I posted this image on Instagram recently, with the question: what color do you think this painting is? (clue: it isn't actually grey!)
Over the last 12 days I've shared the individual colors - this is the whole book
Color is an integral part to all types of creativity, it influences our moods and emotions, it's linked with memories, and it's everywhere! As we tune our eyes in to notice it, life becomes brighter and more vibrant.
What's really beautiful, is within the group of creatives brought together by TWELVTY, there's such a diversity of talent and such a fabulous range of expression. When you take a subject like color which can be applied to most every medium, it translates such variety of techniques and media and manifests a constant source of inspiration
Some lifetimes ago, a sixteen year old version of me failed to get the place in art school that she'd pinned all her early hopes to. Dismissed by the grown ups who'd repeatedly explained: 'being an artist isn't realistic' led to years floating adrift from my calling. (They were wrong. And this isn't what I do, I've come to realise, it's what I am)
2017 is my year full of color, each month I dedicate to a new color: 12 colors in 12 months, a trip around the color wheel. And what a trip! July has been a feast of violet purples.
(But more on that in a moment... first let me set the scene...) I was telling you about how TWELVTY has begun to take on a life of its own. It's just a few weeks into its year long life and it's not going the way I imagined... Instead of being the set of 12 individual colored … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
Y’now I've been immersed in color for the last few months. Not my usual multi-colored chaos (although there’s no escaping that) – but a very specific niche of color – as I explore and examine the color wheel. It’s a project I played with a few years ago keeps returning to in one way or another. … Continue reading A life of its own…
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Hey folks, remember the 12 in 12 in 12 project? One book: 12 colors in 12 months. Serendipitously conjured up in the year called '12. It's been a little while since the last update, and as well as the recent (unseen) month-color-pages I've been hopping back in time to add little bits and things here … Continue reading Twelvty-Twelve