Responding to the urge to return to a simpler life through small scale organic farming. Ravenwood Farm & Art studio is a small homestead on the border of Putney & Westminster, Vermont. Our focus is on raising our own organic, non GMO food and selling any extra that we produce to help support the farm. As a retired professional artist I also use the creative process of art journaling and photography to help navigate the ups and downs of living life with a post Lyme chronic illness.
Working on Fall and Winter Sketches for Silk Paintings
I have put away the scarf racks and silk screens and today I started working on sketches for my next silk painting. Hard to believe that I need to hurry to get some fall and winter paintings done because it is so darn hot! But it is nearly August and I need to get some new work ready for the upcoming Fall and Winter seasons.
Don came home early and snapped some photos of me working on it in my studio. I need to wear the therapeutic glove when I work because the autoimmune disease has wreaked havoc with my hands.
Well, there it is, the sketch is finished, now I just need to trace it onto the silk and apply the resist and dyes. I always feel a little overwhelmed and under confident at this point. Time will tell!