Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Studying the Blues

When I get in a creative rut, my first instinct is to sort through the "grab bags"--

You see, I separate my scraps and painted papers into Ziploc baggies according to color. I randomly choose a bag and begin to paw through. By the time I'm done, I'm an admirer of that particular color, and the color suggests a mood.

This week, I chose the blue bag. I found myself drawn to the aqua and turquoise scraps. One of those scraps had the tiniest bit of hot pink. That pop of color suggested a second and third color I could pair with the aqua and turquoise.


  1. I love every single one of the pieces you have created. They are all so different and yet unified because of your attention to colour. Thank you for sharing that initial step in the creative process. Sorting my scraps and ephemera into colour coded files and bags is on my To Do list (or one of my To Do lists as I have several) so now I see your work I can trust that will be time well spent. Thanks for another inspirational blog post.

    1. Thank you for being so supportive. I really look forward to your blog posts, with their creative inspiration and their glimpse into family life and the marriage of cultures. :)