What Colors Excite You?

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.

I’m so excited! I got 5 scarf orders this week!

Scarf Orders and Colors

          Last week while walking around running errands, I wore my colorful “Sunset” scarf and brought my color samples and was able to show my work to a few people.  There were some very nice people who loved my scarf.  That week, I got 5 orders for custom made scarves!!!!  When I deliver the scarves my clients love them and I have even gotten a reorder from one happy customer.  I am feeling very encouraged.  I have ordered pretty bags and boxes and tissue paper to wrap the elegant scarves in when I present them, to match how amazing and precious they are!
          While creating these colorful and cloud soft creations, my heart sings.  I am blissing out as I work.  This “work” feels like play!  And, yes, I still need to be profitable, but I can enjoy it can’t I?  Plus, the feeling I have making the scarves must also affect how the scarves feel to my client!
          My daughter Melissa is helping me navigate my way through the technical side of blogging and so forth, though she is an artist herself.  She has had a lot of experience in web design, as she used to be a professional wedding photographer, but now she is following her heart and has begin oil painting.  I will benefit from her expertise, and soon she and I will produce something wonderful for my fledgling little business.
          These photos are of some of the color combinations I base my designs on, and then I add in more of the individual colors in the blends to make the design my own.  The white streaks are strands of silk that shine and make the whole scarf look so elegant.  These are the colors mixes I am using as basis for the scarves, then we can add some specific matching colors to create something unique. 

See all these gorgeous colors!!!  The time I spend ordering colors in the gorgeous merino wool and silk makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop!

   

 “Ocean”         

“Vanilla”

“Pomegranate”

“Sunset”

“Saffron”

“Woodland”

“Spice”


                                                                              


“Sorbet”


“Cinnamon”

I'm so excited! I got 5 scarf orders this week!

Scarf Orders and Colors

          Last week while walking around running errands, I wore my colorful “Sunset” scarf and brought my color samples and was able to show my work to a few people.  There were some very nice people who loved my scarf.  That week, I got 5 orders for custom made scarves!!!!  When I deliver the scarves my clients love them and I have even gotten a reorder from one happy customer.  I am feeling very encouraged.  I have ordered pretty bags and boxes and tissue paper to wrap the elegant scarves in when I present them, to match how amazing and precious they are!
          While creating these colorful and cloud soft creations, my heart sings.  I am blissing out as I work.  This “work” feels like play!  And, yes, I still need to be profitable, but I can enjoy it can’t I?  Plus, the feeling I have making the scarves must also affect how the scarves feel to my client!
          My daughter Melissa is helping me navigate my way through the technical side of blogging and so forth, though she is an artist herself.  She has had a lot of experience in web design, as she used to be a professional wedding photographer, but now she is following her heart and has begin oil painting.  I will benefit from her expertise, and soon she and I will produce something wonderful for my fledgling little business.
          These photos are of some of the color combinations I base my designs on, and then I add in more of the individual colors in the blends to make the design my own.  The white streaks are strands of silk that shine and make the whole scarf look so elegant.  These are the colors mixes I am using as basis for the scarves, then we can add some specific matching colors to create something unique. 

See all these gorgeous colors!!!  The time I spend ordering colors in the gorgeous merino wool and silk makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop!

   

 “Ocean”         

“Vanilla”

“Pomegranate”

“Sunset”

“Saffron”

“Woodland”

“Spice”


                                                                              


“Sorbet”


“Cinnamon”