I LOVE COLOR!!!!
Color makes my heart sing and my good feelers bliss out. Whenever I see some color combination that rocks my world I do my best to get a copy of it on my computer with a screenshot, on my cell phone camera, or in a scrapbook if the photo is in a magazine. I love that I can take screenshots of images I find when I am working online. There are so many beautiful pictures that have been shared in one way or another.
All the photos above were screenshots online. I also have spiral notebooks which I use as scrapbooks for magazine photos I love. Over the years I have collected several notebooks of magazine cutouts. One is of home decorations I love, one is of Christmas decorations I love, one is of plants, one is of flowers, one is of clothes, one is of “pretty things”. These are fun to look at when I am relaxing; or looking for inspiration for art, or sewing, or scarf making, or whatever I might want to create. I even found looking at my favorite photos of colors or beautiful things, can bring me up out of a less than happy mood. Occasionally I have taken my scrapbooks, when I am tired and feeling down, and leisurely gone through them. I found that looking at my favorite pictures again brought joy and love into my heart.
There must be something about the vibrational frequency that makes some colors so healing to a person. Just like music, colors vibrate. Colors affect us more than we may realize. You probably have favorite colors, colors that make you feel good when you look at them. I obviously do. That is probably why I love painting and sewing and making things, because I like to chose my own colors and create things with them.
When I was young I thought it was odd that we couldn’t see more colors. It seemed that if we could see some colors, why would there be a limit to them. I knew there were more but we just couldn’t see them. I wondered about all the colors we couldn’t see. I used to try to put two colors together that, when placed next to each other, almost made me think one of the colors was a new one I hadn’t seen before, because when it was next to that particular color it seemed to look different. I used to look for colors that were mixed in such a way that I wondered if I was seeing a new color that no one had noticed before.
Lately, when I paint of make something with fiber, making a recognizable image just doesn’t do color justice. I prefer to let color and texture speak for itself, without any distraction.