Sunday, February 17, 2008
Color My World
I love colors. There are very few colors I don't like, and even those are usually appealing in small doses. I think one of the reasons I love so many different hobbies is that each of them gives me the opportunity to play with color.
Here's the finished card for my friend Joan P., who is having surgery on Tuesday. I realized while making this card that I know quite a few Joans. In addition to Joan P., I know two other stamping Joans: Joan W. and Joannie. I also know two knitting Joans: Joan H. and Joansie. Each of them is wonderful, creative, generous and caring. And all of them have a talent for using color.
One of the joys of crafting is the pleasure of gazing on all the various hues and tones available for me to use. It's such fun selecting the colors I am going to use in my creation. It can, at times, be very hard to decide (hey, I'm a Libra after all), so sometimes following someone else's pattern works well for me, especially in cross stitching. The design itself, as well as the color choices, are left to someone else, but because there's a photo of the completed project, I have an idea how it will look when it is finished.
Other times I select the color and then decide what I'm going to do with it. Sometimes knitters say that the yarn "talks" to them, and tells them what it wants to become. That has happened to me, as well, and I've learned to listen. If we follow our instincts (or listen to the colors, if you will) we rarely go wrong.
Wait a minute! What the heck is THAT? Oh. Oops. If you'll excuse me, the laundry is telling me it needs to be folded.