Thursday, February 9, 2012

color charts.

i've always been inspired by color charts [like gerhard richter's or the few on my "art is beauty" pinterest board], so i had the idea to make an over-sized color chart to put on a wall in our apartment. i started choosing some colors yesterday from my stack of color-aid paper but got a little distracted with all the arranging and rearranging of my color squares. i think i'll probably make this project last as long as possible, because i was seriously having the time of my life! it was the art project of my dreams....no pressure, very non-threatening, and purely experimental [also therapeutic]. it was wonderful.

p.s. i can't believe it is already the weekend before Valentine's Day! aaron has been having long work days this week so we will be getting caught up on some advent activities and enjoying this crazy beautiful weather. california, this northeast ohio girl is definitely not taking this 70-degree weather of yours for granted. love it love it. happy weekend! <3

20 comments:

  1. i love this sort of thing. great post :))
    -jocee <3

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  2. Are those like paint chips sorta? Walmart probably hates me, 'cause whenever I get an artistic itch, I ravage their paint chip wall. It is sooooo fun to put colors together!

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  3. I wonder what ever happened to my color-aid paper! If I still had it lying around, I would totally do projects like this...sounds so fun and so therapeutic!

    Yours turned out lovely!

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  4. this is so neat! except my attempt at something like that would not be so colorful. sometimes it's like i'm afraid of color! what gives!

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  5. what an awesome idea! LOVE the last one! Very fresh! :-)

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  6. So cute! This would be such a fun craft to do! I might try it out this weekend :) Here I was thinking that just above freezing was warm... haha
    God Bless!

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  7. beautiful! my color-loving self is in heaven right now. this reminds me of college days... i still have my pack of color-aid and pull it out all the time for photos. that stuff is the best! better than pantone swatches or paint swatches or anything else.

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  8. sounds therapeutic! love the little black square hanging out in the mix! and YES, enjoy the weather, it's even sunny up here which is always a marvel in my opinion.. :)

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  9. oh! I love the color charts, such a great idea! AND I'm very excited to see your fine art creations on Fridays, have a great weekend! xo

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  10. i too am a huge fan of color charts. where does one find color aids?

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  11. Lovely! I would love to try something similar.

    xo,

    S

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  12. @communikate - my roommate actually gave me hers who was also in the art program in college, but i think you can order some off their website!

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  13. This is such a great project! I can't wait to see what you come up with :) I hope the weekend has been good to you <3

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  14. Pretty! The arrangement on the right is my fave! This looks like such a fun project, and I can definitely see how therapeutic it would be! How fun to play with color all day!?

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  15. What a great idea!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  16. great idea. so much excitement for the walls!

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  17. these colors are so cheerful! love them.

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  18. I have a whole (expensive) box of these in my closet from my earlier years of college. This is totally inspiring me to get them out and actually do something with them!

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