Dreaming In Color

with Jean Wells

All Dreaming in Color Blog Posts

A Change of Scenery

It always amazes me what happens if I take a different route on a walk, or travel to a new place. At the end of May...

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Vibrant at 91!

Freddy Moran, one of my dearest friends, is an inspiration to me as well as to many of you, and I want to share some of her thoughts on color! She began quilting when she was 60 years old, starting with ...

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Spark Your Imagination

Choosing colors for a project can be a delightful exploration, but at other times very challenging. With ...

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Variety The Spice of Life

I chose this title for the blog after seeing the new Decostitch Elements fabric from Art Gallery. When ...

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NOT JUST BLACK & WHITE

As we begin 2022 let's take a look at basic vocabulary when it comes to color. Over the years...

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Mysteries In Nature

How else do you describe some of the wonderful color combinations found out in nature? They can be mysterious. On a summer visit to the...

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Enrichment in Quilt Design

If you are like me there are times when you see a quilt that feels rich in color and you say how did they do that? Val pulled out several of...

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Neutral Like Colors

When our final shipment of the 100 Century Solids arrived this week, the first thing that crossed my mind is how neutrals and dull colors are so important ...

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Color is Powerful

Color is the big idea in your work. It emphasizes feelings. I am sure you have heard someone refer to moody blues, say red is a passionate color... 

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Examples of Pushing a Color

February is always a favorite month for me as I start dreaming of spring and planting my garden. Half the fun for me is exploring what I might try to grow...

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Texture & Color Entwined

The arrival of the Entwine line of fabric, by Guicy Guice from Andover Fabrics, gave me the idea to explore textural fabrics in terms ...

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Looking

Our environment is full of eye candy this time of year with all of the fall colors and textures. I really feel like an explorer trying to ...

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In the Garden

It’s August already! Where did the time go? Many of you attended my“Dreaming in Color” Lecture series ...

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Supporting Colors

Who would have thought we would be living through a pandemic and all it's changes? I am sure most... 

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Color Balancing

The past two months have been filled with the bright colors of summer even though it is winter in Sisters. This is... 

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Shades of Winter

It is January, and as I write this blog it is trying to snow outside. To so many people, the winter colors in the l...

 

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Inspiration Through Travel

There is something magical about seeing a place for the first time. I was fortunate to be able to...

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The Value of a Library

In my monthly Adventures in Art Quilting class we were discussing how to build a palette of fabrics for...

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Palette Play

Back to school for me is more time for creative pursuits. I am putting the garden to bed, and this weekend...

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Garden Inspiration

Summer Colors seems like a timely topic to explore this month. Summers in Sisters are magical, even ...

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Trusting Your Intuition

I feel like I am “Dreaming in Color” with summer finally here, and my garden and pots all planted. I just...

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Pushing A Color

This may sound odd to you, but using this technique when you are putting a palette together creates more...

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Dull vs Bright

When I say the word “dull,” I find students kind of sit back, take a breath, and relax. The word ...

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Opposites Attract

Putting on my explorer hat in this new calendar year I wanted to challenge myself to work in a color palette...

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Dreaming in Color

What a magical concept! This year my goal is to be more of an explorer when it comes to my life in art. I ...

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