Here in Luquillo Beach ... breezy ... surfing weather ... only the surfers ... dare.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Happy and Honored to be a Member of ... The Artisan Group ... and to be part of this Luxurious Collection.
The Artisan Group is an exclusive group of artisans who collectively provides a sampling of our hand-crafted products to celebrities at top award show gift lounges such as The Emmys & The Oscars. These products from our members are some of our favorites.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
This Tangerine Salmon Silk Scarf is dyed in orange, tangerine with a bit of deep red. I also used black for contrast. The black created soft blues and greens.
It is habotai silk or mostly known as china silk which is smooth with a soft sheen.
This is one of the "in" colors according to the Pantone fashion colors 2011. I like to always play with the forcast colors. These are warm feminine colors that can be worn with all your Autumn color wardrobe. This is a great color for the season as it echos the colors of the changing leaves. It is a great size with many options as it is pretty long and can be double tied around the neck.
Each scarf is signed on the lower left-hand corner and Puerto Rico on the right..
Size: 14 x 72 inches * 35.56 x 182.88 cm
For more Yellow/Orange Scarves:
Each scarf is individually hand dyed making it one of a kind due to the process used.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
These colors remind me of Cranberry Sauce, a yummy food and a fabulous color that I will be sharing with my family over the Holidays. These colors are wonderful Festive colors. This Cranberry Orange Hand Dyed Silk Scarf will take you through the Season with a great Splash of Color ... as a neck scarf or around your waist and most definitely as a headband for a quick ... WOW ... color. Red is paired with a bit of Orange and a bit of black for sharp contrast. Spaces of white add a feeling of sparkle next to the dark colors.
It is in Chiffon Silk which has a grainy texture and a wonderful drape.
Size: 11 x 60 inches 27.9 x 152.4 cm
See more Coral/Red Silk Scarves: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SilkMari?section_id=6702668
This scarf is sign on the lower left-hand corner and Puerto Rico on the right. Each scarf is individually hand dyed making it one of a kind due to the process used.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Took this photo from my car as I was leaving from the Artisans Plaza in Old San Juan yesterday where we had in Port the Carnival Liberty Cruise Liner making a stop. This may have been one of the last touist on their way back to the ship and as always was distracted by the "Parrot" man. He puts the exotic Parrots on their shoulders and snaps a photo ... no idea how much he charges but he most always has a customer.
Here you can see him a little closer.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The color Coffee is one of this years ... Hot ... Fall Colors according to the "Pantone fashion color report 2011". It is hand dyed in the colors of coffee brown, rust and golden brown. A black star pattern is highlighted with white border creating a lively pattern.
All the colors are ... Neutrals ... which are always elegant and a wardrobe staple. Rust is also a wonderful color with a ting of red.
Wear with any solid color in the Brown family. Wear with black for a nice "Pop" around your neck or as a head band or simply tied to the strap of your bag.
Size: 11 x 60 inches * 27.94 x 152.4 cm
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Each scarf is signed on the lower left-hand corner and Puerto Rico on the right.
Each scarf is individually hand dyed making it one of a kind due to the technique used.
Monday, September 12, 2011
This is the ... Sol de Jayuya ... and is quite unique in that it is only found in ... Jayuya. It is of great archaeological value.
Our petroglyphs were carved by the Taino Indians who inhabited Puerto Rico in pre-Columbian times (before 1493). Some believe that they are artistic symbols or writings or have a religious meaning.
The other petroglyph is ... el Coqui Taino ... to represent our ... tinny tiny flesh tone frog who makes a big ... COq qui ... sound.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
... remember to pan out on this map ...
This will be ... Maria ...(as this is a Satellite view) this afternoon near Puerto Rico. She is looking mighty powerful out there to the East of us. The night had an uneasy quietness to it ... our most beloved ... Coquis ... were out there with the rest of the night crickets having their nightly gathering. There were only a few interruptions of possible strayed rain-bands that were short with a bit of strong breeze but nothing to wake up about. This morning just a couple of rain showers with blue skies still somewhat visible. We are lucky to have been spared all that possible rain had it taken it's original projected path. Still ... will be keeping on the alert this afternoon and not take ... Maria ... for granted ... as I think she will make some sort of impression on us before she is completely out of sight.
