Sunday, March 31, 2013

I've Got...

a lovely little bit of Easter knitting happening here today.

I hope that if Easter is one of your holidays,
you are feeling joyous and blessed.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Midweek Meditation

 "Any color, so long as it's black."    
                                                                          ~   Henry Ford

Though this quote on color could not be used as one of my "Colorwork Meditations", I thought it still worth sharing.

Color lover that I am, I do drive a black car.  Anyone who were to see my car would call it black.  Truth be told, the manufacturer calls it "metallic blue."  If it is parked in the sun, and you look directly at where the sun is shining on the finish; then, and only then, can you see the metallic; and then, and only then, can you see the (very dark) blue.

I like color because it is so subjective.  And I love color because it is always out there waiting for you to find it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

(Manic) Monday

"I wish it was Sunday
'cause that's my funday
my I don't have to runday
it's just another manic Monday"*

I will be (greatly) challenged at my day job on this day.  It is Monday.

Here is what I did on Sunday, "my funday".

Because I really needed to do something different, I warped my Cricket rigid heddle loom for the first time.

* Words from the song "Manic Monday" by the American pop rock band The Bangles

Monday, March 11, 2013

It was the Goldfish

My lack of blog posts might be blamed on "Goldfish".  Here are some lovely images of goldfish from Wikimedia.  These are photos that offer inspiring color palettes.

I might have posted my "Colorwork #5" post days earlier but I was stuck on the idea of getting an original photo of my framed art poster of "Goldfish" by Henri Matisse.  I love that poster.  It hangs in my family room.  I could not get a decent photo when it was cloudy, because the overhead light reflected on the plexiglass which is typical for a poster frame.  I could not get a decent photo when it was sunny, because the window light was reflected similarily.

It took a couple of days for me to decide to use a photo from Creative Commons at Flickr instead of my own pathetic poster photos.

I must admit that I cannot really blame "Goldfish" for me not posting.  What I can use is the excuse that other designers sometimes use on their blogs:  I have been working on a "Super Secret" design project.  It will take another week or two to finish.

If you like color as I do, I can recommend a great website that I learned of from the blog of knitwear designer, Linda Marving.  It is Design Seeds.  You can subscribe there (just type in your email address), and you will get one email each day with two photos and their accompanying palettes.  They always brighten my day.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Colorwork Meditation #5

Goldfish, 1911.

"The use of expressive colors is felt to be one of the basic elements of the modern mentality, an historic necessity, beyond choice."   
           ~ Henri Matisse

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Previous Colorwork Meditation: #4 (Albers)