So the visit to Doug's studio today was incredible. It always is, but today was extra special, as I got a new commission to work with him at Open Studios this year, designing shawl pins for his beautiful textiles. He gave me two bags full of threads, wool, alpaca, etc. - incredible treasure trove! I must post them tomorrow when the light is good. Here are some pictures of his work, with some of my pieces on (we were testing out colors and patinas to see what would work with what colors):
|These shawls are from his 'sunrise sunset' series. He wants copper shawl pins to go on these.|
|More pictures from the sunrise sunset series. Doug is a MASTER of color. The way he puts together color seems so effortless. Whenever I go to his studio I come away full of new knowledge.|
|This has got to be one of my most favorite of his - the picture is not doing it justice, as it is more of a marigold yellow. The sun was really getting bright here!|
|One of his smaller tapestries - this one has porcupine quills and tufts of alpaca in.|
Oh, so much to do! But I'm happy tonight and wanted to share some of the day's bright colors with you.