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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My First Time

For years I've been delaying the process of starting a blog. After having lunch today with Diane G. I realized that it wouldn't be as difficult as I thought. So here we go..........

I love color, it is important to my everyday life. Red makes me think of my grandmother, who painted all the outdoor furniture red at the cottage. Orange is a warm color that lifts my spirits. Blue was my first favorite that makes me think of water. My bedroom has just been painted green, the color of grass, leaves and my garden. It's the color of summer. Black eyed susans are yellow or gold. The BES in my garden were transplanted from the cottage at Winona Lake, IN. Purple goes wonderfully with green.

Color governs my fabric choices for a quilt and choosing the thread to embroider and quilt it. It's why a pick a kleenex box over another on the shelf at the store. I love bright colored socks. Every morning when I get dressed, I choose the appropriate color socks for the day. The really colorful ones are for rainy days. Today I'm wearing purple, and it's sunny outside today.

Surround yourself with colors you love. You will feel better and it will enhance your creative spirit. If you don't nurture your own creativity, no one else will. Make a commitment to try and live a life that will inspire that creative light inside of you. You will live happier.

14 comments:

Diane Gaudynski said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! I so agree with your thoughts on color. I am looking forward to many more posts from you.

Stitch-n-quilt said...

Welcome to the blogging world. I can't wait to see some pictures of your work. You sound like you enjoy life - and the colors of life around you.

Beth said...

Great advice on color... can't wait to see more!

Beth-Near Chicago

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Welcome, Ann! Hope to "see" you around!

Kathy said...

I love your words of wisdom on color. Have a great time working on your new blog. I'll be looking forward to your future postings.

Kathie said...

welcome to blogland!
I remember the first time I saw your quilts and I was in AWE! I hope you post pictures of your work and maybe the thought process behind them.
I am sure each one of your quilts has a story! I agree color enhances our life!
Kathie

Joyce said...

Welcome to Blogland. I can't wait to see some of your creations.

Sunshine said...

Welcome Ann! I started quilting almost a year ago and it's been great fun! Just remember that it's voluntary and don't feel pressured to post, post, post - it seems a lot of bloggers feel that pressure.

Look forward to your future blogging contributions!

Diane wrote very highly of you!

Cheers,
Christine

annieQ said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. I can see now, that having the feedback from others is a positive thing. On my website, I never know what my visitors think. This is going to be great

Laura said...

Welcome to blogland. I'm here by way of Diane.

Laura T

Esther said...

Hi Ann
Welcome to blogging, I'm an admirer of your work and agree with your thoughts on colour. I remember when I first started blogging (almost 2 years ago now and 260 posts!) and I still feel like a novice.

It is rewarding to hear what people think and share your experiences with the world. Blogging brings so many creative people closer together - which can only be a good thing.

I do agree with the earlier comment however - don't feel pressured to post 'ALL' the time as it can be quite distracting... and time consuming.

Anyhow, its so nice to be able to follow another creative person on the blogosphere.

KaarQuilter said...

How universally appealing your theories are. And close to my own, I believe. You are fresh breath on the blog cirucuit and your future posts are calling me! Kaaren in CA

me said...

I love this!

sonja said...

it is so true that color is a driving force for creative folks! sometimes i think in green! and i dream in color too.and a blog is a great way to share the moment of discovery, something grand in the ordinary,on the way to somewhere like the mailbox....with other artistic folks !happy new year!