Friday, June 5, 2009
Fun with Color and My Favorite "Ingredients"
This week my sister is here...we've been working hard and having some fun. She and her husband came from their home in Texas to build new steps at my front porch......so, needless to say...nothing going on the Nest this week. However, just before they got here, I decided to "play" with some of my favorite ingredients so that next week, I can dive right in on some projects I need to get finished and am so looking forward to doing so.
I will be making three different pieces. One will be orange, one fuchia, and one Robin's Egg Blue (my newest favorite color!).
Sometimes a person needs a little inspiration to get started on the color selection. It's the hardest part of anything I do. So, I went to my box of crayons. Don't you have one? So, I picked out the Orange crayon...and several to go with it. Then, the fuchia, then lo and behold!...there really is a Robin's Egg Blue crayon! Then, just for fun, I selected three plates to hold whatever beads, buttons, and other embellishments I would chose to work with. That was fun...love to find uses for those plates I buy at the flea market.
The next step was to find fabrics, DMC floss, beads, buttons, lace, trims, etc. to coordinate with the crayons. Can you see all the coordination going on here?
What am I making? Well, stay tuned for that as I will be showing them later......right now I just hope you enjoy feasting your eyes on all this color as much as I do. (Note to my friend Mary...no longer with us, but not forgotten - yes, Mary, I am still thankful I can see the colors and I think of you each time I choose such lovely colors.)
Next week, these plates of colorful embellishments will bring me great joy as I work....hope they bring joy to you now! Take care out there! Pat