|Color inventory 2: Running hot & cold|
In honor of that phone call, my subconscious woke me at school day time: 5 AM. Boy, the little dogs were surprised that they didn't need to whine to get me up this morning. While waiting for the coffee to brew, I walked around the house and took pics for my color & pattern inspiration of the day. Actually, I'm not trying to inspire myself so much as understand how to put together colors. I'm a little all over the place - I like brights, hots, cools, earthtones, just about everything. I look around at many sites and see so many great combos in beads and stringing, but my difficulty results in something like excitement, then frustration, then disappointment when I start rifling through the bead stash. So I'm working on this. Either that or I have discovered and justified a fantastic new procrastination tool. One of my friends calls this method the paralysis of analysis. I am greatly inspired by La Bella Joya's exploration of Margie Deeb's The Beader's Color Palette. But I'm not ready (in my mind) to put the beads together yet. I guess I'm taking a color inventory.
One of the things that got me started thinking about this was a quick glance through my Etsy favorites. I noticed that there were little clusters of colors within all those fab pieces I was hearting. Then I looked at the sacred bead stash. It didn't really match. Just as I have been battling with clothing and making outfits, I need to learn how to use neutrals (and what defines a neutral seems to be situation dependent) to show off splashes of color.
|Russian leaf color inspiration|
|Dog shot of the day. From a FLA corgi party. Not my photo.|