Friday, January 15, 2010

Journal Progress and Friday Favorites

Ah yes, it's Friday again - already!!  I did manage to make a bit of progress on my January journal page for the Bead Journal Project.  These are the colors I've chosen for the vessel.  I mean, hey, it's January.  And rumor has it that we're going to get smacked with 4 major storms over the next several days .  These colors look pretty stormy to me.

And here's the first layer of fiber.

As I build the layers, I'll blend the lines between the colors a bit so that they aren't quite as distinct.  It will be a bit challenging because I'm using different types of fibers.  Some colors are Merino wool, another is Harrisville fleece, and another is Columbia/Lincoln.  I can't wait to see how this one turns out!

And since it's Friday, I consulted Google's little "Random Color Scheme" that appears at the bottom of my posts and found some Etsy items that I just love!  Today's color scheme is called "spruce blue", and under that is a group of items I found that fit into that scheme.  The shop names correspond to the pictures from left to right.  Enjoy your shopping trip!

1.  Sand Fibers
2.  Do-Rah! Designs

3.  Artisan Clay
4.  Lucky Lather Soaps

5.  Joolz by Lisa
6.  The Millinery Shop

7.  JMN Pottery
8.  lisa peters ART

9.  frank IDEAS
10. house of beci

Here are some pieces that I've done that have some hints of that color scheme.  Perhaps the next color scheme that comes up on the little color inspiration gadget will send me off in a direction I haven't pursued yet.

Now it's time for me to get a start on my other Friday activities.  And it's time for you to go have a happy and creative day!


debi said...

Thank you for including my handbag!

Carol Dean Sharpe said...

Wow! What a great idea to built a blog post around :) Thank you so much for including my work in your selections!

Artisan Clay said...

Wow! This is beautiful Shirley! Thanks for including my pendant!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

My pleasure Debi, Carol, and Kristie! I love color, and I love handmade work like what you folks do.

rosebud101 said...

Shirley, I can hardly wait to see that new vessel. I love the vessels!

Lisa Peters Russ said...

thank u for including my little porcelain hearts.. I love that color thingie.. so cool! great tool to have!

and BTW.. your work is amazing..

feltedfibers said...

looking forward to seeing your new vessel

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thank you Mallory and Lisa! The vessel is coming along, I started beading it last night. I have a somewhat ambitious design in mind - hopefully I'll finish it by the end of the month!

frankideas said...

love your use of colour! thanks for including my necklace. Sorry for taking so long to comment- your convo on etsy just appeared! (frankideas)

Amisha said...

Loving all your beads! Glad I found you!

Fascia Berlin said...

Love the idea of color posts! You're always an inspiration! I'm following you now.

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