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Monday, May 20, 2013
Light And Shadow
Obey River in Celina, Tennessee
is my favorite source of inspiration for quilts and home décor. The
palette of earth's colors range from muted to brilliant. Contrast of
light and dark, sun and shadow, occurs everywhere around us if we
take the time to look.
Something as simple as sunlight on leaves
shading a cool green river bank triggers a design idea for a forty
shades of green quilt. And makes me want to stop there for a while
to enjoy the view.
when I'm not working on a specific project, I find interesting themes
in unexpected places. That's why I keep my camera handy and snap
lots of photos of things like rocks, fog, flowers, sky and water.
Tiles, fences, angles, shadows, texture...there's so much to take in.
I haven't made time to sew in the past couple of weeks, I have plenty
of projects lined up on my to do list, in my photo file, and in my
brain. I'll get around to them sooner or later, there's no rush. I
want to smell those flowers and relax in the outdoors to renew and refresh my spirit.
"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher."