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Stop and Listen to the Angel Trumpets

Turning the corner on my morning walk this today, I was nearly blinded by these  glowing Angel Trumpets shooting like pink frosted firecrackers from a lush green bush... [caption id="attachment_9298" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Reaching into the branches I capture a cluster of starbursts beaming with light..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9299" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="And from below the sea like creature petals curl into deep leafy salmon just before withering under the very light that feeds them."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9300" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="As the colors glowed so did a random memory: In fifth grade, I came downstairs for school dressed in my pastel pink Ditto brand jeans and yellow terrycloth shell top with elastic waistband. My mom said, "Shannon, yellow and pink don't match. Try again."...

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Navajo Geometric - design and repeat

[caption id="attachment_9034" align="alignleft" width="351" caption="I painted this piece earlier this year during my self-imposed 'painting-a-week' challenge. It's a combination of the Native American prints I grew to love as a child when my father would come home with gifts from his work visits to Indian reservations."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9033" align="alignleft" width="480" caption="I added this black row of  a stencil I designed called 'love birds' because the colors felt like a celebration of history and present life woven together"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9041" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Then I found this cool table at the flea market. The dimensions on top are almost exactly that of my painting. Seemed like destiny stepped in front of me."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9040" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="So I stripped off the old...

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Wish you Knew What Colors to Choose for your House?

Then join me at Tamalpie Pizzeria in Mill Valley this Monday from 2-4pm for an approachable and interactive workshop all about the color wheel and how I use it to choose beautiful color palettes for any room. Seats are limited to 15, so Click here to reserve your spot! I've taught this class across the country to paint contractors and sales reps with national organizations. Now, I'm coming home and getting personal with you. I charge $250 for my color consulting services, but here's your chance, for $45 and two hours- not to mention a lovely Tamalpie lunch!- to learn about my process, ask questions, and work with me to help you choose beautiful colors for your home. Bring a...

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Shannon Kaye HOME's latest design...

[caption id="attachment_8960" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Inspired by the textile collection at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, I rearranged traditional Navajo style elements in this mixed media painting adding candy colors to the mix and a row of this custom shape I call 'love birds""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8966" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Then I picked up this table at a flea market"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8965" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="It was covered in badly gilded gold leaf and paint splatters"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8962" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I printed my painting onto linen then refinished the table and applied the print on top."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8961" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="And now, I'm introducing this large comfy bolster pillow. It's 15x25" made in San Francisco with natural linen, a zipper close, and 100%...

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Color in the City, my Paris Pen Pal!

I'm so excited to share with you my first Color in the City pen pal, Isabelle Boucq, who sent me a glimpse of her neighborhood, the Sentier, in Paris! I met Isabelle Boucq, an accomplished writer, at a unique little house party in Berkeley (thank you, David!) where she showcased several California musicians who contributed to a movie which she also worked on called California Dream by Cameron Hughes. We've been corresponding every since, so I asked her to send me a brief description of the part of Paris she calls home along with a few photos. I added a color palette, of course, and can't wait to check out her arrondissement myself! 'Til then, here's what she sent me...

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