Color That We Don’t Always See

The colors that we saw on vacation were spectacular.  I know the colors around us all the time are probably equally as beautiful, but I seem to get sensitized to them and don’t notice them.  At Callaway they were omnipresent and I was so struck by them a couple of times that I stopped to sketch or note color combinations I wanted to use in collage pieces or for dyeing later on. 

I found that the few pieces I did while we were there were influenced by the colors around me.  I worked in bolder colors, and used more red, a color I generally don’t focus on, or at least not starting out, but I found myself choosing red over and over while working after the children had gone to bed at night.

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There was one specific spot on the lake where the colors were so beautiful — the sparkling water touched the shore that was mostly evergreen, but had touches of pink laurel and some purpley-blue flowers i didn’t know the names of.  I was so awestruck by the way it made me feel to sit there and look at the reflection coming off of the water.  I’ve done a couple of text mixes today and am going to try and represent those colors on some yarn, maybe even for a sweater for myself, later on this week.

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