Monday, 23 January 2017

Style: Maria Cauldron's Raw Silk Dresses...

Maria Cauldron

Have you seen these wonderful natural hand dyed dresses from Maria Cauldron? I am a little bit obsessed with these right now... Each of the one of a kind pieces is made using natural plant and insect dyes, harvested in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner from conscious companies and collectives that give back to the source.

Each textile piece must undergo its own personal process that spans 3-5 days of preparation and immersion. Including...
24 hours of Mordanting (preparing the fiber)
24 - 48 hours of Extracting the Dye from the matter.
24 hours of Clamping, Tying, Binding, Wrapping, Dying, Washing and Drying.
Multiple colors could add an additional 48 hours.
To see more of Maria's pieces including my favourite the Mamacocha diamond dress visit her webpage here


Storm Raw Silk Diamond

Altocumulus raw silk Yemaya 

Rose Sunrise LS Heyoka Jumpsuit


Thursday, 19 January 2017

Artist Focus: Crystal Liu

the lake, "in dreams"
gouache and watercolour on paper,
40 by 40 inches,
2015-2016
the lake, "in the blue"
gouache and watercolour on paper,
30 by 30 inches,
2014-2015

I discovered Crystal Liu a few weeks ago and after posting one of her pictures on Instagram but loved her work so much that I wanted to show off her work to you guys in more detail....... it is just too stunning to not share!!

These beautiful images are from her 'the lake' series. Can you imagine how beautiful they must look in all their 30 x 30 inch glory?

To see more of Crystals beautiful work visit her website here

the lake, "the possibilities..."
gouache and watercolour on paper,
triptych, each panel is 44 by 30 inches
2016

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Perfect Room....


I have an extensive secret board on Pinterest where I store pictures that inspire me, so when I am creating a post for Moon to Moon, I will rummage through and find a theme or a vibe that inspires me on that particular day. Some of the images have been patiently waiting years to be be picked and paired off and some like this one will never find a partner.... because it is just to darn special to be coupled with anything else.

Sadly as is the case with many Pinterest images this one was uploaded with no source information, luckily you lovely readers, and especially those on Instagram are happy to enlighten me. So if you are as in love with this image as I am, I am sure a link will appear soon. but in the mean time I am just going to sit and stare at it and wonder where in Europe(?) it is....