I'm usually quite good with color - sometimes I even amaze myself with my color memory. There have been times when I've had to buy some yarn, fabric, or beads to match the color of something that I had at home. In my mind, I conjured up the color of that something, and was able to purchase exactly the right color that I was looking for. Ah, but then there are those occasions when I have some sort of brain fart... it doesn't happen very often - at least not regarding color - but when it does, I just want to scream! My latest vessel is a perfect example of this. And the lousy thing about this incident is that I didn't even have to rely on memory - all of the objects were right there in front of me.
In my last post, I talked about one of the new projects I was planning - a galaxy-related vessel that was inspired by a star button that I have, made by Lisa Peters. I made the vessel Friday night, and I just love the way that it came out. But what on earth was I thinking? When I put the star up to the vessel, the colors were SO WRONG! The star is a nice bright warm silvery pewter color. The fibers I chose were crisp cold blues, purples, and black. The warm and the cold just don't play nicely together. Here's my finished vessel, which now needs a new focal piece.
It just so happens that I have a lovely pendant, also by Lisa Peters, that does match the new vessel. And I've already chosen the correct fiber colors for the star vessel. Perhaps tonight I'll create it - then I'll have two new vessels to embellish for my Etsy shop.
But today is a torch day for me - such a luxury! As soon as lunch is over, I'll head out to the glass lab to make some long-awaited beads. And you, my friends, go have yourselves a happy and creative day!