100 Days of Curated Colour – Week 9

One hundred days of curated colour header

The colours have become rather burdensome over the last couple of weeks (there have been so many distractions, not least the lure of General Election chat/angst), but I am so determined to get to 100 that I have pretty much managed to keep up with the daily schedule. I am going to keep on with my colour boards and am hoping that the love comes back a bit, as I reach the final stretch. You can see all my collections on my Instagram feed with the tag #100daysofcuratedcolour, and you can also find them, very nicely presented on my Pinterest board – Curated Colours for Stitching Inspiration.

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 57/100 green pink peach lilac

57/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Currency

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 58/100 blue teal purple

58/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Frond

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 59/100 blue orange yellow lilac olive

59/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Color Wander

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 60/100 brown pink blue teal flax

60/100: Design Seeds – Maker Hues: Color Maker

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 61/100 peach pink cream

61/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Tones

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 62/100 green

62/100: Design Seeds – Succulents: Succulent Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 63/100 cream grey pink olive grey

63/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Tones

58, 61 and 63 all managed to make it into the 100s with Instagram likes, but 61, with those glorious peaches and cream shades, was the winner. I think that 63 is my favourite – I’d love to know yours.

The 100 Days Project

I’m all signed up to take part in The 100 Day Project – a free global art project which is running on Instagram right now. The idea is that you sign up to do a project for 100 days and post a pic on Instagram every day. Because I need a kick up the bum to make sure I take time for a bit of creative thinking every day, I thought I’d give it a go.

I love Mary Oliver’s poem The Journey, so was happy to see this!

I’ve been wanting to do some work on my understanding of colour for ages, but hadn’t found a way to do it that appealed. As soon as I saw the 100 Day Project posts popping up in my Instagram feed, I knew I wanted to do something with colour. But it needed to be something achievable, and NOT sewing!

So… introducing my project #100daysofcuratedcolour. My plan is to take a palette from Design Seeds every day, and quickly grab some pieces from my home/studio that work with the palette I’ve chosen. Here’s my first go, so you can get the idea – this is the palette I chose:

Market Hues | Fresh Hues from Design Seeds

And this is my first collection:

the100daysproject day 1

All these goodies were lying around my studio this morning. The thing that shouts out at me is that the pink fabric (Square Dance, by the ever-wonderful Denyse Schmidt – on of my favourite Useful and Beautiful prints of All Time ) is way too pink.. not that it doesn’t look great with the selection I’ve made, so I’ll live with that.

My plan is to keep all the photos and use them as inspiration for future projects… and I’m sure more will come of it than that. I am hoping it will be a bit like learning vocab when you are trying to get to grips with a different language – it first it will seem like lots of random images, but as I progress, structures and narratives will emerge. You can follow me on IG to see my daily posts, and I plan to post a weekly collection on here. Wish me luck!