Monday, September 5, 2011
This Taino petroglyph, a carving on stone is called ... Mujer de Caguana or Caguana Woman-figure and is very special to our Culture. She is of high social ranking given that she is wearing an elaborated crown and large earrings. She is of advanced age as her eyes are closed and she has a bony thorax. Her lower body is as of frog legs symbolizing vitality and a fertility figure. Power is symbolized in her squatting position with that of demand for respect. She may be an ancestor figure from a noble or powerful family ... or simply a woman. The other end of the scarf has a ... Coqui Taino ... petroglyph symbolic of a very small tiny frog with a big ... COqui ... sound. Most of the colors are created right on the scarf as I used only the three primary colors. The petroglyphs and leaves are emblished in gold.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
This Moss Pink hand dyed scarf is dyed in wonderful romantic shades of Pink. The center is in soft delicate pastel shades with a bit of its complimentry color Chartreuse Green. The chiffon silk has a deep rose border with the green appearing to resemble leaves. The gorgeous neutral color around the leaves is a combination of the pinks and greens. Wear with mossy tones of green and also pinks and plums.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The peachy pink color of this hand painted silk scarf is a combination of fuchsia and yellow. I painted romantic freehand roses on the four corners of this chiffon scarf. Delicate green leaves are painted along the edge. The combination of blue with yellow to the leaves created a crisp bright green that compliments the soft apricot color.
Monday, August 8, 2011
This multicolor scarf is hand dyed with exciting bright yellow center surrounded by stimulating red creating a beautiful blossoms and blue-green as a background.
As I hand dyed this silk scarf I was thinking about blossoms and when I was rinsing it out there they were ... a crisp and clean design and clear outline ... mission accomplished.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
It is an honor to have my second Feature in ... Etsy Lush ...
This multi-color happy leaves with folded-over edges design has a jovial feeling as leaves turn and curl in this hand painted habotai silk scarf. I loved mixing the colors and discovering new ones ... always wonderous. All the colors are represented. I also added some small leaves with gold embellishment for a bit of a sparkle. Visit my ... Etsy Shop ... for more information.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This habotai silk scarf has the hot colors of coral, orange-red, blue red and a ting of black. It is a sizzling combination of colors that will add impact to your wardrobe. Always a hit when worn with black ... try with a bit of green for contrast.
Visit my ... Etsy Shop ... for more information.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Ocean colors are so soothing to the eyes. So many Blues from green blues ... turquoise ... true blues ... blue violets and even indigo blues. You get mesmerized by the immensity of it and kind of puts things in perspective for you reminding us that we are part of the whole. Being one of my favorite colors I have used many blues so that you can wear it with just about any color.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
All the Greens you find in the rainforest are represented in this fabulous large hand dyed scarf. Seafoam and Aquamarine normally associated with the ocean can also be found in the rainforest with all the wonderful shades of Green ... some bright, some dark, some mossy ... some mysterious ... all welcoming, soothing and restful to your senses. The color of Nature ... Harmony ... Peace ... Prosperity ...
Cool Color Combo for all seasons ... in habotai silk ... Size: 14 x 72 inches * 35.56 x 182.88 cm
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Green aside from symbolizing money has many more meanings ... harmony, healing, balance, peace and vitality are just a few more to add to this fabulous color that serves as the background for all of natures rainbow of colors.
It brings healing , peace, renewal and rejuvenates the soul.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tantalizing Raspberry Blueberry colors remind me of yummy vanilla ice cream with Raspberry syrup and Blueberries sprinkled on top. The soft pink with fuchsia create a soft background for the blue-violet starbursts. Wear with all your Pinks and Blues. Stunning with just white or just black.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Magical, mystical and royal are some of the associations with the Violet color ... Gorgeous Plum is part of this family of colors. Thought to be the ideal color , a combination of the colors ... Red and Blue ... it is loved by children and most preferred by Artist. It is delicate, feminine and romantic. It is a warm and cool color so can be worn with yellows and blues. I teamed it up with blue-violet for a warm feel.
Wear with neutral tans or beige is an earthy, conservative color combination with a touch of the mystery that purple provides.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Petroglyphs are rock carvings or carved in stone. This particular petroglyph, Sol (Sun) de Jayuya, is not found any other place in Puerto Rico and because of this, it is of great archaeological value.
The other petroglyph is the ... Coqui Taino ... also a very popular petroglyph (paying tribute to our most loved ... tiny frog ... that is not green but flesh tone).... used as inspiration for tattoos.
Our Petroglyphs were carved by the Taino Indians who inhabited Puerto Rico in pre-Columbian times (before 1493). Some believe that they are artistic symbols or writings or have a religious significance.
I hand painted the design on blue-green chiffon silk. It has a border of leaves and vines.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I hand dyed this silk scarf in my favorite neutral tones of camel which is a soft beige, bronze, khaki and black. There are times when we do not want to wear color and so this is a fabulous choice. The patten created makes the black take on a star shape and so giving it a little punch of color.