Monday, May 16, 2011

White Is A Color!

I live color. Yes, live. And I love color, too. If you've seen my handspun yarns, hooked rugs, or visited my home, you know what I mean. We do not have a plain wall in the house. Our current wall colors are cinnamon, moss, sharkskin gray, damask yellow, colonial blue, and I'm considering midnight blue for the entry way.

When I paint a room in my house, I consider lighting (natural and artifical) as well as the furniture and intended use of the room. But when it comes to my yarns and rughooking fabrics, anything goes. I love to contrast different colors, tones, hues, and values. Heck, I don't even really know what those terms mean, I'm the girl that almost flunked color theory in school. True! (Sorry, Josef Albers, I thought the class was going to be fun, but it was too much thinking about color and not doing!)

So you might be surprised to learn that I'm inspired by the color WHITE as well. Yes, white is a color. Or should I say colors. Walk into the paint department at the home improvement store and you will see at least 50 different whites.

White has texture, variations in warmth and coolness, weight, and movement:

White and red Indian Runner ducks in the cold, white snow.

This spring, I watched a white heron fishing in the water-filled road ditch near us.

White peonies

White bulbs on Egyptian walking onions.
The white muzzle of an old friend.

White Angora goat, Pierre.

Pierre's white mohair.

 Like I said, I live and love color, including white!

1 comment:

  1. Carole Curry-WarrenMay 16, 2011

    Love, love, love the colors in your house and the colors of your yarns! It is good to see Pierre again. Every mom knows there are many shades of white! Keep up the fine work.