I've been thinking about color a lot lately.
We all have a tendency to gravitate towards certain colors, while
perhaps we avoid other colors... and we all probably have our reasons why, whether
we realize that reason or not.
A while back someone pointed out to me that the majority of my fabrics stem
from two main colors: green and shades of pink. After having considered it, I
came to the conclusion that there might be some truth in it. I really noticed
recently when I sorted my fabric stash by colors... and there it was staring me
back in the face!
My favorite color has always been green, even as a little girl. I never
went through the "pink is my favorite color, therefore EVERYTHING must be pink"
phase. When I think about green I think about life, spring, new, growth, nature, and think it's the one color that somehow makes everything complete.
Looking at the color wheel, perhaps I might make the natural gravitation unknowingly
to the complimentary color of green. Even though I embrace lots of colors, especially
bold colors, the two colors that I somehow seem to avoid are red and blue, especially in combination with each other...
and I'm not even really sure why. It's true that I see the repetitions over and
over again with my fabrics choices, but when I consider my clothing choices or
how I decorate my home, that is a completely different equation.
I once had someone tell me about people that can see color while
listening to music. (you can read about it here) It was an exciting thought to think about multiple senses
being connected in such a way. There are even some that claim that they can
taste, hear, and smell color. Wow, can you imagine experiencing
color with a sense other than sight?!?
Taking that into consideration, it's been fun for me to think of color
in a completely abstract way that perhaps the way we combine colors might even
be like a song. Each song is different, each song unique, and each song is our
own. Sometimes a favorite color combination might be like singing your favorite, old familiar
So what's your color song?
...slow but sure progress on my paper piecing project, but linking up to WIP Wednesday nonetheless.