Sunday, November 17, 2013
Painting Silk Scarves with Magic Markers
It all started when the Director of the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap and I went to a week of art classes at William Holland. We talked and dreamed and talked about incorporating art classes and an art gallery into the Museum. Over a year later, there is an art gallery with juried artisans' art for sale in the Museum. There is also a monthly art/craft class the third Monday of each month from March to December. Aside from my class on tea tasting, I volunteered to do one on silk scarves. I had painted silk scarves several years before using wonderful silk dyes and then used Shiva paint sticks which are oil based. Both were very nice and both some what expensive for a workshop where all expenses are to be provided at a reasonable cost. Being a teacher, well, retired but do teachers ever retire? I did research. I discovered how to paint silk scarves with magic markers.