Valentine’s day

This year we propose some practically eternal flowers. Whether a scarf, a fan (together or separately) is an insurmountable option.

 

The origins of Valentine’s Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE. How he became the patron saint of lovers remains a mystery but one theory is that the church used the day of St Valentine’s martyrdom to Christianize the old Roman Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February.

The ancient ceremony included putting girls’ names in a box and letting the boys draw them out. Couples would then be paired off until the following year. The Christian church substituted saints’ names for girls’ names in hope that the participant would model his life after the saint whose name he drew. However, it was once again girls’ names that ended up in the box by the 16th century.

Eventually the custom of sending anonymous cards or messages to those whom one admired became the accepted way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. There was an increase in interest in Valentine’s Day, first in the United States and then in Canada, in the mid-19th century. Early versions of Valentine cards fashioned of satin and lace and ornamented with flowers, ribbons, and images of cupids or birds appeared in England in the 1880s.

dia-enamorados(english)

Handkerchief and hair to suit for wedding

The good thing about being a craftsman is that sometimes you get requests that make you rethink things. Accustomed to the traditional scarves and handkerchiefs of painted silk, as well as lately the Silk hand-fans, when you get a man asking if you can make a handkerchief according to its design, it fills you with joy. And if you’re also satisfied with what’s done more.
The assignment was to make a pair of pocket-size handkerchiefs with the drawing of a paper bow tie to go elegant to a wedding. And you’ve been so kind to have sent me a picture, with the. The second was carried by his partner as a coordinated hair.

You can visit my blog on spanish to discover more design of handkerchiefs     or my online shop    to know which ones are available

silk kimonos

These three, two for woman, another one of man are something special. Not only for the silk and the chosen subjects, but for the love and care I have put in painting and sewing.

In his designs and elaboration I have put everything I like, are

  1. Silk Kimono, The three Geishas. Based on the e-ukiyo (Japanese xilografias)  the Japanese recorders of the eighteenth century.  I have painted three geisha, as did the great Kitawaga Utamaru.
  2. Silk Kimono, Africa. The colors and geometric patterns of the African tribes in the silk kimono made with traditional long sleeves for a man.
  3. Silk Hipari (short kimono) where I painted my vision of the “Tree of Wisdom” Gustav KLIMT

All three are available in my shop. Visit it and surprise yourself with the prices.

Camellias on Handpainted silk scarf

Gradually it is being left behind the summer heat and I can resume work of silk scarves hand painted  in my studio and this return is born this scarf is a handpainted silk scarf on “silk gauze”.

And this return is born this handkerchief. It is inspired by the camellias in my garden buds begin to cover. But this silk scarf has the advantage  over natural  that are eternal.

For the curious, here I leave a small vineyard on how he painted