Mother Nature’s Palette

April 5th

I came out of the grocery store last night to find the sun setting in a brilliant array of firey colors.

sunset, cropped
sunset, orange and purple

I’ve found myself in an artsy rut as of late. I’m sewing the same things over and over again (See my aprons, for an example.) I’ve knit the one skein wonder pattern enough times that nearly all my girlfriends now have a dusty knitted ball at the bottom of their bra drawer that is far too small to wear. I baked four dozen chocolate chip cookies last night. Why? Because it was easy. Because I didn’t have to think about it.
Bah! Time to shake things up and get more creative. This sunset reminds me that my best source of inspiration is mother nature. I would never think to pair pale sky blue with bright pink, soft purple and firey orange — and yet, do these color combinations come in any more beautiful form?
CAOK is coming to an end. I’ve got the last few packages on my kitchen table, waiting to be mailed out on Friday. Then I’m got a few new art projects in mind. Ones to make me think. Ones to keep me learning new techniques and seeing color and texture in a new way. Photo cards, new handbag patterns, finishing that sweater for my grandmother, wedding quilts for girlfriends…


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8 Responses

  1. Gorgeous photos — the last one looks like a painting. I think the wedding quilt idea is great-the one my sister gave us for our wedding is a treasured gift.

  2. Mmmmm… cookies.

    What a beautiful sky! I agree with Finny about the last picture. Wow.

  3. Sarah HB April 5, 2006

    Pretty photos.

  4. The photos look so peaceful! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. sooooooooooooo lovely.

  6. Lookin’ good over here! I love all the little bunnies!! So cute!

  7. If you’re finding yourself in a rut creatively, at least you finding some inspirational photos. These are beauties.

  8. So beautiful! Looking forward to seeing your new crafty creations…