Monday, October 15, 2007

Colour Inspiration

Greetings all! We have landed at our new place so phase one of our move is complete. We will be doing phase two, wherein we move upstairs here in about 3 weeks or so. Crazy, I know, but worth it when we consider the space and the fact that I will have a new studio. I can't wait!

Yesterday I took a few brief moments for myself and ran down to the scrapbooking store to pick up some papers for my 12 Days of Xmas exchange gifts. While I was there, serendipity struck and I found the paper pictured above. I was so excited! I have been thinking about which colour to paint my new studio. Initially my first instinct was to paint it vintage aqua, which I love however two things made me decide against it. One is that all my accessories are barn red and I didn't think that particular shade and aqua would work together and the other is that I was afraid it would look too much like a child's nursery colour. Colour is a funny thing-done poorly it can look hideous. I had settled on painting it sage/basil green instead.

Anyway, when I spotted this paper, I was immediately drawn to it. The red in it is the exact shade that my accessories are and it proves that I can have aqua with this shade of red and have it look wonderful. I can also envision a room in this colour being very relaxing and peaceful, which is the feeling I am hoping to evoke in my studio. So I bought this piece of paper (Which is from Bohemia, by the way.) and I am going to take it to the paint store and say "I want this!" I cannot wait! I am also going to buy a small can of the red and paint around the wooden frame of my bulletin board and also a small table to tie everything together. I can already see in my mind's eye how this is going to look.

Getting back to our move, it was exhausting, but I am glad to be done this part. Now I just have to unearth the things I need for Friday's workshop presentation at the BCATA conference. I am looking forward to it. It will be nice to switch gears back to something artistic after 3 solid weeks of packing and cleaning. (Yuck!)

I have set up a temporary workspace. It's quite comical really. I have my teeny desk tucked at the foot of our bed in our bedroom, with just the barest necessities of supplies unpacked and set up there-enough to work towards the deadlines I have going right now. My computer is in another room at the other end of the house, which is a hardship because normally, it's right next to my desk. I play my Itunes through the computer while I work and check on email or generate small bits of things on the printer as needed. For now, I have to zip back and forth if I want or need to do anything. Oh well-more exercise for me! Soon it will all be housed in one dedicated space. I have visions of my guys slipping notes under the studio door, begging me to come out. LOL!

Okay, I'm off to delve into some art! I need a break from the boxes.


Anonymous said...

Oh, the move sounds exhausting to me! But at least you get a chance to do new things with your living space. I love, love the colors you selected for the studio. It will be awesome, no doubt.

Unknown said...

I love the color combination! And shades of blue are and grey are supposed to inspire creativity . . . I went for plain white on the walls of my studio (I, too, recently moved!) but there is a riot of color everywhere else in the house! :)