Got back from Maine and found this terrific post by the wonderful Karen Kahle of Primitive Spirit Rugs, on her approach to color. I thought it was wonderfully thought-provoking and hope you enjoy reading it as I did.
Reminds me of a workshop I took with her years ago. She is an excellent and well-prepared teacher. The workshop was based on kits she had made, and this was my finished product (below, a very yellow-y picture). Interestingly, I didn't think I'd like it while I was working on it, but in the end I've really enjoyed using it and looking at it over the past several years. I often find this is true...while in the "making" stage I'm not enamored, but when it's done, I suddenly love it. Whether I'm drawing or knitting or beading or rug hooking...is this true for you also?
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society