Sunday, November 22, 2015

Join Silk Creations by Janey at the Cocoa Beach Art Show, November 27 & 28!

Silk Creations by Janey is pleased and excited to be a part of the Cocoa Beach Art Show this upcoming weekend after Thanksgiving!! Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28! http://www.cocoabeachartshow.com/
Also, remember it is Small Business Saturday on November, 27!  Support your local artists and small businesses!!

So, for all of you in Florida or if you know someone who lives in the area, please spread the word!!

Over 100 pieces will be on display and available for sale!! Scarves, sarongs, shawls, wall hangings AND INTRODUCING POCKET SQUARES!!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Text to Join Silk Creations by Janey's email list!

It is now easy to join Silk Creations by Janey's email list! Just text SILKCREATIONS to 22828 to get started!!

By joining the email list, you will get updates about upcoming shows and new products available!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Silk Creations by Janey has received the booth assignment for Sugarloaf in Chantilly!!

Join Silk Creations by Janey along with the other 300 artists participating in the Sugarloaf Festival in Chantilly, VA the weekend of December 11, 12 & 13!! Incredible art work, wonderful crafts, yummy food under cover at the Dulles Expo Center!! I hope to see you there!! Silk Creations by Janey will be in Booth #118!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Silk Creations by Janey is at the Greater Philadelphia Convention Center for the Oaks Sugarloaf Festival!!

Yesterday Silk Creations by Janey along with many other artists and craftsmen converged on the Greater Philadelphia Convention Center to set up for the Oaks, PA Sugarloaf Festival starting today and running through the weekend.

My spot when I arrived......

After the first bit of unloading......

At the end of the day yesterday!  Ready for the product to be displayed this morning!!

If you are in the Philadelphia area, I would love to see you!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Silk Creations by Janey hand paints every silk by brush. No vat dipping, tie dying or stenciling used in the process.

At almost every show, I hear comments from people saying "oh, I have done this at a fair" or "my son (or daughter) did that in camp".  I understand the comments are because there is a misunderstanding about my art and the process that I go through when I am painting my silk.

First and foremost, I do not vat dip or tie dye.  That is what people do at fairs, festivals and camps.  It is fun.  It IS really cool. BUT it is not what I do. 

Each and every one of my pieces of art are painted by hand, by brush.  I have never used a vat nor do I tie dye.  Each silk has from 12 to over 30 layers of dye on them.  They are then steamed for hours to make sure that each of the colors is permanently set.  After the silk is steamed, the silk rests in the newsprint paper it was steamed in for over 24 hours.  At this point, each silk has another 1.5 hours of heat and hot water processing to make sure the colors are set and any excess dye has been removed.  This is why the silks ARE washable. 

Now, please keep in mind that I know a lot of incredible artists who vat dip and also tie dye.  The best artists create amazing pieces.  Hand painting silk by brush is a much different form of the art.  It takes a lot of time, space and patience.  I truly LOVE what I do and each layer creates a new and incredible dimension to the silk.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Silk Creations by Janey Show Set Up is a lot harder than you think.....

As an artist, one spends a lot of time trying to share his or her passion with the world.  One of the best ways in this day and age is to participate in shows.  These shows can be either local or national.  The bigger and more national shows are VERY expensive and yes, we pay to participate.  Sometimes, local shows are inexpensive but it still means you have to set up your "store".

This past Saturday, Silk Creations by Janey participated in the Dupont Circle Art Rave.  Arriving at 8:30 a.m. to a completely empty parking lot, it took 2.5 hrs to create this....

And then we closed at 5 p.m......and by 6 p.m., the parking lot was empty again.  It is a pretty strenuous job especially since Silk Creations by Janey is staffed by only one person....me.  All of the set up is done alone and keep in mind the grid walls weigh up to 80 lbs each.  Great workout!!!  Lol!!

As you can see, there are the parking space paints below the flooring I put down to create my "pop up" store.  So, this post is to let you know that original and one of a kind art work is not just the work on the piece....it is also what we do behind the scene.  That is why one of my creations is not the same price that you can buy a rayon scarf at Marshalls.  I love my work and each and every one is a unique and one of a kind piece of art you can wear.  Oh!!  And they are also washable! 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Silk Creations by Janey will be at the Leesburg Fine Arts Festival this weekend!! Saturday, Sept 26 10-6 and Sunday Sept 27 11-5!!

