2.11.2014

The power of white

White...it can cover everything...and for many parts of the country this year, it is snow white...
and it can be overwhelming...




A view from my backyard...I know several of you are thinking, "really...you think that's overwhelming? ha!"  Let me tell you...for the Pacific NW, it is...three inches of snow...I walked to work Sunday morning rather than deal with my steep driveway and the layer of ice underneath...given the fact that no plows had been seen and there are crazy drivers out there, it was by far the safer option...

















White...it can cover everything...it can be unifying...a color (or rather the lack of color) that makes disparate items seem one in the same...the reason behind painting all of the walls white in my soon-to-be-completed workshop studio...to unify and blend together the different surfaces...

























White...it can accent...when all other distractions are eliminated, the textures and contours are highlighted...giving a nuance that previously was drowned out by competing colors and tones...

















White...it can soothe...and simplify...and I hope will be the perfect palette to inspire workshop participants...

I'm planning to offer workshops by the beginning of April...the idea here is not necessarily to produce great art...
but to encourage creativity...a chance to connect with like-minded souls...to be able to show up, complete a project (with mostly recycled materials!) and to leave feeling satisfied and rejuvenated...without any thought of organizing the details or worrying about the clean-up...sound good?

I'd love to get feedback on scheduling...Fridays?  Saturdays? Sunday afternoons?  other ideas?  Just leave a comment with your suggestions and ideas...I'd love to hear what you have to say...

9 comments:

  1. Saturday or Sunday late morning, afternoon or evening. Other days of the week in the afternoon. I'm flexible!

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  2. The white is going to be great! Hope the ice passes soon!

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  3. wish i were closer, i would definitely be at your workshop. but, alas, i am a long, long away. So i will follow along and attend vicariously.
    p.s. i am loving your basement project. giving me ideas for my new "lake house" basement.

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    1. barbara - glad I am giving you ideas...and will look forward to future posts on your blog about your basement project...

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  4. White on the inside = good.
    White on the outside = not good

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  5. Fresh white paint on an old surface IS wonderful. Just as you describe.

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  6. Saturday anytime or Sunday afternoon is great for workshop time. Maybe you will sell some of those great boxes with the misc. items in your workshop. I'd love to buy one, but the shipping cost is a little prohibitive for a package only traveling a handful of local miles.

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    1. thanks for the input Mindy...and I know about the shipping costs for my mixed media boxes...but etsy only allows one flat rate regardless of where the box is being shipped...but if you contact me directly (either thru an etsy convo or my email), I'm sure we could work something out...meeting half way on the tressle?

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