Sunday, March 14, 2010

King of Glory Hand Painted Silk Flag

One of my silk flag customers
wanted a "King Of Glory" design.
I thought and prayed over many
different concepts -regular crown, crown of thorns,
letters and rays of glory, etc. etc...
Then I remembered!!!
25 years ago I made this very ornate
and heavy fabric banner. I have always loved the
image and the elegance.
This banner has graced many
awesome worship services over 2 decades.

I reproduced the design so I could transfer it to silk.
The outline is made using resist for
the serti technique, a silk painting technique.
I love this technique. It is sort of stained
glass on fabric but staying in the lines
can be tricky. Silk dye can be tricky to control
and sometimes it just doesn't want to mind at all.
I have had some real disappointments with color
going where it's not supposed to go.
It jumps over the resist, another color gets too close
and pulls the original color in a direction the
I did not intend for it to go. I don't like to discard
a project, so I stand back, stretch the creativity
just a bit more and redeem the mess! (That will preach!)

This one was exciting to me!
There were no mishaps! No redos!
And I love it! More than that-
Oh yes, the finished flag (1st image) -
I have added a crown!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 8, 2010

In The Secret Place

For a little over a year, my good friend Melissa
has been writing a series of articles
about Ruth and Boaz for
It is a precious, love-filled work
where she shares the hidden riches
she has discovered “In The Secret Place”,
in the presence of her loving Heavenly Father.
She decided to put the articles together in a book
for Christmas presents for her family.
I was allowed the priviledge
of designing the cover for her.

"In The Secret Place" is an invitation
in to the Holy of Holies by God.
He is a gentleman – He won’t force us to accept
His invitations, but He desires, more than anything,
to have intimate relationship with us so that
we, too, can experience the manifested
presence of God Himself. “We have this
hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
where Jesus, who went before us,
has entered on our behalf. He has become
a High Priest forever…” Hebrews 6:19-20a and
“He is able to save completely those who come
to God through Him, because He always
lives to intercede for them.” Hebrews 7:25

After some encouragement,
Melissa has decided to make the book
available for purchase. I don't know about you
but as much as I love reading online sometimes
I just want to hold a book in my hands
or make notes in the margins.
Melissa's book can be purchased from
New Realms Prophetic or leave me a comment
with your email and
I will send you more information.
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