Monday, January 31, 2011

Shibori Prayer Book

First there was writing.  

"Tell your own story," 
Adrienne Rich said.  

So I wrote.  
Then there was publish.  
"To publish is to make public," the dicitonary said.  
I began to read my work fearlessly.  
"You should take a silk dyeing class," a friend suggested.
"Then you can cover your poems with silk and your art will be come performative."  
I signed up.  
Two weeks after enrolling, 
my son had a paralyzing accident.  
"You should quit school," I said to myself.  
Myself answered, "No.  We will both learn to adapt."  
I became obsessed.  Everything became an opporturnity to make art.  
As I waited in the intensive care waiting room, 
I covered muy journal with sequins.  
I learned Shibori silk dyeing.   
Shibori is manipulating fabric, placig dye upon it and surrendering.
I surrendered.  
When I visited the capel at the hospital, 
I wrote in my journal.  
It became a prayer book, 
covered with silk.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Shibori Poetry Skirt with Taffeta Sash

Remember taffeta?  I titled this a poetry skirt because it has rhythm, texture and movement.  Just like a poem, one size fits all.  When worn, it becomes performative and you become the artist.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

That Red Dress

Equally fit for the First Lady.
Design by Soreyda Begley
Shibori Silk by Laverne

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Think Green, Think Local

Thinking green is about more than just the type of paint an artist uses.  It's as much about the work she creates locally and sustainably, and the artists with whom she collaborates.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


First I wrote about art to move through raising teenagers when I was up late, into the wee hours of the morning.  Next I wrote about making art to move through menopause.  Now I make art to move.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Think Green, Think Spring

Wear art.  Make art.  Become art.  Perfomative art. 
Buy art supplies.  That way you'll have them when you need them.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Handfelted Coffee Alpapca and Merino Wrap, 40" x 47"

This morning I wrap myself in Coffee, drink mate
and ponder
do I make art to make a living
is making art my living simply?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Red is for Warmth

When it's 12 degrees outside and you're cold, think red!
Handfelted Shibori Merino Bags

Friday, January 21, 2011

Keep Warm on a Snowy Day

Wrap yourself in a Shibori dyed, Hand Felted with locks, Silk, Kentucky Alpaca and Texas Merino Pelt

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Soreyda Laverne Shibori Gown

Art happens when collaboration occurs.
Design by Soreyda Begley
Shibori Painted Silk by Laverne Zabielski

Scarves and Shawls and Headwraps

There a many ways to wear your painted shibori wearable art; tied or wrapped or slung over your shoulder.