Today my colours are the prettiest pastels in tones of chalky pink and plum. I love colour and I love prettiness and I also associate plum colours with Autumn time
Pretty ... pleasant in sight or other senses; pleasing by delicacy or grace
All credit goes to the wonderful and talented artists and photographers whose work is included here. Please click on the links to go to the artists' work
1. Flight2 2. Old Sewing Box 3. Inspired by Heather 4. 02 Collage start detail 5. Sara 6. NG351 - detail 7. When Atlantis fell 8. Judge it from the inside 9. Locavore 10. Pomegranate 11. MIXED MEDIA FABRIC ASSEMBLAGE ON WOOD PANEL Detail 12. Velvet brooch heart 13. Spinning 010
This is the mosaic I made for Mosaic Monday. I didn't get time to post it here on Monday as I've been away visiting family
The colours in the mosaic were inspired by piles of colour I have around me at the moment. I didn't go looking for these colours, I just noticed that unconsciously I was putting things to one side and that all the things looked nice together
The background pattern is a paper gift bag, pale taupe chiffon from Kirsty, pink raffia from Connie, sketchbook pages and tissue paper I painted. On top I arranged peeling tree bark and dried flower heads
Detail of dried flower heads
I arranged a strip of torn painted paper with pinky purple leaves, a dried pressed hebe flower, dried seed pods and a piece of red onion skin which I saved from my dyeing experiments
Dried pressed hebe
A small bundle of gorgeous Stef Francis threads in pink, gold, heather, plum and earth tones
I called my post today after these artists' soft pastels I bought recently. I chose them for the soft, gentle earthy tones of grey, palest grey with a hint of pink in it and pale damson. I love these tones. I photographed them with one of my moo cards of "Copper Leaves" so you can get an idea of the tones
This wonderful stitched postcard was a gift from Gunnel. It's so pretty and elegant. It combines all my favourite vintage tones of red, pink and plum. More about my lovely gifts from Gunnel in another post soon ...
Finally, this is one of my arrangements called "Rowanberry Jelly" which I made a few weeks ago. The drying hydrangeas were the loveliest dark burgundy red/plum with vintage touches
I've got just a couple more posts planned showing colour arrangements then I'm back to showing textile work and inspiration again. I have enjoyed looking closely at colour. Colour informs my work a lot, as well as texture and theme
I hope you may have been just a little inspired by the colour arrangements over the last couple of weeks ...