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Shannon Kaye HOME launches new line, 'Plein Heir'

[caption id="attachment_9148" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I'm excited about this new endeavor I've actually been imagining for several years now."][/caption] 'Plein Heir' is a unique an evolving line of vintage furniture and accessories re-imagined with my original art and paint style. The named is a cheeky pun of "plein air" the outdoor painting style made popular by the Impressionists, paired with 'heirloom' referring to the vintage and used pieces I'm digging up for the line, like this sturdy old chair I found at a local flea market. It's labeled with a tag from the Los Angeles DEA's office- gotta love a good story. I took a linen print of my 'Pink Lattice Floral' painting to my upholstery shop and placed the artwork...

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Paisley Floral Painting re-visited

[caption id="attachment_9022" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I painted this floral about three years ago- it was the first in what has become a series of floral paintings"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9020" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I had the painting printed on linen and create this pillow in the same dimensions, 20x16", with a custom organic kapok insert. This piece is printed and made in San Francisco, the insert is made in North Carolina"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9021" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="It fits beautifully with other paintings I've recreated as pillows"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9019" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Recently I found a vintage artist's palette and decoupaged a linen print of my painting onto the back side. The back still shows the wear marks of the thumb hole and scraped paints from the...

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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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Artist Reception

Things are heating up for my art reception at Kaffeehaus on May 18th from 6-9pm. Two of my pieces have already sold! Originals are available along with a few pillows. Prints can be ordered as well. I'm offering a 10% discount for that night only on all purchases, so let me know if you have any questions or want to meet that the cafe for a preview.  

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From Flax to Fabric: how linen is made

As I dove into the next round of development for my pillows, I needed a lot of advice about the best linen to use for different production processes (I'll tell you more about that later) and where to find the gorgeous linen (hint; it comes from this field of flax) I have in mind, not only for pillows, but for other pieces I'm starting to imagine. Who better to contact than Judy Ross, founder and creator of Judy Ross Textiles in New York. A long time fan of her work, I emailed Judy asking for a quick interview with her to learn about her creative and sourcing process. We had a wonderful conversation (thank you, Judy!) which had me re-inspired...

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