When Alice posted about her beautiful Hyacinth bowl I was reminded of something I did years ago when I used to do silk painting. The Blue and White China company where Alice's bowl came from are fairly local to me and I know Andrew and Olwyn who own the company. Several years ago I was commissioned to paint a tie in the Blue Italian style for Andrew's 50th birthday
It took me several attempts, I ruined numerous ties in the process and it ended up costing me more money than I charged... but I was quite pleased with the end result. However... I no longer try to earn my living by silk painting!