Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Color Explorations-and a good colored pencil

Color Rendering, scanned and adjusted
It has been a while. I feel out of integrity, not working on the Hot Chocolate project for a while. I haven't been able to get out and get the solid colors. It isn't that I haven't tried, I went to a quilt shop near my house and the selection of solids was not what I am used to at Glad's. I also was at another little shopping community over the holidays, where there is a quilt shop, and they too, did not have the selection of quality solids that Glad's has. So…. next wednesday, is my day to pick up the espresso and ruby, Jetta said there was no cream, so I will have to improvise when I get there.

In the mean time, I have done some preliminary project things for future posts. Planning and organizing my thoughts for the new year and aligning my self with the goals that want to emerge from my being in 2014.

A meditative practice, I have taken on since moving to this apartment in Roseville, is coloring. Color studies with my colored pencils. My favorite pencils are the Berol-Prismacolor pencils. They are a soft core pencil, but the colors are vibrant and easily blended.

After finishing a book of seashells and starting on an Art Nouveau color book that I have had for years, there is getting to be a collection of colored, copyright free pages for playing with pattern and photoshop.

I also have some fabulous paisleys that I have worked on. The color palettes are great fun to explore and the feel of the finished piece is interesting when looking at organic and geometric shapes.

There are many of these completed and I have wondered what I am going to do with them. But now, ideas are starting to emerge and a new direction is taking hold.

Slowly, I am getting in touch with my core self and seeing how the expression and development have taken hold, unconsciously over the years of my life. It is now time to take that raw passion and create something unique to me… I can feel it, stirring in my bones, pulsating in my cellular walls, gathering momentum as it becomes clear consciousness in my brain.

Yes, I am feeling it is going to be a fulfilling year.