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Most of the time, the sliver of an original painting that might become one of her Eskayel designs is so small, and the results so unrecognizable, that there’s no reason for her to do so. (The wallpapers pictured here, for example, from her Era Collection, are taken from sections of the cow painting in the previous slide.) The only consideration she might make while creating her source material is color: Since each collection has a theme — like the Island collection, or the tribal vibe of her Frontier line — she’ll sometimes use a palette she knows will complement it. “I was painting a ram this weekend for another Farm Sanctuary show, and I used a lot of brown and purple inks because that’s the look I wanted for an upcoming series of rugs, even though they have nothing else to do with the ram.”