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Linda Nussbaum

Some of you designer-types may have also noticed that recently a link has been getting a lot of attention... BoredPanda has highlighted a Twitter feed for @cinemapallettes, which posts just that, stills from films with a hex color palette provided with the image still. 

Now, I am TERRIBLE with Twitter. I've had my account, @linda_sbsdesign, for probably 2+ years but almost never check it. Just not the way I social media, I guess. That said, I first was made aware of Cinema Palettes through the QDAD Facebook page. One of the members came across the link via BoredPanda and posted it to the group page. As a result, this week all of the daily design sparks (inspiration photos) are from this feed.

It's such an interesting look at color stories, and a new way to look at the stories we've seen so many times over. This one inspires me to create (or at least to want to create). So far I've only gotten 2 designs for the group, but am going to keep the link as a personal exercise for myself. The palettes proposed offer a richness I don't often pursue in my quilting. It's a great way to expand my own artwork.

Following are the film stills for which I have created designs so far... I can assure there will be more coming soon:

Provided by Cinema Palettes, Spirited Away (2001) dir. Hayao Miyazaki: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CftYIDPW8AAKXti.png

Provided by Cinema Palettes, Spirited Away (2001) dir. Hayao Miyazaki: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CftYIDPW8AAKXti.png

Spark provided by Cinema Palettes, Edward Scissorhands (1990) dir. Tim Burton : https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVbloG2WUAE0w4z.png:large

Spark provided by Cinema Palettes, Edward Scissorhands (1990) dir. Tim Burton : https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVbloG2WUAE0w4z.png:large

After playing around with some of these I may start shuffling actual fabric stacks in the sewing studio and seeing what I come up with!! Go ahead and follow the link and let me know which of the stills speaks to you!