For the last two phases of Project Spectrum 3, I've gone through my art supplies and pulled out everything that fell within the color triad. I keep the supplies in jars and bowls at my artmaking end of the kitchen counter, just sitting there for inspiration. I didn't do that with air. I knew there wouldn't be much to gather besides white paper and gray graphite pencils. The only yellows I have came in sets, like the watercolors above. I started doodling with the waterbrush a couple of nights ago, just to see what it was like to purposely choose to use yellow.
Yellow has always been my least favorite color. Or maybe orange is. I'm not sure. While the warmth of yellow (amber) and orange (citrus) scents are among my favorites, I'd rather not look at the colors too much. The house we are living in now has some yellow and orange walls, carefully planned and painted by the owner, who lived here before she rented it to us. Still in love with her first house, she asked us not to repaint for the first year. I learned to live with the colors, and in the winter to kind of like them. Going into our third year here and given the go-ahead to repaint if we wish, I'm having trouble choosing new colors.
Two knitting patterns I have been looking at recently were knit in earthy yellow ochre colors by the designers, and I'm having trouble choosing alternative colors for myself. They both seem perfect as they are!
On the left is Hew, by Canary Sanctuary, and on the right is Chrysalis, by Melinda Hunt for Sanguine Gryphon. Two more projects to contemplate and add to my long queue! I never thought I'd actually want to buy yellow yarn, but these make me want to.
I'm still working on Snow White and the lace camisole, slowly but surely. I have an event I'd like the cami finished for, so I do have a self-imposed deadline. We'll see - if you've read here much you probably realize that I'm not very good at focusing on one thing for long. There are just SO MANY things I want to do!