I love rainbows. My passion is colour first and foremost in my life. Over the past couple of days I have been creating rainbows as part of a textile piece for an exhibition taking place on the 7th February. The exhibition “Love LIFE” has some of my ceramic art and textile work on display. The piece I am currently working on is a over – sized art doll. Her costume is a delight. I shrunk and felted an old sweater of mine ( purple and orange) and I am in the process of embellishing it with rainbow colours in a variety of ways. There are buttons, and cross stitch and flowers and ceramic pieces.
When I create rainbows it isn’t always the complete spectrum I have to say. I nearly always start with colours that uplift and balance me. Feeling good is always important. I chose my colours according to my mood . One day it could be red for energy – another green for peace, balance and harmony. ( The other day I wrote about RED.) Mostly my colour choices fit with what I am feeling, but of course there are times when the colours I need to work with are not the colours that my soul needs on that day. On those occasions I choose to use crystals and music to bring about my equilibrium. Today its Paolo Nutini singing about new shoes ! Red ones! His music is uplifting as the rain beats down on the window.
However yesterday and today I have been happily playing with the rainbow spectrum while creating a costume for the art doll. I am including a photo or two of aspects of the work. I have created some amazing sneakers for her – a shoe make-over of a pair cf children’s shoes – and currently am working on her costume which I am embellishing with orange, pink, aqua, blue, yellow …. and more — ooh such joy! Everything is coming up roses as they say!