January 12, 2007

As I was reading my friend Elizabet's blog tonight, I came across her post on Project Spectrum. I went to the blog and read Lolly's description of it. It sounds like something that will help me a great deal. I don't think I have a lot of "color" mixing sense. I think this exploration of color will allow me to make better and more cohesive choices when putting together my blocks.

Here is what Lolly has to say about Project Spectrum:

Colors inspire. Colors elicit deep emotions and memories. Colors symbolize life events and the changing of the seasons. We surround ourselves with color - in our homes, in our gardens, and even on our dinner plate.The idea of Project Spectrum is simply a celebration of the colors around us, and taking the time to notice them. Participants can dye, crochet, weave, decoupage, spin, build, stitch, knit, paint, scrapbook, construct, sew, quilt, cook, grow, collage, photograph, bake, or bead items in that color group (of course all arts and crafts that I missed are totally welcome as well!).
It is really about expressing yourself creatively - making something beautiful, and creating something unique with your hands. It is also about thinking outside of the box - perhaps taking up a new hobby, or a long neglected one, or finally dabbling in design.
You can choose to make one thing out of the designated color(s) in the two-month span - or twenty things! This is a no-pressure project. You can simply make a photo essay - you carry around your camera with you and post pictures of the color objects you see throughout your daily travels.
Projects can be big or small - whether you plan to tile your kitchen or photograph a blooming tree in your backyard - it is not a race, it is just about sharing your creative work to inspire others and express your spirit!

After seeing your suggestions, and mulling it over a bit on my own, I have come up with the list for this year's Project Spectrum. Starting this February - as in FOUR WEEKS from today! - we will embark on another exploration of the color wheel. This time, there will be more "wiggle room"; with each two month span there will be THREE colors or groups. This means that you can choose one of the colors and immerse yourself in it for two whole months, or you can use all three in your creative process.

February / March Blue, White, Gray
April / May Green, Yellow, Pink
June / July Red, Black, Metallics
August / September Brown, Orange, Purple

The color triads were picked randomly and fell in this nice little order. Three colors a month gives all of us more latitude and more room to explore.
It sounds very interesting and insightful to me.

1 comment:

Elizabet said...

Glad I could help? How you doing sweetie?