Back in April of last year, I taught my first adult Modern Batik workshop at Poetic Art Gallery. One of my participants was my lovely mother, Claude. From the start, she was so meticulous in her drawing and following my instructions to the letter. For a beginner, her completed batik was a complete and utter shock to me. My mother produced this amazing piece of artwork!!! I remember that I
Once an artist - always an artist. I like to work in all kinds of medium. some a little bit out of the ordinary. It doesn't mean that I am good at them but the satisfaction of doing it makes it all worthwhile especially because I am in my kids' good books for doing something they want me to do. So this year, I decided to make gingerbread men. from scratch.
Taking items originally created for one purpose and reinventing them is always fun. Well. At least for me. The possibilities are endless and what better way to show your creativity? I now create little mirrors covered with pieces of fabric I have come across at the fabric store, second-hand store and even in the scrap basket in the sewing studio. Placed side by side, they form an eye-catching canvas that is also
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I have always been attracted to different mediums and fabric has always been at the top of my list. Growing up, my mom's sewing studio was always overflowing with different kinds of fabric. Textile Art came to me one day when visiting my mom - I saw all this Dupioni Silk in the garbage. She was working on Bridesmaid Dresses and the unusable cuts were thrown out. This seemed like a