Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer of Color Wrap-up

For this first part of the wrap-up, I thought I would bring you up to date on my Summer of ColorFUL (after all, green is a color) garden, which is now out of control.

Does anything look different?

Maybe from this angle?

Does this give you a better idea, or . . .

were you focused on the hidden peppers?

Maybe you thought I was talking about how some of the eggplant plants have gotten nearly as tall as the tomatoes!

Nope. What I was referring to were three nearly hidden herb pots I had to move from their previous location so they could get some much needed sunlight.

I'm not quite sure what Kristen at Twinkle, Twinkle has in mind for her wrap up, but I thought I would show the pieces I made over the previous six weeks of the Summer of Color.

As an update. here's my Summer of Color badge. I couldn't be more proud.

The Summer of Color began with Rainbow Sherbet. Bits of orange, raspberry, pineapple, and lemon were represented in this ice cream, and in my first entry, a quiltlet I created using a technique where I stacked four pieces of fabric hearts, then cut out bits from each of the colors.

This is page 4 of a four page spread for a scrappy journal I created for week two. The colors and ice cream were chocolate chip mint. Both the colors and the ice cream are lots of fun.

Baseball Nut was the flavor for week three. The colors were black raspberry and cashew. The best I could do was create a monoprinted quiltlet using three colors of paint. I even tried to sew around the monoprinted hearts I made from a waxed paper mask.

Week four gave us Strawberry Lemonade Punch. For those colors, I created one of my wooden blocks, this time with a transfer over three coats of yellow paint.

I admit it. Wild N' Reckless Sherbet was my favorite color combination. Maybe because I was in the mood for some lavender, green, and blue after working with so many warm colors, or maybe because I am drawn to these colors. I'm not sure which. But it was love at first sight when I created this hand dyed quiltlet fabric and its hand dyed lace.

The final color was Watermelon Ice, where I hand dyed the fabric and lace, then used a Xylene blender pen and a toner copied book page to denote the black seeds.

I hope you enjoyed this trip down (recent) memory lane. I had a lot of fun with this challenge, it was just the right length of time, and I look forward to doing it again next year. If you want to see how I made each of these projects, please go to Previous Collaborations for each week's entry.


12 thoughtful remarks:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...blimey elizabeth your vegetable garden looks like the movie set from 'day of the triffids'!! the recovery and growth from the pounding it took only a few short weeks ago is amazing....& your summer of colours medley brings all your art together beautifully, your creativity is very inspiring...have a super week...Mel :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Boy, what a little sunshine & heat will do! With plenty of time left of summer, you should have a bountiful harvest of everything. I followed along seeing you create each of these beauties and seeing them all together was fun. Since purple in any shade is my (current) favorite color, I tend to use it a lot in my art--but then flowers make that easy.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

They all look gorgeous together as does your garden! I only managed to do 4 of the 6 weeks color- so I guess I'll just admire your badge ;)

Halle said...

Wowsers! Your garden has really taken off!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Garden is awesome and your creations are divine ~ Lovely work ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Dianne said...

wow. those eggplants are huge! wonder if eggplant skins would make a good fabric dye? anyway, getting back to art... your summer of color items are beautiful!

Dianne said...

Your garden is doing so well! And I love all your colorful projects!

Anonymous said...

At least your garden recovered and is now running rampant after that hail storm. Nice summer of color projects, baseball nut or whatever was my favorite! xox

~*~Patty S said...

Your garden is looking terrific E and really sky rocketing this summer!

It's a treat to see all of your summer of color creations showcased together!

You rise to challenges so brilliantly Lady!

sandee said...

Your garden is looking great, I was looking for Bluebeard's grass box, did it work out? Did he like it? Great wrap up for SOC! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

see you there! said...

Your garden looks so healthy. I am betting your are enjoying the harvest. Fun to see all your summer color pieces in one place.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway, Elizabeth. Feel free to share it if you wish...just saying because you mentioned it, but there is no obligation or requirement to do so. Thank you, my friend.