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the Plein Heir catalog pp. 7 & 8

[caption id="attachment_9582" align="alignleft" width="442" caption="I created this painting during my personal 'Painting-a-week' challenge earlier this year. I was inspired by some Navajo textiles I saw at the DeYoung Museum and was reminded of the Native American themed airport dolls and jewelry my dad used to bring me from his business trips to Indian Reservations across the country. I see this print becoming a textile pattern to sell by the bold, but for now this big comfy bolster pillow is adds a cheerful bust of oclor for any style room."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9581" align="alignleft" width="434" caption="This painting recently sold, but you can still purchase a bolster pillow in this standard or custom size. It's hard to let go of my paintings, but...

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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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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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Minding the Repeat- Week 5

I'm used to working within parameters of a project; the client's desires, the limitations or possibilities of a room or surface, following existing design elements... I'm also accustomed to working on a large scale; painting walls, ceilings, furniture, creating and producing videos, choosing exterior paint colors for San Francisco's gingerbread Victorians, creating color palettes for a paint brochure... So, committing to these small weekly paintings has had me working way, WAY, out of my comfort zone. But 5 weeks and 5 paintings in, I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. I'm always inspired by textile and wallpaper design. Lately I've been really caught up in Navajo style patterns... The shapes are so dynamic... And the colors so...

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Working Every Angle: week 3's painting

Sometimes inspiration takes time to come together.  Like the Clyfford Stills paintings in the SFMoMa permanent collection that I've been mulling over in my mind for years... His paintings look like zoomed in, immediate, detail shots of fabric- maybe Ikat or Kilim. His paintings have haunted me for years. THEN, one day, I saw this article about Melissa Cody during her December 2012 Artist in Residency at the DeYoung... Melissa studied the museum's permanent collection of germantown revival style Navajo textiles as inspiration for her own museum project. This photo of Melissa looking up close at the textile made a light bulb go off. The rug is loaded with layers of color and pattern- that's just my style. And she's...

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