I have always known that color was important to me, but it wasn't until relatively recently that I realized that it was such a sticking point about my work... not to me, because it always has been, but to other people. I've had several conversations with random guys who don't say anything about the designs, all they see is to color. Which in and of itself is interesting to think about, but that my color is the discriminating thing about my work to them, and that has me thinking that it's not just me who's into my color work.
Did you know if I went and worked for some one it would probably be in H. Wood, and it would probably be as a colorist for a cartoon? or an animation company? true story. And then they would hear how silly my voice is and my life long dream of doing voice work would come true. Also, true story.
Since last week I had been working on the fabric bundles. We'll just say that it was quite the task. But interestingly enough it gave me a really personal overview of my little canon of work. It pointed out to me that I really like orange, peach and barbie pink. It also pointed out that I am missing some greens, and it showed me that I need to work on adding some neutrals.
I then I realized that a lot of the missing pieces to this spectrum are present in Hello Pilgrim. Minty greens, Magentas, more deep blues, and lots of neutrals! AND pinks that aren't necessarily barbie pink. I then remembered that that was how I designed it, and what I designed it for, to fill in some of these spaces.
I don't know how everyone designs, or how they choose their colors, but for me it is continuous. I want to to keep filling and wedging new color into this brilliant little rainbow. I don't know if you are collecting my fabric, or keeping some pieces of it, or just looking at it... you can really do whatever you'd like with it, but just know that every piece I add to my personal catalog is to stretch this color bridge a little farther.
I love color. I love using color. I love talking about color, and I love sharing color. etc etc etc.