Saturday, January 19, 2013

are you color starved too?

 we've had a lot of fog this last week
it just washes the color out of everything

and I find myself color starved
this ball of yarn is like a great big vitamin pill of color

(warm woolen socks in process)
it reminds me of that Deathcab for Cutie song Lack of Color:

if you feel discouraged that there's a lack of color here
please don't worry - it's really bursting at the seams
absorbing everything - the spectrum's A to Z

and coincidentally enough, those guys (DCFC) are from around here
so they knew what they were talking about when they wrote that song

what are you doing for your daily dose of color?
I know Corinne is elbow deep in paint
Patty's playing with beeswax
Dawn and Tammy are crocheting up a storm
Sharon is rediscovering her beautiful bead collection
Becca has her camera
Kim has her lovely stones and journal
Lynn has illustrated a book

... I am surrounded by encouragement and inspiration ...

x o x o 


Yvonne said...

I love color too! We are painting the interior of our house, all kinds of wonderful colors.....tomato bisque, apache clay, grey expose, honeysuckle beige (a yellow), canyon earth,dusky hyacinth,and wetlands (a green). Wonderful names and wonderful fun colors. They are all in a color family and when I look from one room to the next, it makes me smile.
Hope your fog lifts soon. We are up in the 70's most days with foggy mornings.

Gayle Price said...

Hi Kim, I hope you have had a lovely Christmas and that the New Year is off to a good start for you. I've been travelling and am now back home with reliable internet at last. I know exactly what you mean about "lack of colour"....December in Europe was very grey, something I'm not used to, but our summer heat can bleach out the colour in every thing too, although we are still left with a blue sky, unlike Europe where it seems absolutely every thing is just grey. I do love your "misty" photo tho, mist creates such a lovely "softness".Love the colour you've chosen for the socks, rich and regal. xx

Ms. said...

surrounded by colorful things, from embroidery, to Tibetan prayer flag, and no matter what the fickle weather throws, there's color in my mind's eye, color in my memories. I wear red, stay in bed imagining the vistas of this wide, wide world, listen to colorful music, eat apples, beets and carrots, fling colorful words and strokes in pencil, pen, or brush across a ragged page, and so abide, content within my days.

Anonymous said...

I love your big ball of color -- raspberry wool -- good enough to eat. How many shades of white can you paint? Enjoy your knitting and don't forget to show us the socks when they are done. xox

DAWN said...

Awe honey, I feel for YOU. You are getting what we had for, gulp, 11 days in a row! ahhhh, I didn't want to scare you and I am sure yours won't last that long. We finally have had 2 day of pure blue skies! and have about 3 more in store before the cloud cover makes its way back. I have soaking it UP for sure.
That ball reminds me of a plump raspberry, yum! may your days be colorful and bright, even if you have to make it up as you go along ;-)

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, yes, Kim, I have been really aware of the lack of bright color the last little while. I am dreaming of green...I bought myself a bunch of tulips, orange with yellow tips, with the groceries this week. What a gift !
And my rainbow of embroidery floss does make me smile.
Stay bright !
Happy Sunday !

Lynda Howells said...

Everything around here is white with snow and so this afternoon l paint a sun! x

Halle said...

Love the sock color! One day I'll get the skills to make socks. :)
We have lots of sun here...but it's only 4°F. BBRRRR!!! I think I'd take the fog. :)

She Who Doodles said...

The frost was so pretty this morning. We didn't see the sun for long today.

Caterina Giglio said...

YES... MI is quite grey in winter... I pray for sun just to take photos! love that DCFC song... turning all the lights on in the house or my studio seems to help!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that ball of yarn--such a gorgeous shade. And yes, I'm big-time color starved--I need to go pull out some colorful fabric and make something/anything with it!

Unknown said...

Yes! You diagnosed what I'm suffering from! I hate my phone's camera for that reason-- all of the photos come out "blue" and somber. Today I tried retouching photos for my post on a "new" editing program my daughter loaded on my computer. Things are a little brighter, but could be better. I don't want to OVER compensate and make my photos look too saturated.

Off to find something colorful to cheer me...

LaceLady said...

Love the "rime" frost/ice photos! bright embroidery on knitted/felted slippers ~ our fog is beautiful, and oh so cold!