I am taking part in one of those great big Instagram get-togethers – The 100 Day Project – where lots of people are using the tag #the100dayproject plus their own person 100 day tag (mine is #100daysofcuratedcolour). I was really keen to do a project based on colour – it’s so important to my work and something that always gives me tremendous pleasure when I get it right, whether in my outfit for the day, in my garden or with my sewing!
I believe that colour is a language, and when you’re learning a language, you need to practice every single day. So, for 100 days, I am selecting (mostly – they’re my rules after all!) crafting materials from my home or studio, curated according to a Design Seeds palette of colours, which I choose fairly randomly, or by taking inspiration from an object that I’d like to use that particular day. My hope is that every day I put together these groupings of objects based on colour, the neural pathways that ‘do colour’ (not a technical term) in my brain will be strengthened, and gradually it will become a language that I can speak more fluently. Perhaps, it’s such an important language to learn, I will try and carry on after my 100 day project has finished. Here’s the first week:
3/100: Sorry – frustratingly can’t find this palette…
The favourites (by Instagram likes) are day 6 and day 7. I am not at all surprised by number 7 being very popular, it’s so cheery and zingy, but I was very interested to see that those blues and greys did so well. Maybe it was the beautiful Liberty lawn touches that attracted people. My personal favourite is actually number 1! I love that combination of green, blue and pink, with dark touches, it’s just lovely. Which one is your favourite? I’d love to know!