29 May 2008

Silk Peacock Feathers

Today I am putting the finishing touches on the newest collection of hand painted silks. Here you see them drying in my garden this morning.Brilliantly colorful with a black background and gold accents - this is an amazing limited collection - 3 ruanas and 4 shawls (just two magenta shawls) with the balance of the collection in classic peacock blue and teal!

The motif is Peacock Feathers. These incredible wraps are available for sale online at Heart & Hands or contact me directly through my website Joy Hand Painted Silk

27 May 2008

Who Me?

Ian Joseph Scotland was born on February 4th. He weighed just a tad more than a 5 pound bag of sugar.

OK, confession: I'm a grandmother!! Yes, I know, hard to believe, but it's true!

I went to visit Ian and his mother and father in April, I 'm pleased to report they are all very well adjusted at this point!
Now he's sleeping like a champ and growing like a weed, so his parents are sleeping too, it's a good thing.

Let me tell you, it's an amazing thing to have a grandson!! You'll just have to experience it someday! There is just something very special about having a new generation emerge. Very special indeed - I'm over the moon!

Winter Break

We went to Mt. Bachelor in Bend for Christmas. The snow was perfect! Colin & Ryan had a blast snowboarding. Special thanks to Mom & Mom-Mom for a fantastic Christmas break!

We got lots of snow last winter. (no kidding!)

Hiking in Nolde Forest my son Sean, Me, my mom Kathy & my sister Karen & Gabe the dog.
Sean and his wife Jenni were expecting their first child

I got to see my High School girlfriends on NYE, and we had a jolly good time!

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Hi There!
I haven't blogged for a long time... maybe I'll blog about the holidays, it was a lot of fun, no time for blogging while travelling for me!

It really feels like Oregon this year, overcast, occasional showers, flowers, damp, cool weather. Two weeks ago, it was scorching at 100 - yow! Right now the irises are in full bloom, just incredible!

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Joy Hand Painted Silk presents seasonally inspired art to wear and accessories that offer an opportunity to escape from global fashion with handcrafted work that hopes to inspire through light and bring a small amount of joy into your life.

Modern luxury as simplicity, an escape from the dissonance of the industrial and media worlds into a world of peace and harmony.

The beauty of this work is that it is for wearing.

In the wearing it finds its final purpose; transforming the wearer with its light, channeling human energy into a unique presence.

Bringing pleasure from the eye to the heart.

Each piece has its own personality, a life of its own, channeled by the artist into our world.

Light is the essence of the work, the silk dyed, wrapped, steamed, and unfurled into its final form.

Even to the artist, the work reveals itself.

That is the mystical quality of the craft

Light flowing through and around.

The artist at work in studio, Ashland, Oregon