Friday, August 12, 2011

Experimenting with color...

I have a Facebook friend who has asked me to create several collaged picture frames for her. One of the frames I am making is for a 40 year old man. This has caused me to think outside of my box when it comes to color; my muses are five and seven year old girls! I have completed the frame (I will show pictures of all those frames after I have given them to my friend) but I realized that I really enjoyed working outside my normal color schemes...



I created a frame that used some of my go to colors (pinks and purples) but also experimented with colors that I don't normally use...



I consulted my color wheel a bit and then just started to experiment. Here is what I came up with.



What was so wonderful about making this piece was that once I started - I was too excited to stop. I completed this in about two days! The quote helped as well - it just speaks to me. What sparks your muse?








2 comments:

Suzanne said...

Love it! and it sounds like you had a great time creating it. I love it when a piece just "comes together", it really helps with the creative process! Great job, can't wait to see the new ones you are working on.

manyslices said...

I love that...did you come up with that quote yourself? Really cool. It seems you have some demand for your frames huh? That's great...they really are very lovely and unique. You still thinking Etsy? We have 2 more weeks of summer around here with school starting the Wednesday after Labor Day. Lately I have been inspired by cool used clothes and linens, and of course my girls.
Cheers,
Leah