February 14, 2023
(one of our members)
Color Choices I Make
I’ve always loved bright colors, even as a child! I can remember years ago at a family vacation, my mom wanted the family to wear the same color outfits when we went to dinner. I refused because the colors were too dull! I’ve always loved any type of art and took private art lessons while in Middle School, High School, and College.
Unfortunately, even though I wanted to major in Art of some type when I started college, my parents would not allow it. I had to major in something that I could “make money” with, so I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. And worked in Management, Training, and Operations of some type for the next 30 years.
My love of fiber, other than cross-stitch, did not start until later. My aunt taught me how to knit after I saw a beautiful shawl she was wearing. So I went down the knitting rabbit hole, which was followed by spinning and dying my own yarn.
My quilting obsession did not start until I retired in 2015. I took my first quilting class and I was hooked! All the beautiful fabric, patterns, and machine embroidery became a major part of my daily creating.
But now, I get to do what I love on most days! Play with all the beautiful colors in whatever art form I choose to dabble in. And oh, did I mention, I have FOMO - Fear of Missing Out- so I’ll usually try some type of fiber related art, until I figure out it’s not for me…like English Paper Piecing! Lol
My presentation will focus on the color choices I make when I create and why they work for me, or don’t work for me. Why I like some projects that are already kitted and why I’m also afraid of letting some one else control my color choices. Because, choosing the color is my favorite part of any item I create, be it knitting, spinning, cross stitch, quilting, or home decor sewing.