Monday, February 25, 2013

Sharing New Skills Monday from The Welcome Mat - LBDD

I'm really listening to the words hookers use when they describe colour.
It really makes a big difference, like a police sketch artist as you are telling me what you see, I'm visualizing the bushy eye brows and jug ears of our suspect.
Many times we are using a way of talking that mixes the "drawing"  up.
For instance the description and grouping together the idea of light and bright or the idea of dull and dark.
They are not the same.
Light and dark describe the position of the colour's value.
Dull and bright describe the position of the colour saturation, how much colour is in it?
It is possible and occurs all the time to have a colour that is light and dull or light and bright, light can own either of these saturation descriptions.
Light and bright are descriptions that are not interchangeable.
It is possible and occurs all the time that a dark colour can be dull or bright.
Dark and dull are not interchangeable but describe two distinct facets of colour.
Sometimes a colour is neither bright nor dull but somewhere right between. This colour is at 50% saturation.
Sometimes a colour is neither light nor dark but falls somewhere right between. This is a medium value.
Using close to the same colour as I could get with my old computer colour tool I show you what I mean, and a value scale:

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Curtailed but Happy as a Lark

Get ready for this, it might take concentration to follow along.
If I sit down I cannot get up.
If I stand up I cannot sit down because I cannot get up once I sit.
Sometimes I cannot lay down.
If I'm by my self I'm up the creek.
I am going steady with a massager, not a massuer mind you. Let's get that straight.
We meet morning, noon and night and often between, true love!

Ok let's list now for the curious or just bored the things I do sitting down, some of them involving you.
anything on my computer
sit ups  ok those never happened at the best of times

This is why my blog is unattended, why I have nothing to report.

Now let's list the things I can do:
feed cats
feed squirrels
feed Man
open packages
sort wool strippettes
use my massager
That's how I'm pretty much living life in that order  Because I can't sit down I go skiing twice a day out of bordeom, I skiied over 3 hours yesterday.

Speaking of boredom, let's talk about this:
One wonderful package this week was from Heavens to Betsy, remnants, 10lbs, I love each and every one. I love hooking with bits, so needing invention and creative thinking, it feeds my brain this method!
Combining several ingredients to make a single unified area tickles my fancy, like cooking you get a sense of the salty, the sweet, the sour and the hot and if you can include that mysterious unami, well done. Make rug making both more interesting to look at and to do.

My strippettes came from my dear departed hooking helpmate Sue Raynor. It is just like having her here with me, her colour presence was strong and wonderful, the dark orange reds, the oranges, the golden brown and Indian green she loved so well. We had a commune through those strips that was joyful and merry and content, just like Sue.
Talking about colour and their meaningfulness you might like this:

This message has been brought to you standing at my conductor's pulpit which is not conducive to fast hand mind co-ordination.
Be well.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Want some Phi ?

Phi is the mathematical symbol for The Golden Section. Looking to make a pleasing rug? Use this calculator to find out a perfect proportion to create it in. Isn't this symbol lovely too?

Friday, February 8, 2013