In this season of change, I am grateful for the ways we have been touched, healed, and transformed by this fascinating and magical art of water marbling. It has changed the way I see the world. Although I have always felt an affinity with nature, I now see patterns and designs and colors I never noticed before, that bring to mind the swirls and twirls of paint on water. In fact, I often find myself transfixed as I watch an artist creating their one-of-a-kind design, lost in the beauty they are creating before my eyes. It is the same feeling I get when confronted with the glory of a sunset over the Pacific, or the soft curve of a baby's cheek, or the deep browns, greens, oranges and reds, yellows and grays of a lush forest floor in autumn. This breathtaking feeling is, in a word, AWE.
"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.