Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Blues: A Year of Color

I've signed up for A Year of Color -- a wonderful, year-long exploration of color, full of inspiration, projects, photography. You can learn more about it here.

January's theme colors are blue and white.

First step for me is to set up an inspiration corner. I've gathered some objects together, finding some wonderful shades of blue to set against snowy or pearly white.

I guess it's a sewing or textiles corner. Don't remember where I got these French bobbins.

But I remember well the garage sale where I found this little homespun, homemade doll coat. Two sisters run a sale from their garage twice a year and when I see their sign, a block from the library, I get so excited. I know I'll find some treasures there. Sigh. In the midst of the longest month of winter I really miss my favorite garage sales.

Onward to step two: Next for me will be doing some projects inspired by the blue and white theme. I sewed this batik bag last summer. The blues are so saturated -- just wonderful! Like living in the ocean.
And in this long winter month, it's also good to be inspired by the promise of spring.
Blue + White.


so NOT cool said...

Oooh, I have to admit ... I am SO intrigued by A Year Of Color. I just might sign up.

By the way, your array of photos are lovely.

Nancy Jo said...

So Katie, great pictures. Gotta love blue. I will be watching to see what you learn or do along the way. I might learn something.
Nancy Jo

LiLi M. said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog. That's what one world one heart is all about, to get to know 'new' people. The gifts are not bad either ;-) I like your blue photos of the blog and I'm going to scroll a little further. Nice to meet you, please come visit me as often as you like!

Ps I noticed somewhere in your previous posts dutch word of the day is sneeuw, are you dutch too?

Emily said...

these images are so beautiful. just found your site via Mary Jane's farm. excited to look around more -

love, Emily

maryboys said...

love your blue posts, katie:)

ArtsyMama said...

Such pretty photos. I also miss garage sales. We still have some estate sales here in the winter to satisfy my cravings:) The doll jacket is wonderful. Love the walk through your creative process. Thanks for sharing. You are right, that bag is like a dip in the cool ocean water. Gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Hi, Katie. Found your page via Lois. She's been telling me about it for a while, so I finally checked it out. Have it bookmarked and will check it out often.

Love what I see, especially your photos!

Merci-Notes said...

Ah, spring and all of it's gifts! I like your blues!
With Kindness,

Anonymous said...

Oh man I'm having spring fever up here in the chilly North and you make me miss yard sales, vegetable gardens and spring flowers! I came over via Mary Jane's Farm as well! :) lol

maryboys said...

this post is simply beautiful. i love it all - and especially the buttons and bobbins of thread:) i just went to publish this comment and see that i was here already through year of color! at least i'm consistent about loving this post;) mary