Monday, September 15, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Orange

LLI wrap up this Colourplay Countdown with a few glimpses of orange that I have spotted in my travels en route the the European Patchwork Meeting and the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay exhibition.  It's been fun to revisit the Colourplay challenge palettes (even my husband has secretly enjoyed it, pointing out photo opportunities along the way ). If you are at the European Patchwork Meeting, please do say hello!















Sunday, September 14, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Gray

am not complaining but it's been difficult to find any gray inspiration on this trip.  The weather has been so warm and sunny that even Stonehenge and city buildings are gleaming:








Friday, September 12, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Spice

Spicing it up in London:
A window at Harrods:
Flowers at Fortnum & Mason:


Ferrari anyone?



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Chartreuse

This morning I take the Eurostar to France, the land of Chartreuse.  In the meantime, here are some chartreuse photos from England:



Colourplay Countdown: BrownSageBlue

This is from Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset. One view has more of the "blue" element:


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Colourplay Countdown Eggplant

Yesterday I visited the American Museum in Bath, a gem of an instutution with a thoughtfully curated and presented collection of decorative arts.  Of special interest was the Kaffe Fassett exhibit - a caern like space divided into different colour zones.  I even found eggplants in tge chatreuse room:
And, here are some less literal travel snaps highlighting the "eggplant" challenge palette of deep purple, emerald and burgundy:
The damson plum orchard at Bramptoncourt Estate was in full fruit:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Rusty

Today's "Rusty" Colourplay post comes from Worcester and the Royal Worcester Museum:







Monday, September 8, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Purple/Yellow and Lorikeet

My  Colourplay observations continue in the English countryside.  Here is Purple/Yellow:
I despaired of finding anything from the Lorikeet palette but, once again, a tractor came to my rescue!
These begonias and lobelia also come close:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: BWB and Kilauea

Here are three images from my trip so far that fit the BlueWhiteBlack palette.  This is on the Hawkesbury River, part of the scenic train ride from Gosford into Sydney.

On my way to the Colourplay exhibition in France, I am spending some time in the English Midlands, an area well known for its black and white timber-framed houses:
And this vintage textile (circa 1930s?) was in a historic home we visited today:
The Kilauea palette proved to be more challenging.  There is not a lot of orange,charcoal and chartreuse in the English countryside. But then I found a tractor!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Colourplay Countdown

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the formation of the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge.  Little did we know that our collaborative work would still be on tour in 2014!

Our Colourplay exhibition opens at the European Patchwork Meeting on 18 September and I (Brenda) am travelling to France via England.  One of the things I enjoyed about our challenges was how attuned you would become to the challenge theme or palette.  As a mini-challenge to myself, I am goiing to share travel photos for each of the Colourplay palettes over the couple of weeks in the lead up to exhibition.  First up is Pink (clockwise from top left): pink heather at the markets; wild flowers; pink keg; William Morris wallpaper at Grange Court (Leominster) and sweetpeas (centre):
It may be autumn but there is plenty of pink to be found in the English countryside.  There is even a bright pink pub just a couple of miles from where we are staying!  Blue and white with a dash of black might be more difficult.  Let's see what the day brings...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Colourplay Exhibition: Alsace, France 18-21 September 2014

Come along to the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay exhibition at Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, Espace des Tisserands, Sainte Marie aux Mines, Alsace, France:18-21 September 2014.  Brenda will be there Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  Françoise will be there Friday and other times.  We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kristin in Portland

Hi Twelves and friends. Terry here. Guess who is sleeping in my studio? It's Kristin!

Tonight we had a great night on the town. First Thursday is gallery night in downtown Portland. It's a festive atmosphere with galleries open late and serving wine and goodies. It was the opening for the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild show at the Art Reach gallery, then we rode the trolley up to the Hap Gallery where one of Kristin's "Army Wife" apron pieces is part of their new show that opened tonight.  


There was Kristin's apron, right in the front window!  I think this is kind of a cool photo because you get  Kristin, her piece, the name of the gallery and, if you look carefully, me reflected in the window, taking the photo. Really intriguing little exhibit about comforting/discomforting objects. 

Dinner after, at Henry's Tavern in Portland's Pearl District. 


Wish you all could have been here!