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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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Colors in the City Brooklyn

As I pull up to my friend, Ariella's, building in Park Slope- a quiet little borough in western Brooklyn- I can't help but feel like I'm walking onto the set of Sesame Street with it's rows of brownstones and corner shops. The classic kid show is set on a fictitious street in Manhattan, but still, I wonder as I climb the steps and ring my friend's doorbell, if Big Bird and Gordon will come singing around the corner, "Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood?..."  At first glance , the monochromatic blocks of brick and stone seem strict and static, but I quickly notice bold bursts of color emerging from the sameness of it all... Shadowed...

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Lifestyle Colors for your Home

[caption id="attachment_605" align="aligncenter" width="304" caption="This is just one of the color palettes I created for the Bird Watchers collection. Go to www.certapro.com and click on BLOG to see more!"][/caption] My client, CertaPro Painters, is always finding creative cool projects for me. One of the latest is a series of Lifestyle Color Collections pulled from the paint names in the Sherwin-Williams deck. Here's a peak at the BirdWatchers Collection. Go to www.certapro.com and click on the BLOG button to see the rest of the colors and a few more Lifestyle Collections. And pick up the latest issue of CertaPro Painters free magazine, Envision, for my article on the easiest ways to pick the perfect color combo for your home. Click on the...

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