Thursday, April 30, 2009

Color My World- Stencils, Fibers, Paints

Yesterday, I was reminded how much I like color- bright, vibrant colors. A group of us helped a friend sew curtains and drapes for her historic home. The downstairs bedroom's warm marigold yellow and terra-cotta made me feel alive and full of energy- the colors of Mexico and India.

Earlier in the week, I completed a stenciled journal page too large to fit on my scanner. I appears in two parts here. I read another way to write haiku- one word, two words, a sentence, two words, one word.

sing, dawn joy, music comes on early morning breeze, different birdsong, listen
Sunday, I felted with Darlene and Sue and love the fiber colors.
Our Tuesday sketch group went to Monticello Antique Market. It poured down rain outside, but inside the watercolors caught my eye.
How is your world colored?

7 comments:

Dayle Doroshow said...

HI Paula, Loved your work pictured in this post- just beautful! And your approach to haiku!

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks, Dayle, for your comment. The new haiku approach came from Jill Badonsky's book The Awe-manac.

Jo Reimer said...

This is a lovely page, Paula. I can tell you're enjoying Mary Ann's class and now I'm wishing I'd signed up to do it, too.

Paula McNamee said...

Jo, Mary Ann is offering her online stencil class again this August. I appreciate your comments on my blog.

Robin Olsen said...

What a fun post! I love your stencil page. I'm with you on Mexican and Indian colors, but then sometimes I'm drawn to white-on-white for a little rest.

dollproject said...

Beautiful colors Paula! For some reason I often feel the need to create monochromatic things--but then I always end up inserting a range of colors as I am making them. I must enjoy lots of color as well :].

Paula McNamee said...

White can offer a needed rest for the eye. I was surprised how much I liked Malka Dubrawsky's article "Turn Down the Volume- quilt design with quiet fabrics" in the April/May issue of Quilting Arts. The splashes of color really stand out.