Here’s a little color inspiration of the warm and snuggly variety…
When I sit down to watch a little tv in the evenings, I like to crochet. The afghan in the photo is my current project. The great thing about crocheting an afghan is that it keeps me warm while I’m working on it. I’ll be sure to show you what it looks like when it’s all finished.
I’ve been wanting to get a page set up with all the color palettes from the Color Palette A Week challenge I did a couple of years ago. Well, needless to say, I haven’t gotten that done yet, but it has inspired me to do some color palettes again in a less formal way for your inspiration. With Independence Day coming up here in the States, what better way to kick it off than with a red, white and blue color palette.
Color Palette #1 – Independence
Independence color palette with rustic shades of red, off white and blue.
I’ve been a busy little bee this past month. The theme for this year is color, creativity and design. At the beginning of the year, I changed the title of the newsletter to color, creativity and design to reflect this. Now on to phase two, which is…
Color.Creativity.Design is yearly membership site dedicated to giving you tools and information to help keep your creativity flowing or help you get unstuck during those times when your Muse is on vacation.
A yearly membership includes:
Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 color recipe ebooks for Premo, FIMO Classic and Kato. 4 inspirational photo/color palettes with recipes for Premo, FIMO Classic and Kato, 6 sets of 10 Deal-A-Muse cards, 2 all new tutorials, a 3 week color mixing e-course, plus surprise bonuses. On the 1st of each month one or more new product(s) will become available for download to all members. These products will be published to this membership site before they are available to the general public and some will be exclusive “members only” items.
Click here or the image above for all the juicy details. Don’t miss out! Membership is open for enrollment now through May 1st. After that you will have to wait 3 months for the next enrollment period.
What if this isn’t for me, can I still buy the color recipe ebooks separately? Yes, the color recipe ebooks will still be sold individually, but won’t be available until a week after they have been published to the membership site.
March’s Monthly Muse is all things floral. Big or small, bright or pastel, realistic or abstract, anything goes.
Not sure what the Monthly Muse is. Each month I will be your Muse by providing an inspiration challenge. The idea is to step outside your comfort zone, try something new and have fun. This group is open to all artistic mediums.
Playing along is easy…you can join in any time throughout the year. Upload your photos to Flickr, add them to the Monthly Muse Flickr group and tag them with the corresponding monthly tag. For example this month’s inspiration will have the tag MM3.
February’s Monthly Muse inspiration is all about tribal prints in neutral colors like black, white and tan (Nomad). If you’re feeling bold… try adding a pop of color, like Tangerine Tango or Deep Orchid. Or add rich gold for a luxurious look.
I did manage to find a little time to make something for January’s Monthly Muse inspiration…
I’ve been hard at work on the color mixes for the Kato Spring 2012 polymer clay color recipe ebook and hope to have it ready to go soon. Next on the agenda is working on taxes and cleaning my studio. It’s amazing how quickly the mess gets out of hand. What are your plans for the month of February? Anyone working on something new and exciting?
We have a new monthly inspiration project and a new granddaughter to start the new year. We welcomed our granddaughter, Layla Marie, into the world on January 4th. She shares a birthday with her big brother. Not sure how well either of them will like that as they get older.
While mommy and baby were at the hospital, we had our two year old grandson. I forget how much energy a two year old has…wore me out. Yesterday we had his slightly delayed birthday party.
Now on to the new monthly inspiration project…
The Muses from Greek mythology are the goddesses who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. Each month I will be your Muse by providing an inspiration challenge. The idea is to step outside your comfort zone, try something new and have fun. This group is open to all artistic mediums.
Playing along is easy…you can join in any time throughout the year. Upload your photos to Flickr, add them to the Monthly Muse Flickr group and tag them with the corresponding monthly tag. For example the first monthly inspiration will have the tag MM1.
This brings to a close the color palette a week. I hope you have enjoyed the color palettes. You can always go back and hit some of the color palettes you missed or revisit some of your favorites. You can find all 52 color palettes here.
I’ve been thinking about a monthly inspiration project for 2012, so stay tuned…..