Go With The Flow

Batik
One of my very first batik paintings I did in university before I went to the Craft College. Wax and Cotton.

As I mentioned in a previous post, (Rain, Rain, Go Away) sometimes wax can drip into an unexpected area of a batik.  For this piece I decided to follow it and just do whatever came naturally.  It turned out to be one of my favourite pieces.  Years later I drew inspiration from this piece again and dyed silk yardage in similar colours and patterns.  I then teamed up with Adrienne Goodine and below is the final result.

Silk, Lace Dress
Photography Credit: Lance Kenneth Blakney
Model: Athenais Testi
Surface Designer: Dee Wilkie
Fashion Designer: Adrienne Goodine
Hair & Make up: Amy Barter

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Silk, lace dress
Photography Credit: Lance Kenneth Blakney
Model: Athenais Testi
Surface Designer: Dee Wilkie
Fashion Designer: Adrienne Goodine
Hair & Make up: Amy Barter

“‘Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. For action has magic, grace and power in it” – Goethe

D.W.

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Sometimes Art is The Best Therapy

My BF Sara and I doing our best Jackson Pollock
My BF Sara and I doing our best Jackson Pollock

One of my best friends, Sara, is a nurse here in F’ton.  This summer she worked a heart breaking shift. The kind of shift where one might turn to alcohol, or around here, a trip to Walmart wearing crocks and a onesie to stock up on junk food (I’m not judging). Instead, Sara wanted us to buy a couple of canvases and throw paint on them to help her get out some of her feelings in a healthy way.

After a tough night of Teri D bootcamp (love her), we got out our art supplies and started throwing paint.  The only bad part of the night were the bugs. They were horrible.  There are legit, tinny dead flies in my painting to this day.  Oh well, we’ll just say it was part of the medium. Lol.

“If you’re feeling blue – try painting yourself a different colour” – Hannah Cheatem

D.W.