Friday, 3 July 2015
Summer of Colo(u)r - week 4
Well, we're already on week 4 of the Summer of Colo(u)r, and Kristin set us a real challenge this week - 2 reds and a metallic. (If you have no idea what the Summer of Colo(u)r is, just click on the button in the sidebar.)
Now, red is my favourite colour, but it is very bold, so I use it sparingly. And when a challenge is set, I tend to be very strict with it - when the challenge is 2 reds and a metallic, I stick to that with only the addition of white and black, which I take as a given. So this page was made with the supplies shown above, and a gelli-plate.
When I made the gelli-print for the background, there seemed to be an awful lot of red on the page, so I collaged some paper circles on there and doodled the flowers. Some of them looked like seed-heads, and others seemed to be in flower and just going to seed. In line with my 'word of the year' - flourish - it made me think of all the different seasons and how we can flourish in each of them by taking advantage of what each has to offer.
Spring is the season of new growth, new starts.
Summer brings more mature growth and flowers - harbingers of possible fruit to come.
Autumn is a time of fruitfulness, the culmination of the previous seasons' growth. The harvest time.
Even winter, where things seem pretty dead - or at best deeply asleep - we can flourish. We can use the time to rest and take in reserves ready for the growth spurt of spring.