Beautiful work!!! I did silk painting for about 10 years. Your work has wonderful depth and layering of color. Gorgeous!

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Hi Lisilk

Your work is wonderfull. I see you use the Dupont dyes like I do. And your introduction to the silk painting !!! Is one of the best I have seen. Very cleare and easy to understand.

Are you still painting on silk?
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Oh my, I have gotten behind on this thread. So many interesting thoughts, and the scarf/shawl is beautiful. Subtle color, nice heavy drape.

Sad about thefts. I often wonder too, what people do with them. You are probably right, Sigrun, about just selling them.

I have thought about silk painting, given my interest in watercolor. Someday someday.

I'm playing around with this batting dyed with RIT -- should think about it if I end up making pieces that I want to last.

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Beautiful work!!! I did silk painting for about 10 years. Your work has wonderful depth and layering of color. Gorgeous!

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I went back and found your thread about silk painting. Great tips and even better work! I never knew you could use alcohol to soak up the color and lighten. How could I have never known that? I just used lots of water and wet on wet. Crazy.

What medium do you do now? I haven't done silk since 2006, back to acrylics, but I do miss it.
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Here is a picture that is done by using wax for stopping the dye to spread.
The name of the picture is "Odin's eagle" Inspired by early viking jewlery.
Dupont steam fix dyes and wax on Crepe de Chine.
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Very Nice! Ancient viking jewelry is so striking.
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Its very beautiful.
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This is pillow motive is one of my favorit. I have taken the motive and framed it for the wall as it is so much work to make the pillows. I will load up a photo of it framed to morrow.
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This the first wall hanging I did way back in 1998. This is my jewel in the crown. It is owned by very special people in Switzerland. It is the first one I sold and they never asked the price all those years ago so I gathered that I should carry on doing art for walls.
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That is striking, Sigrun. Love the knotwork.
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Thanks Dr.Debby t took a very long time to do. I machine stiched the motives through all layers and it took me ca. three weeks to hide all the ends.
The silk velvet is dyed by me to and then free motion machine sewing.

I made it as a knee warmer. My feet are always cold. Then I hung it up in my studio and these people came in and it was gone . It was my first large piece that I sold (without intending to sell it) and I had tears in my eyes when they walked out of the door. I felt terrible and thrilled at the same time. Very strange motions
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Oh Sigrun... it's lovely and such intricate twists and turns... I can see why it would have been hard to part with! What are the symbols?
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Just celtic symbols I saw in a book many,many moons ago and then I made a viking symbol in the middle to connect the celts with the vikings.

I was just starting dying silk and had not puplicly used my own drawings due to lack of confidence. Luckily it changed after this piece and I got the confidence to draw and paint my own.
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Confidence is a tough thing...

Earlier this week, a new member of our quilt guild referred to me as an expert artist and Comité Culturel Franco-Manitoba called to ask if they could put me on their list of artists ... both times, my face turned red and I wanted to giggle.

I've sold my work, I have a publisher, and I still have a hard time saying what I do when someone asks. So I just say I work from home!

This is the first place I've been almost comfy calling my workspace a studio and openly talking about my book and showing my work. Maybe because I know that some of the people I'm talking with have struggled with the same insecurities. We're hardest on ourselves. I'm looking forward to that feeling going away... any idea when that will happen????
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