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I found this fabric and I fell in love with it. I’m obsessed with color and I know you all know this by now. It’s just that this fabric inspires me. It has such bold colors. It has a water color look. Not only is it awesome it’s even cooler because it’s handmade. Who doesn’t love handmade stuff, right?

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You look at the blown up picture and you think it is just a water colored random design but then when you take a step back and look at the overall design, it’s a symmetrical pattern, which is sweet looking! You can see some of Shanan’s other fabrics here. You should also check out the whole website Eskayel. When I came across this fabric I thought deeper. I looked at it as if it was a piece of art (which it is since it is handmade. Ha!) and thought to myself how did she come up with that name for it? Madagascar?

I know I always make names for colors I’m working with or names for my artwork and there is meaning behind the assignment of each name. I am interested in other peoples artwork titles, fabric names, and color names. So this one is Madagascar – yeah… I had to go look it up. I knew it couldn’t be Madagascar the movie – which I love. Madagascar is an island country off of the southeast coast of Africa. You can read all about it here.

 ♥ Lauryn

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