Husband: So go sew.
Me: I can't. I don't understand brown.
Husband: What's there to understand? Brown is brown.
Me: No, she says that browns leans toward different colors and that's what I don't understand.
Husband: Why are you trying to talk about color. Color is a visual decision. Don't you always say- (mimicking) "Make Visual Decisions Visually" ??? You know color.
Smart man - I knew there was a reason I married him!!
So I put on my big girl pants and attacked my browns. Once I started looking, I did have quite a few and it wasn't hard to pull a bunch for a background. The minute I started sewing, I thought, gee why did I think this was going to be hard.
I already had a rough sketch of my design and came up with a sample size - 12" by 24". With one long stretch of studio time I was done. Now that its together, I can see how the browns do have different undertones - but I'm still having trouble verbalizing them. Luckily color doesn't need to be verbalized much!!
When I was done, I liked the background so well that I'm loathed to put something on it. I'm definitely going to have to a monochromatic piece one of these days in brown. Who knew I was going to fall in love?
So this weekend I'll be able to finish up the assignment and get it handed in on time. I might even be able to get the stitching and quilting done of it! YAY!!
So What Have You been up to Creatively?