A talented photojournalist named Arianna Grainey visited the Mayu Silk Art booth at the Huntington Beach Pier back in 2015, and fell in love with the beautiful art of water marbling. Also in 2015, a lady named Sharon Wozny brought her family to the same booth at the pier, and made scarves with us. Working beside Sharon as she worked on her scarf, Star McCain (co-founder of Mayu Silk Art) learned about Sharon's involvement with an organization called The Children's Cancer Network (CCN),located in Chandler, AZ.
In these two random visits, a shared dream was born.
Two ladies from Arizona who didn't know each other visited our booth in California on two different days, and the seeds which were planted then were brought to the harvest on March 16, 2016, when The Mayu Silk Art team arrived at CCN for a wonderful day of scarf-making fun with children and families dealing with childhood cancer.
Sharon was not able to be there on that day, but she was the spark that lit the flame. Arianna picked up the torch when she covered the story in a local paper called the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Independent. As far as we know, this is the first time any journalist has done a story about us. After this uplifting, artful experience, our hearts are warm with the thought of how this magical Mayu Silk Art Experience is able to bring people together.
"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.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with your photos, ideas, questions, event inquiries, or custom orders.
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.