Luxurious Mix and Match Hand Made and Dyed Silks

My newest and most ardent passion is silk. Touching, feeling, sewing, shaping and then adding color to the lush fabric puts a huge smile on my face that turns to giggles and laughter.

Here is some of my latest work:

Emerald Blue kimono floor lengthHand made Emerald Blue Kimono, floor length with Shibori technique on collar and sleeves.

Emerald camisole blue Thai pantsEmerald camisole and hand made Thai pants.

Gutta silver outline blue scarf with treesHand painted silk scarf.

Shibori technique carribbean blue scarfHand dyed blue scarf with Shibori technique.

All pieces are to mix and match for an incredible luxurious look and feel.

 

Show Piece on the Dance Floor

My father whom I admired with all my heart said that, “A man takes a woman to the dance floor and she becomes his show-piece. He does not overcome her with his presence but shows off her beauty and charm. He shows her off.”

When I saw Easy Virtue, I thought of my wonderful father and his poignant thoughts on the subject. As a man from Egypt, one would not think he was so progressive and avant-garde. But he was. When he died, I was heart-broken. He left me with thoughts and ideas to last me till the day I die.

People have suggested that I walk well in high heels. Non other than my father is responsible for that also. When he saw me walking like a new born giraffe, he took it upon himself to spend some evenings with me. He placed a book on my head and watched me walk back and forth in the living room till I managed to step properly.

“If you cannot walk in the damn shoes, don’t wear them,” he said several times, smiling and indulging me.

I also indulged him and followed his direction. Though small in stature, he was large in spirit and heart. No one else took the time but my father taught me to Tango, Rumba, Samba and Waltz.

This dance is for my father whom I loved.

The Coming of Spring in Oils

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One of the most beautiful things my husband and I have done over the years is travel the West Coast, take photographs and then paint them. On one such trip, we came across a melting area that was obviously covered with snow earlier and it left us breathless. Here is my rendition of such an event. Join me in enjoying the view.

Joshua Tree Spooky or Lovely?

When you come into Joshua Tree National Park it may not seem interesting or different. But once you enter the gates and you see the structures and the plant life, it will take your breath away that such strangeness exists. Life and death are so close at hand here. It starts off benign enough then transforms to these weird rock formations and plant life.

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