Sunday, July 8, 2007

Megg Hewlett and Colors

Last week, when I met with Megg Hewlett, we talked how a joint exhibit can have creative coherence, and discussed using similar colors. We grabbed a few balls of her yarns, and mixed and matched and tried to find a starting point, then she gave me samples of those colors. These are not her usual colors, but immediately she liked the combination, and I think she was already designing Bag 1 in her head. But it takes a long time for me to observe colors, combinations and proportions, and then to decide whether I like them or not. So for a week, I've been carrying them when I'm out, and they sit on the coffee table when I'm home.

Today, when I was photographing the first Christmas present scarf, these samples were sitting nearby. And after I shot the scarf, I was amazed how many of these sample colors were in my scarf. I mean, look.

I admire Megg for being so at ease with colors, and for her spontaneity. We're really going to have fun trying to build an exhibit together.

4 comments:

  1. The colours are my colours, I'm loving your Megg already. When will we see a photo of her work?
    (Look up your Randy D. samples.)

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  2. Aha, you might like her other stuff, too. Never thought in terms of who is like whom in terms of colors they like, but I think you, Dianne, might like her other colors, too. I'll see her tomorrow, so if she has a bag, I'll photograph it.... Otherwise... August?????

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  3. I loved reading this post -- and the one above where you are giving the two Megs/Meggs numbered scores(?) .... I hope to heck you two really do accomplish an exhibit together. I'll be reading with great interest (and of course, salivating over your colors and concepts) too-la-roo ...

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  4. I'm not really keeping scores, Maureen, but she has all these gems popping out of her mouth that time spent with her is so enlightening, entertaining, and great fun.

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