Friday, September 24, 2010


It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round!
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This month, we talk about our favourite colours and how they come into our work.

My favourite colours are raspberry and teal, but in natural stones, they are very very, VERY rare lol!!! So I like to work with all colours, I don’t really have a favourite, nor do I follow the summer/spring etc. colour schemes.

I look in my stone stash every day (I have several boxes like this one above) and there is always a stone that jumps at me, and most of the time it’s colour is related to the mood I’m in, the weather outside (well, mostly how strong the sun is outside lol), what I am wearing etc…

At the moment I am making a lot a little pendants, so I dive in every box and leave no stone unturned, as it were lol, to pick a couple of stones to work on that day.

In general, the deeper or stronger the colour, the more I am drawn to it.

I also always give my creations a name, and a lot of the time, it is in direct relation to the colour of the stones I have used, like below “Iris and Whipped Cream”, “Seafoam”, “Blackcurrant” or “Ice Drop”.

Also sometime, the colour of the stone gives me a feeling or an (often warped!) emotion, and the name comes from that, like “The Vampire’s Fiancee”, “Creek”, “Desert Rose” or “Gothika”.

Matched them yet? =D

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Florcita said...

beautiful examples. I agree, the colour one chooses does get affected by the mood we are in. colours also are perceived differently depending on the amount of light they get... up here, where the sun is a stranger, it seems that one iether needs to inject a lot of colour to make life more vibrant... or everything mutates with the environment and turns brownish, grey....

meherio68 said...

What about a basket of garnets, sprinkled with a few prehnites, of course. The latest being a recent discovery of mine...
Love your deep reds, of course.
Please don't show off too much about the nuances of heat and sunshine you get, OK. It's autumn here, in the real world. Humph.

ArtMind said...

I hardly ever work with color when I'm claying but I'm always happy to glaze as I get to work with lots of colors. I agree: it affects your mood.

Ruth said...

Your work always seems to stimulate my taste buds - lots of juicy fruity colours.... Bring on more raspberry stones!

Lily Pang said...

I look at the stones in the box and they look so ordinary. But the your turn them into rear beauties magically. They are really wonderful creations!

All the colors are special.