Vaolori Wells

NOTES FROM THE STUDIO


Color of the Week.... Iron

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, May 01, 2014
 Oh my gosh... First I have to apologize about the mix up on last weeks color of the week. I am still learning this new blog format and somehow it didn't post... total user error!!! Thanks!!!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What can I say as a black and white photographer I love this color... and there is something about gray that is calming and peaceful. Iron is a cool blueish gray that reminds me of the keys in an old typewriter.
Enjoy!
XO
Valori

Last week I accidently did a bad link to my new blog....
Here is a good link!
 

Color of the Week

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 White

(Kona Solid White)


 

 

 

I love, love, love white.....cool white, warm white, almost white, gray white, cream white....ALL white. One of my favorite quilts I have ever made is Trinity which uses my Wish collection and a variety of whites in the background....cottons and linens which gives a subtle color and textural change to using just a solid white.

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy all the subtle beauty of white!

Have a great day!

XO

Valori


The lucky 3 winners will be emailed.... not to worry I have lots more to give away over the year!!! Keep your eyes out....

Color of the Week... Pink Nectar

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, April 17, 2014

 

 


 

Pink Nectar

 

 Pink Nectar.... I always think of spring when I see this color. The pink blossoms are an invitation to daydream of Summer and my garden in bloom.

 

 

   

 

   

 

  

 

  

 

 

Enjoy your spring day!

 I have some beautiful bundles of Blueprint Basics from Robert Kaufman looking for a good home.....

Leave a comment on this blog and you could win....

XOXO

Have a great day!

Valori

Color of the Week

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Welcome to the first color of the week.

Not quite green and not quite blue....this is Emerald.

Images of the color Emerald as I see it...

 

 






 


 

 

 

 

 

 
This cute little pencil case is a free video tutorial....it is a great project that takes little time and there is even a slick technique to putting in the zipper.

Have a great day!
Valori

Photography

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, April 03, 2014

Color of the Week starts next Thursday. I have been filling my days with color. While flipping through iPhoto today I noticed that I kept stopping at black and white images.

Black and white photography was my first love.... The first art form that really captured me. I will always find some of the best inspiration within black and white photography.

I figured that before we journey on a year of color we should enjoy the beauty of the black and white photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A few of my black and white images. The last couple dating back to my college days. I have books upon books of negatives as well as printed images. Now I just have thousands upon thousands upon thousands of digital images on my computer. Times have changed for me and my photography but one thing will remain the same how much I love the emotion that is evoked with a black and white photograph.

Have a great day!

XO

Valori

Blueprint Basics

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Monday, March 31, 2014

I love color….

When I set out to create Blueprint Basics I made a color wheel of sorts. This was the beginning of separating the colors into seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The designs came next. The designs in Blueprint Basics started with my sketchbook, simple drawings of inspiration. I planned the designs to mix throughout the seasons.

 

                         

My swatches and strike-offs covered a section of my inspirational wall for a year. The beginning of Blueprint was also the beginning of The Color of the Week idea…. One night when I couldn’t sleep, I was so excited to create a line of basics, I started thinking about how much I photograph color. Why not connect the two and create an inspirational blog once a week for an entire year. A year of color….mixed with inspirational photography, quilts and projects.

 

I am so very lucky to be working with Robert Kaufman and when I presented my idea they were excited and wanted to see what I could do with the project. Thanks to them my little idea is now a reality.

 

Let me introduce you to Spring Blueprint Basics…..

  

Leapfrog

   

Royal Blue

  

Smoke

        

Sunkissed

 

Salsa

 

Pink Nectar

   

Emerald

      

Grappa

   

Iron

Mixed with these designs are four Kona Solids. I love to work with solids. Combining Blueprint Basics and Kona Solids was a given for this project.

  

Kona Solid Orange

  

Kona Solid Pomegranate 

  

Kona Solid Robin Egg 

  

Kona Solid White

  

For each season I have created a free pattern download. This is Spring...

We will be kitting this quilt at The Stitchin' Post.

Please join me starting April 10, 2014 for a year of color....

Color of the Week with Blueprint Basics and Kona Solids

XO

Valori