So – I’m nearly at the half way stage of my 100 Day Project on Instagram (#the100dayproject). Putting together my #100daysofcuratedcolour palettes has been a brilliant experience so far, but I am wondering about tweaking the idea for the next 50 days. I’d like to work some more with the palettes I’ve already created, but not sure what to do yet. We shall see! So here is this week’s collection of fabrics and haberdashery curated by colour palettes found on Design Seeds:
43/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Color Flora
44/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Color Flora
45/100: Design Seeds – Slow Living: Color Seasons
46/100: Design Seeds – Succulents: Succulent Hues
47/100: Design Seeds
48/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Inked Hues
49/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Color Dwell
44/100 won the popularity prize over on Instagram this week. My favourite is 46 – it’s so unusual. Would love to hear what you think. And if you have any ideas about tweaks to my project for the next 50 days, then I’d be so glad to hear them.
It’s colour time again! Making photos with colour, fabrics, threads, buttons and a few Sharpies thrown in for good measure… that’s what I’ve been doing every day for over 40 days now! I want to tell you that it’s really helping me understand colour, and how to use colours together more effectively. I hope it is, but I think it’s real value to me is as a reference library, as a starting point when inspiration is lacking, and a guide when I am trying to find the exact shade of blue for the exact shade of pink! I’m gradually uploading all the photos onto my Colour-Curated Pinterest board, if you think you’d benefit from them too.
36/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Melting Hues
37/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Hues
38/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Color Wander
39/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Air Hues
40/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Shore
41/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Melting Hues
42/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Tones
Can you guess the favourite this week? It was 36/100 with all those lovely lilacs, pinks and creams.. Personally my favourite is the last one. I love those subtle ice cream shades and I was really pleased that I realised that the best way to put the palette together was with just a touch of black. I have a fondness for 37 too, it’s so unusual.
I really hope you are enjoying the project (part of the #the100dayproject on Instagram) as much as I am. You can follow my updates day by day over on Instagram too at #100daysofcuratedcolour, if you want the day by day effect!
Doing a daily project like #The100DayProject (currently happening on Instagram) is that you realise how quickly the weeks rush away. It is the end of week 4 already and I have made 28 (actually 29, I just posted today’s) curated colour selections for my #100DaysofCuratedColour project. I am resisting the temptation to look up what the last day is!
There is an odd-palette-out this week -. On Saturday I heard a very sad and depressing story – friends of mine lives in a village which celebrates a festival at this time of year, and lots of the residents put flags out to celebrate. Two years ago, in response to the shootings at the Pulse nightclub, my friends put up a rainbow flag.. very sadly it was pulled down by some unpleasant human(s). This year the rainbow flag has gone up again, and been torn down again. As a very quick *first* response (there will be more..!), I made them a Rainbow Palette to cheer up their Facebook page. As my friend Rachel says, love always wins.
22/100: Design Seeds – Spring: Color Bloom
23/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Color Create
24/100: Design Seeds – Maker Hues: Color Craft
25/100: The Rainbow Palette for my friends
26/100: Design Seeds – Spring: Spring Hues
27/100: Design Seeds – Maker Hues: Paper Succulents
28/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Color Create
The favourite on Instagram by likes was 24/100, although 26/100 came an extremely close second (just 2 likes in it). Removing the Rainbow Palette from the equation, because that is obviously my favourite, my personal choice would be 27/100 – I love it – I feel I got the balance just right and that combination of olive shades with a pop of orange reminds me very much of my godmother’s home. I really enjoy the way that the palettes evoke memories and atmospheres for people, that’s one of the rewarding aspects of this project, and of sewing in general, of course. I notice that the really bright palettes are less popular – 23/100 didn’t get much love! It would be hard to work with I admit!
Which one do you like? If you want to see all of them so far, I am gradually putting them on my 100Days0fCuratedColour Board on Pinterest.