Vaolori Wells

NOTES FROM THE STUDIO


Color of the Week... Walnut

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Friday, January 23, 2015

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Walnut...soft cool brown with hints of yellow. The color of shells, walls, & wood.

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Marrakech...

Wood

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Statue

Sand

Pottery

Have a great day!

I will be spending the day cuddled on the couch recovering from the flu...

XO

Valori

Color of the Week... Starry Night

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Starry Night.... dark blue grey... the color of early night.

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Glass

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Sky

Peacock

This last image is from Morocco, the Peacock Pavilions....every night we would walk past this pool and to the left of the lights to a path that lead to our rooms. This sight was different every time I walked by. To say the lease I have tons of images of it.

Have a great day!

XO

Valori


Color of the Week... Sangria

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, January 08, 2015

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Sangria makes me think of hot summer afternoon bbq...especially on these cold winter days.

Sangria made up of layers of red...deep and complex, light and sweet.

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Amarilys

Drink

  Sangriaflower

Flower

Wine

Yarn

Hope you are staying warm this January day...

Have a great day!

XO

Valori

 

 

Color of the Week... Indigo

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Friday, January 02, 2015

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Indigo

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Dark as night....yet not black.

Indigo is rich and deep in color.


Glass

Bay

Door

Pumpkin

Sky

Wall

Trees

Happy New Year! I look forward to a great 2015 filled with those I love and things I love to do....

My wish is for you to have the same....

XO

Valori


Color of the Week... Concord Grape

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Friday, December 26, 2014

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Concord Grape

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Concord Grape is a very blue purple....with a hint of grey. Rich and deep with complexity...

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Violet

Flower

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Glass

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!!!

Wishing you a beautiful rest of 2014...

xo

Valori

Color of the Week... Basil

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Basil

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Kona Cotton Solid

Basil....a dark, rich green.

A great color to use as a dark in quilts rather than black or dark blue. Sometimes it is good to take a look at our common go to colors and push your comfort zone.
Of course it makes me hungry for Tomato, Basil and Motzerella on a warm sunny afternoon in August.

Basil

Bushes

Gourds

Poppypods

Forest

Grass

Suculant

Have a great day!

Try something out of your comfort zone today...

XOXO

Valori

Color of the Week... Charcoal

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Charcoal... I think is my favorite piece of Blueprint Basics. Black and white photography is my first love. When I am desiging either a quilt or fabric design I use a gray scale to see what my color values are up to...

Door


Beach

Reflection

Zinnia

Hand

Lights

Flowers

Once in a while turn your camera to black and white and see what the world looks like.

XO

Valori

Around the World Blog Tour

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Monday, December 08, 2014

Around the World Blog Tour...

Sue Spargo invited me to play in the tour.... Sue is a very talented lady and someone I admire.

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This is Sue's recent class on Craftsy....Embroidery Texture and Dimension by Hand

Her embroidery and applique inspire me to be free when I create. Taking risks with mixing mediums and techniques.... Which fits right into what I am creating in my studio.

The studio is very busy and very messy....I wish I had a cleaning fairy! Fabric is exploding in here as I received all my Ashton Road fabric. I am thinking that I need to cut some off and give it away....wink, wink!

My new collection of fabric for Robert Kaufman - In The Bloom - will release at the end of the month. I am working hard in the studio with my sample yardage, creating quilts and projects to photograph and create a look book for the release of the fabric....

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I can only give you sneak peak.....I promise to share more once the fabric is released. I am so, so, so excited about this collection.

I spent the weekend in Seattle with my girls and my mom. I was teaching at a shop - The Quilting Loft - in Seattle. It was so fun to be with Olivia and Violette experiencing all of the new things a city can offer...staying at a hotel in downtown, the American Girl Doll store, the Spaceneedle, Chihuly glass garden and of course Pike Street Market...I loved every second.

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Teaching Silk Screening out of my new book....My Life in Fabric

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Pictures from my class on Saturday. We had so much fun printing and playing with color.

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My new work fills me with so much joy....teaching the silk screening class reminds me to do what I love and my work will show it.

My desire to work is as much about me as it is about my family.....they inspire me to be better at everything I do and everything I am....

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Traveling this weekend with these two filled me with so much love and happiness I know I can do anything...they are my world.

My wish for you is inspiration and love.....to enjoy every moment!

XO

Valori

 

 

Color of the Week...Moss

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Monday, December 08, 2014

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Moss

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Deep in the forest under the canopy of trees you will find moss...It has a luxurious quality within the texture and color.

Treemoss

Grass

Funkybrocolli

Palm

Water

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Watermoss

Have a great day!!

XO

Valori

 

Color of the Week... Cyan

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Cyan

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Cyan a lovely blue green that flirts with emerald and turquoise but maintains its blue standard. All I can ever think of is printing when I hear Cyan.... CMYK - crazy to think that combinations of those four colors can create any color...

Coffee

Glass

Bench

Wintersky

Marrakech

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Pillow

Have a great day!!

XO

Valori