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Choosing the Tiles March 29, 2012

Filed under: General Musings — happystitches @ 17:31

Lucky Rabbit handmade tiles before decorationHow do you go about choosing just right tiles by email?

I’ve measured twice and twice again. Determined the appropriate thickness of the finished tile to mix nicely with the pebbles (I hope).

Gradually I’ve been developing a possible list of subjects for each tile:

Lucky Rabbit Octopus and Cardinal taking shape

Lucky Rabbit Octopus and Cardinal taking shape

Lucky Rabbit

The first colour goes on

The first colour goes on

Cardinal
Goldfinch
Dragon scene?? behind the sink
Chrysanthemums
Sunflowers
Cat
Raccoon
Happy stitch
Blue jay
Flicker
Fish
Lobsters
Sailing boat
Bees, dragonflies, bugs
Budgie
Tug boat
Knit fabric

Then I made a road trip down to Annapolis Royal to try and get the colours right – it’s a fair hike even in a car. I’m more amused as a passenger than as a driver! There are some wonderful artists in town another of my favourites is Rion Microys

“good colors for Lucy:
lime green, oranges, yellows, blues, turquoises, purple, pink,
good combos : orange/pink , orange /green, purple/green (lime), blue/green
not red and black. easy on the red. almost no white, no white in background
spring green – keep it bright

borders are good.
one tile should be bees on royal blue.
one should be an orange octopus with green background
one should be peony on red background
other good animals – raccoon, cardinal, goldfinch, cat
happy stitch on tiny tiles or in borders”

This was Deb’s distillation of my requests! Sounds good to me. Now I anxiously wait.

The pre-firing colours begin to take shape

The pre-firing colours begin to take shape

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3 Responses to “Choosing the Tiles”

  1. mk Says:

    Wow Lucy! Those are great!

  2. Kathy Says:

    Where’s the Narwhal?


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