So maybe it all started with Summer of Color and the foray into new and interesting color combinations. Or maybe it was the cover of the newest issue of Uppercase with its beautiful color wheel on front. Or it could have been the trip to Island Quilter and their wonderful array of Kaffe Fassett fabric. Or maybe it was the trip to Daniel Smith yesterday for their factory tour followed by playing with watercolor paints! Whatever it was, I’m still on a color kick!
I’m going to break in to my stash of Aurifil threads soon but couldn’t help noticing how pretty this Laurel Burch array of thread is all together – doesn’t it just make you want to dive in?
And the color chart is ALMOST done….just need to get that Permanent Magenta into my palette so that I can make all the color mixed. I had the hardest time cleaning out my mixing palette each time…all the color mixes on that white enamel were so pretty. I almost took a photo each time before I cleaned but then thought that got silly….but all that yummy color all over and just not enough time to find something new to paint each time.
And I have tried to draw something each day, my personal mission I set up to test whether I can be trusted with a travel journal! This isn’t great, but it is better than it might have been two weeks ago. There should be a chair to the right…..but it needs work. There should be more dark to the right of the tree. But working fast and working to finish are a couple of goals, knowing that when I finish this one, I can try to draw another. This also gave me a good excuse to try out some of my color mixes that I learned from making my color chart. AND gave me a place to use the new Daniel Smith Green Apatite Genuine! Can’t wait to use that one more.
I’m seeing color all around right now and working to take it all in as well as capture some of it. I need to get back to my fantasy journal class where there is lots of color, too….and I have some new ideas for some mixed media pieces running around in my head. And a fun thing – I just ordered a Nuvango iPad cover of my newest art piece (the original is over on Etsy). I can’t wait to use some of my art to protect my iPad!