It is rare that I sit down to blog mid-afternoon, but I am taking a break. It is also rare that I am home all day, spending time in my sewing room at the semi-cleaned off cut/iron table. This is no great sacrifice, since it rained for part of the day and is quite humid again.
I spent the day tweaking/fine-tuning/revising/revamping/redesigning my color wheel-less class, Fearless Color. Still not done, but it did give me the opportunity to fondle/feel/organize/play with a whole bunch of 5" squares of solid colors. Ahhh....
I also cut some skinny strips of neutrals, just for a change. Each packet of squares has 1 each of ROYGBV. But here's the challenge: since we are thinking in color families instead of color wheels, there is variation not only in value (light-dark just in case you've been on another planet) and in how pure or greyed-down a color is.
Lots of people are interested in taking a color class, but everyone's needs and experience are different. Because I work on a purely intuitive level I have never had trouble with color choices. But as long as I am revising/revamping etc. this class, I would really be interested in what stumps you about color choices (if anything) and what your dream class on color would include. Of course, there's not a lot we can do in a one-day class (which seems to be what most guilds want, sadly enough) - but as I edit the longer class, I'd love to have your input.
In the meantime, I have accumulated a huge bag of strips of various sizes and OMG, have to use/give away/ some of these before I do another thing. This is only ONE bag. don't ask about the bins and boxes.
Rosh Hashanah is coming up right after Labor Day: maybe I should think about starting the New Year with a relatively clean slate. We'll see.
Finally, this sign was in the rest room in Greenwich Village's Caffé Reggio last weekend.
Meant to post it on wordless Wednesday but forgot I had taken the picture. HUH?? I'd like to know what they had in mind.
Ok - that's it for now. Feel free to comment about what you'd like in a color class -- I'd love to hear it.