Jane LaFazio was a guest at a Mayu Silk Art Experience party at her friend's home in San Diego, CA this past summer. We enjoyed meeting Jane and all of the ladies, many of whom are artists of one kind or another. Everyone had a great time making scarves on the patio, in spite of the summer heat, and Jane (who we later found out is quite well-known as an artist and teacher) wrote about the experience on her blog. Jane shared some great pictures with captions highlighting the process. You can view Jane's blog by clicking HERE
We posted a link to the blog entry here on this page, and on our Facebook page, but I wanted to give an update and a bigger show of our appreciation for Jane's contribution. You see, after Jane's blog was posted, we received numerous inquiries and Facebook "likes" from her readers in many parts of the country. As a result of her story, we booked several Mayu Silk Art parties and workshops in California and Arizona, and plans are in the works for us to travel to Chicago, Minneapolis, and possibly Texas!
Needless to say, we think Jane is the best thing since Acrylic paint, and we are very grateful for her artistic friendship and her beautiful spirit. She is truly extraordinary! Please do take time to read her blog post, and take a look at her website at http://janelafazio.com
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"Gel-Git" is a Turkish phrase meaning "back and forth," and is the name of the basic chevron-like water marbling design formed by pulling the rake, comb or stylus back and forth through the paint.
We hope that this phrase will also describe our relationship with you and the many other folks with whom we have enjoyed sharing this beautiful art form.
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Star McCain and Philip Greenwood took a leap of faith, abandoning lucrative professional careers to follow their dream of working together to share the joy and beauty of water marbling on silk with others.