This weekend, September 26-27, Silk Creations by Janey will be at the Leesburg Fine Arts Festival in Downtown Historic Leesburg!  Please stop by my booth, M10, to see my newest designs and visit!  Remember each is one of a kind and each is unique.  I have several new designs and am looking forward to see friends and meet lots of new people!!!  A small sampling of some of the work that will be available.....

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Silk Creations by Janey introduces the Tranquility Series. I am looking for some input!!!!

The Tranquility series of scarves is a very special series for me.  It is named after my dad's boats.  The Tranquility was his first sailboat....an Irwin 31 he bought used.  The second was purchased brand new while I was in high school.  The Traquility II was a Cape Dory 36.  The last Tranquility, the Tranquility III, was a Hans Christian 46.  It was purchased when my son, David Bruce, was just a toddler.  My father would go to Annapolis to watch the final outfitting of his pride and joy.  A few times, I went along with little David to watch this beautiful vessel be readied for the ocean. I spent many wonderful and incredible afternoons, days, weeks and actually sometimes months sailing with Daddy.  We sailed to the Carribean, spent weeks in Bermuda, and he and my mom lived on the boat for most winters until his health no longer allowed for such a lifestyle.  We were caught in 3 hurricanes, had many adventures, enjoyed lots of sun and laugh.  Because of his sailing expertise and the strength of the Cape Dory and then the Hans Christian, I never felt in danger and we survived and I now have incredible memories of the times I spent with my dad.

So, I am currently painting some sailboats and I am just curious....other than white....what color should the sails and the hull be???  I would love to hear your input!!! 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Silk Creations By Janey will be at the Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival this Saturday in Annapolis!!!

 Silk Creations by Janey will be at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival this Saturday, September 12th at the Naval-Marine Stadium on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis Maryland!!


From 10 to 6, please come to the Festival and sample over 120 amazing local and national Craft Beers, attend informative seminars, enjoy excellent food and visit many local artisans and craftsmen!!

I will be in Booth E3.  Many new designs and pieces are available including but not limited to.....

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Being Inspired.....

As an artist, every day brings new challenges.  Some days the creativity flows with beauty and elegance....other days, frustration reigns because what the mind wants to put into the painting will not pass through the hand.  I truly understand that in all aspects of life, career and business, we all face frustrations.  I absolutely love the challenge of finding inspiration and then trying to put it into my paintings.  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Silk Creations by Janey creates special commission pieces on a custom order basis.

These two comfort shawls were created for a customer who commissioned Silk Creations by Janey to paint a shawl using very calming and peaceful colors.  It is with honor that the order was accepted since the customer is gifting the shawl to a dear friend who was just diagnosed with cancer.  The customer wished for a very special piece that will give comfort and express the caring and love for the friend.

Custom Spacialle Series Comfort Shawl 22x90 Silk Charmeuse, 2015 CCIII
Custom Spacialle Series Comfort Shawl 22x90 Silk Charmeuse, 2015 CCIV
Since each piece is truly and original, each time a commission order is accepted, at least two pieces are created so that the customer can choose from the two or more pieces.  The comfort shawls are very large silk charmeuse thus only two are created for this type of custom order. The colors used are to create a peaceful and comforting piece that can be worn to provide warmth and love.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Thank you to all who came out to the First Sunday Festival on West Street in Annapolis on Sunday!

Silk Creations by Janey is so thankful for so many who came out to the First Sunday Festival on West Street!  It was a beautiful day in Annapolis.  The weather was perfect for the first Sunday in Annapolis.  A little warm, but the humidity was low and the sky was a clear and gorgeous blue.  I appreciate all who stopped by the booth and it was wonderful seeing old friends, getting help from others and meeting so many new people.  Many of the silks that were on display on Sunday that were not sold will now be available on Silkcreationsbyjaney.com  and my Etsy shop!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Silk Creations by Janey will be at the First Sunday on West Street in Annapolis tomorrow! Please come by to see the new designs!!!

Tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., please come enjoy artisans, craftsmen, food and great music at the First Sunday Festival in Annapolis, Maryland!  It is located on West Street and Calvert Streets in Annapolis!  I have been working hard all month preparing and have several new designs to premier!