Lavidacountry’s Blog


FINALLY — cool weather!

Cool weather so I can work in the garden! So wonderful!
My zinnias all died and a new crop of them sprouted in the same pot.

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One of my first silk paintings (my third)

I made this in 1982 at Club Med in Mexico.  The technique is called French silk painting.  This was the arts and crafts class. Club Med is a French company, so this makes sense.  Now it is popular. When I learned to do this you could not buy the materials in the U.S.  I drew it completely freehand, with a bottle of gutta percha. That is what you draw the lines with. The colors are waterbase aniline dye.

Dove and flowers on vine in tree

Dove and flowers on vine in tree