BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR


Attached is the program of the first course to be held at Casa Clementina next February.
We would like to point out that, even if botanical painting usually means that the subject of the painting is the plant world, for us “botanists”  mean that the inks are from plant and the plants color is our inspiration!

A NEW IDEA OF SELF-CARE

I prepared this bathroom set thinking about what is truly a luxury for me:


wash myself with a hand-made pocket with hand-spun bast fibers; on the one hand nettle and on the other kenaf, to have a light different scrub, and filled with aromatic herbs such as vetiver root and lemon grass leaves that smell of nature;

dry myself with a European linen and spun cotton fabric without completely cleaning the staple so that the residues of the flower capsule are still visible and make the fabric “spicy” and at the same time very soft because, after being woven by hand, it was washed in the river and softened and polished with glass spheres as they used to do in the past in Flanders and finally, rigorously dried by moving in the air.

2022 CALENDAR

Dear friends, 

in the last two years we have managed, despite everything, to organize small courses; but we miss you so much and we can’t wait to come back to have you many at Casa Clementina to share with us the natural dye garden, the experiences on natural colors and the fantastic weaving techniques of the world!

At the moment in Italy things are going pretty well and this leads us to finally make plans for the future. Projects that categorically reject the online course option because we believe that true experiences necessarily pass through the direct and human relationship that is essential for us.

The Casa Clementina 2022 program will be organized through two categories of meetings: residential courses on weekends and study days. Both will be more or less monthly.

Unlike in the past, residential courses will no longer be held between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning but will be all Saturday and Sunday. It is obvious that those arriving from afar will be able to arrive the previous Friday and leave the following Monday and remain a guest of the House.

The study days will be mono thematic and will be organized with a small exhibition of fabrics, a theoretical lesson with a practical example and the participants are invited to bring their fabrics to analyze them with us and make the exchange richer!

ENVELOPES

I like to use the small pieces of fabric that I have dyed and hand woven to make small sachets or handbags to store the objects I care about or I like, or the tools of my work, or for something I want to give …like seeds

handwoven linen natural dyed with logwood and kumihimo
handwoven linen natural dyed with kasuri design and little brade of silk
handwoven linen natural dyed with handwoven tape

STAMPA CON COLORI NATURALI

Mariano Fortuny sperimentava la stampa con colori naturali, anche sul velluto di seta…lui stampava con i blocchi di legno che diventavano matrici dei suoi meravigliosi disegni; noi lo faremo con la serigrafia ed altri metodi.

A giugno sarà caldo e potremo lavorare nel bel giardino di Casa Clementina, sotto la pergola di uva americana.

INSTALLATION AT CASA REGIS

for Slow Art Day 2021 – 4 – 10

Immagine del profilo di casa_regis_contemporary_art

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Part 2
Of “Slow Art Day”, explanation of Sissi Castellano’s silkworm cocoon installation, I AM MOT AN ARTIST, and the Mingei philosophy she follows.

Artists in the exhibit include; @sissi.castellano@l.mikellestandbridge@danielebassoart
@michelacavagnart
@crosiocarla

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NATURAL DYED COCOONS AT CASA REGIS


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Part 1
Today was (by law, virtual) “Slow Art” day and while the show will be up another month, I still wanted to share with you my walk through with the art today. It was just me, the birds, and the artwork.
Explanation of Sissi Castellano’s silkworm cocoon installation, I AM MOT AN ARTIST, and the Mingei philosophy she follows.

Artists in the exhibit include; @sissi.castellano@l.mikellestandbridge@danielebassoart
@michelacavagnart
@crosiocarla

Casa_regis_contemporary_art#casaregisartistresidence#fineartexhibition#artistsoninstagram
#Contemporaryart#artistsoninstagram
#conceptualart#conceptualartist
#artdailynews#oneofakindart#artoftheday#artcurator#artcollector#emergimg artists#fiberart#slowartday2021#installationart

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/536203029