When Annie at Knitsofacto asked me if I wanted to join in with a blogging project I said 'yes'. If you've been reading here a while, this is probably no great suprise. I am a compulsive joiner-inner. Probably goes with the part of my personality which craves the new and exciting. And quicker than a flash and it is launch post time and I am sitting with a blank screen and the requirement to sum up my attitude towards colour in a well written and possibly witty epistle.
And the thoughts just aren't flowing. My attitude towards colour? Schizophrenic. Life would be so much simpler if I were more decisive, more loyal to my personal palette. How easy it would be if I knew that all my kitchen accessories should be ice cream sorbet colours. Or that I only wore White Company neutrals. Or that turquoise blue summed up my chakras and should always be my default colour. None of these statements are true. Or rather, they are all true, just not always. And definitely never on consecutive days.
The simple truth is that I just enjoy something different. As long as it isn't purple. I have given myself permission to dislike purple. Oh, unless it is pansies or violas, which are good in purple. And alliums. See the problem? Hard and fast rules on colour just aren't for me.
But exploring colour? Bring it on. Can't wait to get started. Though now I am having second thoughts on choosing green for my logo... the other colours are so beguiling....
What is The Colour Collaborative? All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when they work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. Starting small, with just five members for now, we'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways. We're excited by where this might take us, click on the logos below to find out!