Author Archives: silkbylaura

Nautical Silks at the Annapolis Boat Show 2015

We had such a good time at the Annapolis Boat Show this year … surrounded and supported by good friends, made some new friends, highest grossing show ever!, plus a whole pile of custom orders. Amazing! My favorite part of all the custom orders is that I feel like an elf in Santa’s workshop….making presents for people. […]

Gotta love art with a sense of humor!

  Life can get so serious….sometimes we just need a laugh, or a chuckle. This year I played around with these goofy chickens, of all things!  I was a bit nervous to unveil them at the 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago.  What would people think?  It wasn’t exactly “high brow” art. “A breath of fresh […]

Heading West again in the fall….

I will always have a place in my heart for the american southwest.  I lived in Santa Fe at one point and it took root inside of me.  You might wonder why then, that I didn’t stay… well, water (we’ve already established that i’m a sailor!), or lack thereof.  The compromise is that I try […]

Fashion Show and Luncheon at Chicago Yacht Club

It was so much fun to kick off the new season with a ladies fashion show and luncheon at the Chicago Yacht Club!  A delightful fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital this year.  The women who attended could easily have passed for models themselves!  They take this opportunity to dress in their finest and they looked […]

Spring in Wisconsin

It was still snowing last week here in Milwaukee.  For those of you who know me personally, you know that I describe myself as both an artist and a sailor.  Those two worlds combined to launch my line of hand painted silks.  But what some of you may not know is that art can […]

Hundertwasser meets Dr. Suess in the imagination of my mind… and what a fun time they had!

Here is a preview on what is coming out on the silks so far this season… they will be unveiled at the Cedarburg Wearable Art Show next weekend in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Friday March 30th and Saturday, March 31st…

What is ART if it isn’t personal?

To commemorate my experience I created a couple of art pieces… silk paintings incorporating a prayer in Hebrew. Like I said, what is ART if it isn’t personal?

Annapolis Sailboat Show

Last year Nautical Silks debuted at the Annapolis Boat Show, the largest all sailboat show in North America.  It was fantastic! It’s that time of year again, and we are off to Annapolis! We have a new booth number:  D-52.    No longer the new kid on the block, we are looking forward setting up shop for an […]

Kandinsky shawl drawing. And the winner is….

I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath…   Who will be the lucky winner of the drawing for that gorgeous Kandinsky chiffon shawl???       Drum roll please….. We are proud to annouce that  Cheri Kent Jones … is the lucky winner! Go to facebook fan page for Silk by Laura and Nautical Silks to see […]

Village of Shorewood bench auction

“Best Seats in the House” A 2010 Public Art Event in Shorewood, Wisconsin June 5 through August 15:  the Shorewood Business district was showcasing lovely wooden benches featuring the talents of local artists.  The event was concluded last night with a voice auction at the Hubbard Park Lodge used commercial inflatables for sale. I was […]

Hand Painted Silk Scarf