Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thoughts on Orange............
Never has been.
I don't even know why. I don't recall any horrible run in with the color orange, no terrible nightmares of being chased by oranges. I have no clue! (yeah, that would be nothing new would it?)
Even in my days as an art major I wasn't a fan of orange. Once when I went out to buy paint supplies for a printmaking class I came back to my dorm room only to realize that I had NOT gotten the orange I would need for the complete collection. My roommate called it a Freudian slip. See, we did pay attention in class!
I've been wearing my orange MS bracelet shown in this picture for most of this week. I'm wearing it in honor and support of Karen, or the Lady as I call her. Her beautiful blog is here http://www.leehaven.com/
So, since I've been wearing this orange bracelet I've been working on my mindset on orange and I decided it's probably wrong of me to dislike a color so much and call myself an artist. And yes, I do call myself an artist. Hello! 95.81% of us ARE artists so it's just silly to deny it.
Anyway, my aim in the near future is to do something in orange.
This is going to be difficult for me in more ways than one. I'd show you my orange stash, but there are two small problems. 1) I seem to have unformatted my digital picture card somehow, and 2) I have the smallest orange stash you can imagine. Espcecially if you can imagine two pieces both smaller than a fat quarter. I mean together they are still much smaller than a fat quarter.
I'm working on it, Well, I WILL work on it. In the meantime you can all send me a fat quarter of your favorite orange fabric! Oh well, I had to try didn't I?
What are your thoughts on color? Do you have a color that you just don't like? Have you ever made yourself use it on purpose? WHY???? ;-)