This month in The Painted Diaries daily art project is all about colour. I was so excited when I heard of this theme, especially as February can often seem to be a little dreary outside.
In preparation, I decided to do a major trawl through my stash and gather together piles and puddles of colour. I loved the way they looked in their little boxes:
It was interesting to see that I had quite a few scraps for some colours (the brights!) and almost nothing for others (the neutrals). I felt happy to make this colour diagnosis early so that I could be on the lookout throughout the month for the colours that are thin on the ground.
I decided to start with green because February is the very beginning of Spring (even though it might not always feel like it).
‘Periwinkle is a color in the blue and violet family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) which bears flowers of the same color. The color periwinkle is also called lavender blue. The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of blue or a “pastel blue”.’ (Wikipedia)
I always loved the name of the colour periwinkle. I wanted this whole page to be periwinkle. But I reckon the only true periwinkle is the middle square on the far left!
I have been enjoying this colour theme tremendously. It feels so therapeutic to glue scraps of colour onto the page and strangely calming to sit and look at the pages once they are done. I feel refreshed by the greens and calmed by the blues.
I have learned that I don’t always know what colour I am looking at. When I had a second look at some of the pieces of paper I had sorted, I realised they were not the colours I thought they were. The purple was really a pink, the turquoise was really a blue, and the blue was really a purple!
Over the next few days I look forward to shifting into some warm and vibrant reds and oranges. Stay tuned!