Which Came First

Which Came First
Riva Brown Warecolor


From The Hankie Series

Remember these Hankies? Weren't they the perfect Mother's Day gifts? Mom had a drawer full of them. Their simple elegance allowed her to always have small beautiful things at all times.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Pysanky Eggs are an example of Ukrainian folk art for Easter. Seems like each culture likes to color and decorate Eggs in the Spring.

The Technical Challenge

Finding just the right objects and drape to offset the Pysanky Eggs. Intense patterning on the Eggs layered up with watercolor resist, in much the same way as the Eggs themselves are layered with Wax resist, is balanced by the minute Embroidery and the ever so slightly transparent fabric. The tiny delicate embroidery was written with a Speedball nib.