Friday, July 13, 2012

Sweet Honey in the Rock and I, in the White House!

             OOAK Private Commission for Sweet Honey in the Rock's 30th Anniversary Tour
             Cassandra Pia Shepard's Le Mariage Shibori Collection in the White House

Look, Mama.  I did it!

My very Capricorn mother would be so proud of this photo.  She always gave me drive and utmost support for my art and creative spirit.  I am my mother's daughter when it comes to my own elation and pride over this most happy occasion, and being a part of a historical moment.

I thank the magnificent ladies of Sweet Honey in the Rock for believing in me and my work, and for carrying it forward in the presence of First Lady Michelle Obama during their groundbreaking White House appearance.  Wow!  I am almost speechless...not quite, but close!!!

            Sweet Honey in the Rock at the White House (hallway to the East Room)
           Shirley Childress Saxton is onstage signing for 1st Lady Michelle Obama

Hold on, and I will be back soon to give you more story bits about Sweet honey in the Rock and me.  In the meantime, here is the link to their website:

You can, also, find them on my facebook page at:

               Glorious Songbirds and Women with a Cause, "Sweet Honey in the Rock"
          Commissioned Kimono (30th Anniversary Tour) from the Le Mariage Shibori Collection

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I'm Just Cyprus Dreaming on the Isle of Aphrodite...

                                                        Artist's Private Collection
                 Le Mariage Shibori Collection - Azul Backsplash Organza Kimono

Hello All,

A tribute to my friends, Vilte and Irit in Cyprus on the island of Aphrodite.  They have just kicked off a two week felting and eco dyeing extravaganza in Paradise.  The workshop is sponsored by my new friend, Tatiana Barry who lives there.  How lucky can one woman get?  I wasn't able to make the trip due to commitments with other workshops in the U.S.  But, I am channeling the energy and creativity of these two magnificent artists, here in California, with visions of pristine azul seas and sunny beaches.

That is Vilte Kazlauskaite and Irit Dulman.  Two names you will want to remember.  Look them up on facebook.  You will be absolutely amazed.  So, while I am waiting for the near future opportunity of meeting them in person, I am "Cyprus dreaming on a sunny California day..."

Good luck ladies.  I am "pea green with envy!!!":)))))

Check out my tribute to Cyprus at my facebook art page:

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