Friday, September 17, 2010
Never try to go to sleep at 6:38pm. I just couldn't keep my eyes open for Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. That's all I wanted tonight because I caught Eva's back to school cold. As I was feverishly flinging covers on and off Enrique Iglesias "I Like It" was ravaging my brain. I guess there could be worse nightmare songs. Well actually it did get worse when my brain started mixing in All Night Long by Lionel Richie. That was when I decided to get the hell out of bed. I caught the ending when Voldemort was extricating himself from Harry's soul. The ending scene with Harry wearing his evergreen v-neck sweater made me feel all better. Ok it's not the ending scene but close enough. Stop it now!
Where am I going with this? I am just happy about orange and blue tonight really. Jeffrey saw me piecing together some bags with bright blue vinyl and bright orange straps the other day and I remember him saying "I wouldn't cut too much of that out!". I said, "Trust me." *famous words from me, that he has heard all too many times.* Oh yeah, that is the tiniest kitten sitting on my work table. Nana bought it for Eva when we were eating Swedish panckakes in Kingston last Sunday.
I am seeing a re-occuring theme of orange and blue in a lot of my projects. The photo above was taken when I toured the Eastman Cotton Gin in Buckeye, Arizona. These fiberglass panels were installed I don't know when, but they became the catalyst for a color palette for the Park and Ride that Jeffrey and I are working on right now. Jeffrey designed the shade canopies with their slight tilts and angles and I came up with adding the colored panels to the underside. We make an amazing design duo Jeffrey and I.
I love how the sky came out. I remember watching the blue puddles drying not knowing how it would look. Lily just interrupted me to ask if hair grows while we sleep. I told her yes and then she said "THAT'S CREEPY!" She is almost 7.
Tim has orange and blue doing their magical thing by his front door. Did I mention how blue and orange are complimentary colors being on opposite ends of the color wheel? I can't believe I am blogging with a fever and on Erev Yom Kippur. That's love.
Karen Walker RTW Spring 2011
I would have liked to be sitting next to White Lightning to see if this blue jacket was a shade brighter. WL's photo from the runway seemed so much better. I showed this to Jeffrey and I know it gave my bag cuttings some credibility.
Ummm, who was talking about Bert and Mary orange and blue back in January? Just sayin.
This was a cute car at the Edmonds muscle and hot rod car show last Sunday. I love this trailer. Ok, now you see where I came up with chrome plated bread box. That door opens into a tiny cab with a thin mattress covered in a hand made quilt.
These dish towels need to be in that microscopic *totally ripped this off from Salinger* kitchen on wheels don't you think? These were hand knitted and sent to me by my friend Katy. Yes, she hand knit these just for me. I want to make her an orange and blue bag and send it to her. Thank you Katy for this thoughtful gesture.
It is 9:46pm and I am wide awake.
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