Who would have thought that a trip to the doctor would
result in a beautiful photo? This is an immature fruit or "burr" of
the Southern Magnolia, the tree under which I parked today. I plan to turn this
image into an art quilt, or if I'm feeling brave, a painting. Or maybe some of
the elements will become ideas for embellishments for an art doll. Whichever
way, I am inspired to channel nature into my art!
I am totally hooked on this Deconstructed Silk Screen process. After I printed several yards of fabric, and tried to decide what I was going to do with it, what first came to mind was to make scarves. However, I had a few PFD silk scarves hanging around the studio, so I printed directly onto them. The results are fabulous!
The printed designs are so unique, and completely unpredictable. What a great process for me! I'm usually so meticulous about having everything come out perfectly, so this technique gets me right out of that box and into serendipitous surrender. I love it!