Vaolori Wells

NOTES FROM THE STUDIO


Good-Bye Color of the Week...

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Good- Bye Color of the Week... you have been good to me.

Over the past year I have been pushed at times to find images of a certain color.

Blogtrees

I found out that most of my photographs of blue are of the sky. It was my hardest color to find photos of. Which I find very interesting because my favorite color is turquoise.

Peonywhite

All of the neutrals were the easiest and I loved finding just the right ones.

Suitcases

Sometimes I had to call my husband to ask him what he thought of a color because I had no words.

Yarn

I made a point of posting at least 7 photos of the color. And at times I know I took creative license in picking photos...

Rainycity

I tried to make sure that not all of my photos were of nature. My favorite thing to photograph is the natural world. I wanted to show color in unexpected places.

Cardboard

I loved using my Hipstamatic App on my phone to take photos, sometimes they ended up perfect for colors others not so much. It was unexpected and exciting.

Light

I saw color in more depth than I ever have....

I have been overwhelmed with the response to Your Favorite Color of the Week... thank you so much for all of your kind words. They make my heart so full....I wish I could give some fabric to everyone who took the time to comment.

The kiddos and I picked winners and I will be emailing you directly.

Have a great day!!!!

XO

Valori



Color of the Week... GIVEAWAY

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Monday, April 06, 2015

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Color of the Week started with my collection of fabric, Blueprint Basics, and the desire to share my color inspiration through photography. I mixed in some Kona Cotton Solids to complete the color spectrum. The 52 weeks were split into the four seasons...

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter....

I designed a quilt for each season ending with a trip around the world quilt, Celebration, that uses all 52 pieces.

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All of these quilts are free pattern downloads on Robert Kaufman...(left to right: Winter, Spring, Celebration, Summer, Autumn)

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To Celebrate the Color of the Week I have 12 of these babies to give away, 52 fat 1/4's in each bundle....

To be entered in the giveaway just tell me what your favorite Color of the Week was? I will close the giveaway next Sunday night and pick 12 winners next Monday.

Thanks for your support!

XOXO

Valori

Color of the Week... Celestial

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, April 02, 2015

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Celestial

Celestial.swatch

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Celestial is a luscious deep teal...rich and vibrant.

Bridge

Knit

Knitting

I love to knit with this color!

Jellybelly

Paint

City

Pottery

The last Color of the Week. This has been an adventure for me. Finding photographs that I have taken over the years that fit (sometimes I have stretched this notion) the Color of the Week has been challenging but very rewarding.  I am more aware of color and the variety of colors.

Thank you for following this journey that started with an idea for a collection of fabric and turned into a year of seeing color. Love it....so much!

I plan on continuing a weekly blog of inspiration. Leaving my options of images open to fit a variety of creative subjects...texture, line, emotion, color, etc. I love the challenge of seeing something new in my everyday.

XOXO

Valori

 

PS.... I totally forgot to put this in last weeks post...

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Color of the Week... Leprecahun

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Leprechaun

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Leprechaun Kona Solid is a very traditional green. Fits in between lime green and emerald green. Makes me think of  fresh cut grass and a late summer breeze...

3creeks River

Quilt

Pineneedle

Succulents

Bamboo

Moss

Field

I hope your day is full of fresh new green sprouts as a sign of spring coming your way.

Next week is the last posting of Color of the Week....Kinda sad but at the same time so very rewarding to see all the images over the year. I will be doing a BIG give away after the final Color of the Week....stay tuned!

Have a great day!

Xo

Valori

Color of the Week... Stone

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Stone

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Stone is a beautiful grey....It leans towards the warmer side. I have a love for grey...all shades of it. It is a beautiful neutral that can make any color sing.

Sophie

Palm

Braclets

Marrakech

Rocks

Stick

Tree

Stonewater

Only two weeks until the final Color of the Week.... so many fabulous giveaways...stay tuned!

Have a great day!

XO

Valori

Color of the Week... Cactus

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Cactus

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This yummy green Kona Solid reminds me of spring green. The new sprouts of wild flowers...young grass and moss. I am so looking forward to spring and gardening...

Grass

Suculant

Chair

Yellowpot

Palm

Greensucculant

Jeanquilt

Had to show a bit of one of mom's quilts. As this green is what we call "Jean green" at the shop.

There are only 3 more weeks of Color of the Week. I can't believe it has almost been a year since I started this blog series. Stay tuned as I have some FABULOUS giveaways!

I have loved doing Color of the Week and have decided to continue with a weekly blog of Inspiration! 

Have a great day!

XOXO

Valori

Color of the Week... Ice

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Saturday, March 07, 2015

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Ice

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So sorry that this is two days late... I just sent out my fall collection of fabric to Robert Kaufman and was so consumed Ice fell by the wayside....

Ice is almost a sky blue...a little deeper and more on the purple side of blue.

Morocco

Sky

Mts

Abstract

Jellybeans

Spaceneedle

Duke

Enjoy your day!

XOXO

Valori


Color of the Week... Black

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Black

Blackswatch

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It is always amazing to me how many different blacks there are. You really see the difference when you look at all of the different black solids out there each company is a little different.

Peacockpav

Snag


Horse

Table

Fire

Lights

Sunflower

These beauties were in my garden this year. I didn't know they would be almost black. So beautiful....

Have a great day!

XOXOX

Valori


Color of the Week... Orange Spice

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Orange Spice

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Orange Spice...

There is something about this orange that makes me think of winter... warm fires and hot cider.

Coasters

Pumpkin

Beets

Moss

Sunset

Pottery

Flower

I think I am finally on the up side of the flu...This time of year is so hard with the kids and the germs...

Hope you have a great day!!

XOXO

Valori


Color of the Week... Steel

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Steel.swatch

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Steel... soft greys.. beautiful sun aged wood.

Even though the name implies metal...

Bridge

Metal

Building

Cat

Duke

Rocks

Trees

Sticks

This time of year is very grey in Central Oregon...so I love to try and find some simple beauty within Winter. The sage brush stalks on a wet morning hike stood out beautifully along the side of the trail. My husband and dog patiently waited for me to snap some photos.

Have a great day!

XO

Valori