My Funny Valentine


Christmas was a couple weeks ago but I’ve got to be ahead of the game when it comes to holidays. So, I whipped out a few red scarves for Valentines Day. All of my scarves come gift wrapped appropriately for the holiday or color of scarf.  They are ready for shipping and….shipping is FREE in the U.S.  For international shipping, the second item is shipped free.


Hand Painted Silk – Choose your Color


I have something you crafters might be interested in. I can hand paint silk for you. Can you visualize the most luxurious silk quilt with matching shams? That’s something I should make for myself but I’ve just not got around to it. Maybe, I can find a quilter who wants to join me on a project. I’m open! A minimum of one yard up to unlimited yardage – I can do it. You can visit my shop on Etsy to see the variety of things I paint.

Black and White – Total Class Act!


BLACK AND WHITE is always Right!  If in doubt of what color to wear, choose black or black and white~! There isn’t anything classier. Black Tie events have shown how sexy it can be.  Of course, I can hand paint the beautiful shawls in any color of your choice.  Imagine if you have a dress that is nice but needs a little “sizzle”  … I think you can see how simple it would be to just top it off with a delicate silk shawl.  It not only looks great but feels great!

Power Ties

Power ties.  What are they?  One look at Michael Douglas, I’d say he had the power, wouldn’t you?  If looks could kill, he’s the winner in that department.  Of course, it helps when you are an actor.  But if you are not…how are you gonna get through that tough meeting with the board of directors, your boss, your first impression?  They say Red is the best power statement, then Yellow.  I think men are truly sexy in ties.  They may be uncomfortable to wear but not much worse than a women wearing stockings.  Fashion trends come and go and there seems to be a move away from ties but not so much in the corporate world.  The ties I create would be pretty intense for corporate. Maybe, maybe not.  I could deliver a sophisticated tie with bold colors and make a heck of a statement.  The cool thing about one-of-a-kind clothing it stands out among the crowd. Hence you get noticed and it opens a door, a conversation, a deal.  So, the next time you think, “I don’t want to wear a tie.”  Think again.  Would it be appropriate to or not to?  Would it be so cool to do so?  Would you look incredible and sexy?  You betcha!

If you’re looking for something unique.  I’d love to create it for you!  You handsome devil, you!

I Hate Plaid

I take that back.  I use to hate plaid until I got in the world of interior design.  Your influences change.  I also hated window coverings because I thought you should let the outdoors in.  I love bare glass.  That’s all fine and good but living in a fish bowl doesn’t work for everyone especially if you like privacy.

Plaid was the same way for me.  I like it in small doses myself.  I like the Pendleton plaid my son wears or the baggy shorts you see on guys.  I have to be honest, I like black and white plaid most of all.  In fact, I had a couch back in the 70’s that was pretty cool.  Things always come back around.

My intention for this piece of silk was to create the most unique fabric that anyone would wear.  I let my brush take me where it wanted to go.  I started painting stripes in various shades of purple and green. It was cool but it just wasn’t doing it for me yet.  So, I kept going and low and behold, I created a huge plaid design.  It’s crazy looking.  The more I looked at it, I thought it should be one big piece of art.  I can see it over a very modern black or gray sofa.

That is the best part of painting textiles.  You have no limitations.  I have a new brainstorm brewing that will be very interesting.  I’m going to need a lot of silk but if I can pull it off, it will be a very nice story.