I love to read what others have to say about where they get their inspiration from. And it really runs the gamut from nature, to family, to art shows and beautiful pictures. In today’s online social world, I think we have a new dimension through reading websites, blogs, Facebook pictures, Pinterest and similar such places. There are just so many places to see beautiful and interesting things that catch our fancy.
However, I think in the end we tend to resort back to the things we love. For me it is the ocean, leaves, cherry blossoms and yes, symmetry. I just can’t shake the engineering side of me!
Recently though, my husband called my attention to the color wheel when I was having a hard time figuring out a color to pair with some green. And voila! I now have a whole new way of looking at mixing my glass pieces. I have learned so much while investigating color theory. As an example, how to add contrast versus harmony. One theory caught my eye – the triadic color scheme – and so I embarked on mixing purple, green and a mustard color. Oh, and I also wanted to try a new mold I had picked up at a sale. 🙂 Check it out!
I was surprised at the retro resulting look. I think the triangles contribute, but then realized that the colors are very reminiscent to the avocado greens and mustard yellows. Yes, I am dating myself. 🙂
What colors do you like to combine? I would love to try your color schemes!