Friday, December 15, 2017

Colour palettes from nature

Its been over a year since I posted anything....Life happens I guess! Another attempt in trying to maintain my blog. Hopefully with better luck this time!
I was looking at a crochet blog the other day, and was amazed to see the beautiful use of colour in the stuff the lady crocheted. Her inspiration is nature, she says and had posted some beautiful products alongside her inspirational pictures.
It really struck a chord in me....there have been umpteen times that I have tried to think of what colours to use when crocheting something, be it a blanket or an afghan or a scarf or hat....and got stuck, or started something and ripped it midway because the colours just didnt go well together, or left it the way it was and really  not been happy with the finished product.
She lives in the west, so she had her own unique sense of colours from her natural surrounding, often muted and subtle. But I live in a different part of the world, and our colours in India are so much brighter, as our trees and plants are more vibrant and bright.
So I have started collecting colours and am amazed at how incredible the mixing, the matching the synergy that exists in colours form leaves, and flowers and trees and the seasons as they unfold.

And then of course there are beautiful colour mixes in flowers!

Dark browns and blacks have so many hues, there is colour even in decaying leaves.