Monday, September 09, 2013

Collaborating : Patte

I sent Patte an email 'questionnaire' to learn her ideas for our collaboration.
She wrote:
I went back through the quilts on your website. Under the Silken Moon is my absolute favorite. Moon imagery is one of my favorites .  
I also love your colors and mystery in Midnight Rain in the Urban Series. And the movement of color is spectacular in Sunstorm and Desert Sky. I definitely want a vertical orientation and love long skinny pieces. I don't have a specific favorite color but love high contrast, dark and murky, earthy. My husband dives so I have quite a bit of marine art around with lots of blues/greens.
 
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Under A Silken Moon
Desert Sky


Sunstorm


Midnight Rain

So I looked at her choices and saw that three out of the four are horizontal formats, not long and skinny. Hmmm. After a few back and forth emails, we settled on a cropped version of Under A Silken Moon, horizontal, at 18x13" in mostly silks, which will be quite different from the original cotton version.
I still have the original drawing of the piece, so I am halfway there! I am excited to start pulling silks to see how the color scheme will change for the new work.



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While doing my emails this morning, Tony crawled between my legs and went to sleep. I snuck out my camera and snapped this view, and then he woke up and turned around to see what made that sound. Such a good little cuddler.




6 comments:

  1. Seeing those quilts isolated and grouped together make me so happy! Love them all. Can't wait to see what happens on "my" quilt. And Tony is just too cute!

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  2. Oh tony...what a little cracker!

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  3. Can't wait for this one... silks are so beautiful. And Tony, he has gone to heaven. I like it when animals have the homes they deserve.

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  4. "MOM! You're showing everybody a picture of my butt??? I know it's cute--but really!"

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  5. Yay, another fun start!! I am so loving watching your process with each of these special projects! I hope you're enjoying it as much as we are.

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