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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

It's Purple.

Here's a little update on my studio.  The painting in the main room is DONE.  Done, done, done.  So I moved my things out to the entry room to paint there, while my husband moved his stuff in to my studio to work on the floors.  Oooh my beautiful floors!  : )

studio to the left, entry room to the right

I think it doesn't look bad at all considering there are no artificial lights on in the studio for this photo. 

Are you eyeballing that wall?  That pink wall?  It's not pink.  It's purple.  It's soft crocus purple.  Lilac like.  Actually, the paint chip was called, "Goddess."  That pretty much sold me on it.  I wanted something light so the room wouldn't darken.  I wanted something coloured so the walls wouldn't look stark.  I wanted something that would look food with dark coffee brown.  I wanted a colour that my art wouldn't disappear on (so I opted out of green for that reason). 

It's a colour that is no where else in the house.  In fact, it's a colour from the opposite end of the coulourwheel from most of the walls in my house.  I like it.  When I walk in here, I walk into a different space completely. 

Different energy.  

Different headspace.  

I actually don't like showing this wall colour off.  I'm having a love/hate thing going on with it.  I like the way it makes me feel, but I don't like the way it looks.  It's hard to explain.  I suppose it will only be a backdrop for other things.  It is very clearing and relaxing.  It's not stimulating like chartreuse would have been.  Trust me - all my stash will colour and clutter up the room with eyecandy, so I think this is enough.  It isn't earthy though.  But since it's just one wall, it will take an hour to change it if I find something I like better.  Good gosh - what a lot of time spent contemplating a wall.  I mean seriously!!

Other than that, I'm waiting on a few more images to approve for the show in January.  September is my deadline.  It's been an interesting ride.  It's taken a different path than I had expected.  It's all very feminine.  Well, all the fibre artists are women.  That's not surprising, but I think nearly all the pieces really show a feminine flair to them.  Now I need to come up with a name for the show.  Hmm... maybe it'll come to me in a dream.  : )

Linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle & Thread Network.  See you next time!  We're off to the lake before school starts!!


Colleen said...

You know, I painted our guest bedroom lilac, and I had my doubts ahead of time - but once it was up, and the furniture in the room, I love it. I think I have this idea in my head that lilac is an "old lady" colour. But, what's old is new again, and I'm glad I went for it! I think you will be very happy with that colour when the room is filled.

rtquilter said...

It is VERY inoffensive purple- and VERY restful but creative at the same time. I am sure you'll find you love it!

elle said...

I once heard that purple, even eggplant, goes with everything. A neutral. This will be a low contrast kind of pop. I think you are on a creative roll. SEW exciting!!!

Lin said...

It is looking great Monika. I am sure that the colour will do all the things you want it to and you probably won't notice it. xx

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

It's always hard to visualize how a wall color (or floor or cupboards) will look until all the furniture and contents are in place. Then the walls just fade into the background.

Can't wait to see when it's all done.

Lorette Cole said...

I love it! I used it in our daughter's bedroom years ago... I still love that color and would use it again especially in a studio! You'll enjoy being in that room!

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

I think it's quite pretty! and I'm not a "purple" person either, It looks like the studio will be amazing,

Christa Marcotte said...

It will be like a backdrop of sunset skies with all your landscapes! Looks great!

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