3/03/2009

Color Inspirations and Color Quiz



I thought it was time to shake things up a bit and bring some color back into the blog. If you haven't noticed I love bold color choices and mixing things together in unique ways. I spent some time going through my favorites on Etsy this cold morning looking for vibrant color pairings and I thought I would share. I am in love with the Art Quilt Wallhanging Stitched up by Spiralsun65. It was just the burst of color I needed to get my energy up this morning. I love how she shows her knowledge of color theory in a playful way.

I also discovered a fun color quiz on a blog that tests your ability to distinguish color hues and shades. It took me less than 10 minutes to take and I found the results very interesting. You may have to click on your country but it will then take you to the quiz page. The closer you score to 0 the better your score and it looks like the highest score so far was a 1450, which means you would probably have to miss every single one. I got an 11, which I was excited about, and that is on my fairly dark hued computer monitor. I'll probably try it again at home to see if I can improve any.



It's a great test for artists or designers to see what you need to work on in recognizing colors and their relationships. I actually was perfect on everything but the blues and greens which is interesting since those are generally not my favorites to work with. I would love to hear how you do on the quiz!

I adore the wearable art vest by stormeejean. She combines African fabric scraps in a wild and unique way to create a one of a kind creation. You should also check out her blog, The Sewing World of Stormee, where she talks about her adventures in sewing and creating.

How cool would it be to have a custom coat made for you in your own favorite color palette. Katwise makes these unique creations out of reclaimed sweaters with many different colors and textures in each. They are each totally one of a kind and absolutely fabulous.

I have been working with a lot of teal and pink lately for some reason. Feel free to share your own color inspirations with me. What color combinations do you think will be big this Spring?

9 comments:

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Those custom coats are amazing.. what great finds!! I scored a 33 on that quiz.. after a while, it felt like my eyes were playing tricks on me, LOL!

artist victoria o'neill said...

what a nice collection.....very beautiful. thank you for posting.

Sandy said...

43...now you know why I am not the graphic designer in my family! :)

Handmade Sunshine said...

I love the items you have chosen to feature today. So cheery. I tried that quiz and do agree, I think my eyes were playing tricks. :-) Imagine my surprise when I scored a 4! So unexpected, maybe a career change is in order...

spiralsun65 said...

What a lovely post, and thank you so much for featuring one of my art quilts. I'll go and try the colour quiz :-)

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

I love the custom coats. I'm off to take the colour quiz now....I fear the results!!

GrayEyedScorpio said...

Thanks for the Katwise link! I hearted one of her sweaters, and read through her web page. She's been living the life I imagined for myself as a teen.

LizzyT said...

I absolutely adore those custom coats, the colours are amazing. I have an award for you on my blog http://lizzytdesigns.blogspot.com

storybeader said...

and those are some beautiful colors in your pics! I love colored beads, and fabrics, and well, just about anything!

 

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