Our daughter, Renee, returned from shores of Lake Superior, with agates and agate books. She suggested I do an agate batik on silk. Having always been amazed at the patterns that occur in nature, I became very motivated to create a freestyle batik (no preliminary drawing) with agate patterns in mind. I first purchased a white fringed silk sarong, mixed colors that blended and those with contrast, painted wax and dyes onto slippery silk and had a great time doing so!!
|IN PROCESS, partially covered in wax!|
I sold the batik at an art show to Paula K. who explained
that she planned to frame the sarong, rather than wear it.
Thank you Paula for your purchase and creativity!
Paula had the silk batik framed in the most unique way, folding the fabric upon a tasteful contrasting background! This contrast presented the fringe so nicely too! Look how the silvery blues in the batik match the pillows below!
Upon completion of my batiks, I always photograph them,
creating images for future marketing possibilities. It's fun to search for exciting areas within the batik to feature on canvas giclees, paper, acrylic and metal prints and greeting cards on
my Fine Art America site.
I also select striking areas that I redesign, using Adobe Photoshop, for offering repeat patterns available for licensing.
My batik repeats offer lucious crackle effect details with blended multi-color!
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A LITTLE INSPIRATION CAN GO A LONG WAY!
Bringing JOYFUL art to your world!