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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

My Colour Diary

Many designers keep sketchbooks full of images for ideas and inspiration. How about keeping one for colour schemes? The possibilities are endless.

One of my most prized possessions is my Colour Diary from my days of studying Textile Design. We were encouraged to keep and update our diaries weekly. As a mature student and a bit of a nerd, I would spend my Friday evenings doing exactly that. I found looking through magazines along with the cutting and pasting quite addictive yet relaxing at the end of the week.

Most pages are inspired by a single word:

TROPICAL


BOHEMIAN



NANTUCKET (Americana)


SPICE

Of course, these pages are my own interpretation of each word. If you would like to start your own colour diary, I would advise you to use a small notebook otherwise you may find it harder to fill the pages.

Would you like to see more of my Colour Diary?


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13 comments:

Mollimoo said...

What a great diary! Very inspiring. Who isn't motivated by colour?! Would love to see more! x

Linda Robertus said...

Yes please!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh I just love this Thea! So inspiring and very beautiful! I would love to see more!
Sophie x

bubbachenille said...

Yes please..

Little Jane St said...

Oh this brings back memories! We had a similar project at school. After 'collecting' varied paint swatches from bunnings I cut them all into tiny little squares and made a mosaic colour swatch book.

Looks like a wonderful inspiration for your fabrics:)

Thea said...

We would love to see your colour mosaics Alarna!

tales from an oc cottage said...

That is so cool!

m ^..^

Sandrine said...

Yes I love looking at inspiring colours and words and...;)Thanks for sharing Thea!

Katy said...

ooo love the colours, i cut out different colour combos i like when i am designing logos and webpages... show us more :-)

Kellie Collis said...

Oh the tropical is divine.. Reminds me of summer !!! x

Trish Goodfield said...

Thanks for sharing, it's amazing how many of those sorts of things we hang on to forever, with good reason too.

m.e (Cathie) said...

yeahey! LOVE your colour diary. We also had to do that at TAFE & at Uni which was a good motivator, makes you look at everything with a different eye!

Jay Dee said...

This is wonderful Thea, thanks so much for sharing! Maybe also the push I needed to start diarising again too!

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