I’ve had some busy times over the last couple of weeks (of which more another time!) but I am still just about managing to keep up with my 100 Day Project on Instagram (#the100dayproject) – although sadly my plans to do something a little bit different for the second 50 days have had to be shelved for now.
I did some of the tricky ones that I had been avoiding this week – the ones that are a real mix of colours, like 51 and 55 in this selection, are the hardest to do because there’s very little margin for error, and you have to get the colours exactly right or they are less likely to work with each other. The ones that are tones/hues of just one or two colours are much easier. I thought 56 would be hardest because I didn’t think I had that many pale browns/creams/pale blues I had in my collection, but actually it was very easy to put together, and was the most popular choice on IG with 102 likes, closely followed by 53/100 with 94 likes. The least popular this week (I’ve decided to name and shame!) was 51/100 – that was rather a surprise to me, I thought it would be one of the more popular choices.
What are your thoughts this week? Do you like the soft calming shades of 56/100 too?
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:
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.
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!