Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival

Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival                  May 16th, 2015

Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival
May 16th, 2015

Come and see me, chat with me, and check my website. I will be selling scarves and paintings, I will take orders, and I will be selling T-shirts for “Project Angel Hugs” which provides scarves for patients undergoing chemo therapy. Have a fantastic weekend rain or shine :)

It is finished. This project taught me a lot of patience and gave me new insight about light/ shadows, blurred and harsh lines and much much more. Next week it will be steamed and mounted on a frame. Thank you Karen Sistek for getting me involved in this project.


This is my latest adventure. An online project named “Cascade” with Master Silk Painter Karen Sistek (Seattle). It is slow going but I am learning a lot. The photo was taken by “Denise Erickson”. Working out the shadows, the lines, the coloring – so much fun.



From a photo, to a sketch, onto silk.  My idea, my vision – finished painting, on to steaming next week. This will be one of my scarves I am selling at the Wine and Arts Festival.

My new project, I cannot wait! The inspiration came from Karen Sistek, an incredible Master Silk Painter in Seattle.  I took a photo during a stay in Indianapolis in the summer of 2013 of giant  Hibiscus plants. I selected, I cropped, I copied it on regular paper and found a great printing buisness in Libertyville where they enlarged it for me. This coming week I will reproduce it onto silk using spray starch, dyes, and vodka. I’ll keep you updated.