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Santa Fe Inspiration

July 8

Last year my husband and I were enrolled in a week-long photo workshop put on by National Geographic. It was held in Santa Fe – we’d never been there before.  Some of the photography sessions started early in the morning.

Naturally, I wanted to accessorize my hubby. I latched onto  fingerless mitts as a way to keep his hands warm but dexterous in the cool mountain air. I looked at photos of the area, and grabbed some items from around our house that fit the area’s color palette. Then I got swatching. Here’s my inspiration board:

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I like the earthy orange in the pot, but opted to replace its grayish/teal with the more vibrant blue in the picture frame. A splash of green made a good accent against the oranges, and represents the foliage found in the riparian parts of the region.

Sadly, my husband broke his elbow – spectacularly, poor guy – just before we were to go. So I put aside the project until now. I think it’ll be a great pattern for Fall, even if it is a year and a lot of miles away from Santa Fe!

I like the colors together and have finished a preliminary chart for the fair isle pattern. I love this stage of designing!

2 Comments to

“Santa Fe Inspiration”

  1. On July 13th, 2009 at 3:16 pm Laurie (Moo!) Says:

    Beautiful colors. Poor hubby! At least he’ll always have the mitts.

  2. On August 21st, 2009 at 2:31 pm mary Joyce Says:

    Aud- I love the colors and that you shared your inspiration with us. Its fun to have a glimps of the designer’s mind at work as well as inspiring.

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