A challenge - & then some, C & C's latest assignment! Colour, pick a colour, any colour! Oh my... How a challenge can lead to mayhem!
You see, in a previous chunk of life, longer gone than I care to remember, I was an alternative gothic type of dresser - we're talking high school days, here. And fast forward, bird's eye perspective, I've avoided colour for the longest time! I still feel most mousy comfortable in my black & grey ensembles...
That said, I've been introducing colour back into my life over the past few years. Starting with old favourites; from lightest egg shell blue to darkest deepest mossy green. I love it in nature; blue skies, spring green and the serious green of ivy...
... and I'm learning to love it again as a colour to wear - which is huge, for two-toned me! And of course, I love it in my baby's eyes!
So far, so good. No mayhem as such. Yet.
Obliviously, I set out to document complementing colours. Funnily enough, I actually knew that blue goes with orange. There is a television ad running here at the moment - I don't remember what they're trying to sell again (so much for advertising bucks well spent), but they're pouring light blue and orange paint over someone's back, and when I first saw that, I was in awe! I thought it was so beautiful! Now to find that combination in nature... Another challenge! Till I thought of carrots. And it only got better when I accidentally stumbled on an orange stain on a sidewalk nearby! I have no idea how it got there - I'm considering it a serendipitous coincidence! All I had to do was get a smurf & grab my camera!
*If you're graced with a vivid imagination, and a little wicked, you might think that the baby smurf ate a few too many carrots. That's not what happened. I promise. But I can see where you're coming from ;)*
Anyway! Here it is - my complementing diptych:
And that's when it happened. The bright orange... It made me look around. I knew I had become more sensitive to colour lately, all because of Shannon and her inspiring e-course. But what I hadn't realised - was how much of a colour junky I had actually become... I have not one, not two, but three more serious colour mosaics to share. I've been so absorbed in noticing colour around me over the past week, that I really didn't know when to stop...
But now, only just now, while typing this, I have decided to post those later. Just to show you I actually do have some restraint :) Which makes it seem like this post stops in the middle. And it does. But I have concerns. About overkill. And sensitive eyes. And breaking rules. All Carolyn of C&C asked for, was a colour. One colour... And I've been stretching that to a scala, already. I can live with that, I can! But I'll leave the rest of the rainbow till later :)
Concluding this post with a square close-up of the gorgeous felted necklace made by Shannon, I'll leave my coloured cloud to check out what everyone else has done! And I'll be sure to come back and post the rest, some time soon - I just know you're holding your breath ;)