Monthly Archives: April 2012

Creative color challenge – mustard yellow

MUSTARD YELLOW!!!     Really….??

April’s creative color challenge was mustard yellow.  Once again Louise used a photo from her travels “down under” to inspire the color challenge.  Aside from the fact I was feeling too busy – mostly with show prep – to clear a day to play with my enamels, I have to say nothing really came to me (as a jewellery design).

Apparently mustard yellow is not my favorite color either!  Since I am a person who really likes color and enjoys designing with it, it is very interesting to delve into my reactions to the colors Louise chooses.  I felt successful at the end of my foray into orange.  This time, I guess since I didn’t feel like time was on my side for yellow jewellery!

So, instead I made a little abstract collage in honor of this month’s challenge.  It was fast and fun (yet, still challenging – because of that darn yellow!).

mustard yellow abstract
Inspired by Louise's photo - my mustard yellow abstract!

Now, in case you’re really disappointed not to see a piece of yellow jewellery – I do have a piece I made previously of citrine.

Night in Paris necklace
Night in Paris necklace - citrine (yeah! it's yellow!), with a fantastic blue glass focal bead that I brought back from Paris.
Night in Paris close up
Night in Paris necklace - here is that fantastic bead up close!

Now that I’m on a yellow kick – it’s time to go out into the yard and pull weeds with yellow flowers!

Valerie

Working away…..

This week seems to have gone in a flash!   I’ve been chained to the desk and bench working away. I’m trying to learn how to build my website – which is hard because I have a VERY LOW tolerance for boring work!!  I am determined though – so, if you see any differences here that’s… Continue Reading

The show opening!

As I mentioned we went to the Zilberschmuck “Superstitions” show opening – it was fun!  There was quite a crush of people and a good energy in the gallery! Unfortunately, Scott didn’t get a photo of my other friend and former classmate – Amanda Henderson, who had two pieces in the show.  Instead, here are… Continue Reading