Full Circle


In previous years of TWELVTY, my year long trip around the color wheel, I’ve created an art journal to document the process (you can see them  here & here)

2018 is the third time I’ve repeated the experiment. It never ceases to amaze me how much deeper this color exploration can take me into a creative flow. 

This year I wanted to make something newsomething more dynamic. So this year my 12 color project took the form of part art journal, part 3d mixed media sculptures.

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We’ve just arrived full circle on our trip around the color wheel, and I’m so excited how this project turned out!

 

Catch my newsletter this weekend to be first to see the completed 3D color wheel in all its 3D-ness!

 

wanna see what a year full of color looks like?


Over the last 12 days I’ve shared the individual colors – this is the whole book

In case you missed them – these are the colors one at a time: YellowYellow-GreenGreenBlue-GreenBlueBlue-VioletVioletRed-VioletRedRed-OrangeOrangeYellow-Orange


If you’re interested in understanding more about color, get my ebook A Year full of Color as well as regular monthly updates on my latest colorful antics, delivered right to your inbox:

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TWELVTY is adventure you can join too.

By exploring the color wheel and each of the 12 colors, I share my creative process plus a feast of resources about color I’ve collected for you.

You’ll learn about the history of how color has been used, not just by artists, but as part of different cultures around the world. You’ll discover the meanings linked to the colors, how there are connections through the ages and around the world.

There are even playlists of songs and music relating to each of the colors! (I said it was thorough, right?)

In 2018 I’m introducing a new element to TWELVTY – a shared creative project that we’ll work on together as we traverse the color wheel.

Find out more here

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day 4: 12 days of Twelvty


 

Twelvty-Four: Blue-Green

Teal, Turquoise, Mermaids & Peacocks

 

 

 

“A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune.”
~  Arabic proverb

colorwheelColor is an integral part to all types of creativity.

Colors have been assigned meanings and connections throughout history and around the world.

Sometimes these overlap and sometimes they are contradictory. Color is a great metaphor for so many aspects this wildly paradoxical trip we call life.

Through 2017 I’ve been exploring color in a year long visual adventure: devoting myself to just one color each month.

In Twelvty-Four I had the most fun making a series of layered stitched collages, made from dyed paper and fabrics, embellished with beads and buttons and shiny things.

Each month also has a few pages of single color doodles in this mixed media art journal.

 

Over the last 12 days of the year I’m sharing a glimpse of this 12 month project.

We began with Yellow, Yellow-Green, then Green tomorrow we’ll step around to Twelvty-Five: Blue 


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Next year I’m revisiting the Twelvty project, but this time with some exciting additions! Find out more here

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day 3: 12 days of Twelvty


 

Twelvty-Three: Green

Emerald, Jade & Verdant Viridian!

“They’ll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never.”
Pablo Picasso, 1966.

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Color is an integral part to all types of creativity, it influences our moods and emotions, it’s linked with memories. Colors have been assigned meanings and connections throughout history and around the world.

When we tune our eyes in to notice the colors around us, life becomes brighter and more vibrant.

Through 2017 I’ve been exploring these aspects of color in a year long visual adventure: one color each month.

 

Every color has certain characteristics, both in appearance, but also in the way it behaves. This month I discovered: Green is tricksy!

I really enjoyed playing in the colors either side – Yellow-Green & Blue-Green – but Green itself was strangely difficult. Whatever I tried in just green alone stubbornly refused to take shape.

It came as no surprise to me that I enjoyed using Green’s neighbours in the color wheel (the tertiary ‘in betweening’ colors are my favs), but didn’t anticipate Green presenting such unsettlement. Of course there’s always a way to adapt, the projects I began in Green spilt over into the following month and I shifted the colors into blue green.

Meanwhile, back in the art journal, the single coloured spreads continued.

 

Over the last 12 days of the year I want to show you a glimpse of this project.

We began with Yellow, then Yellow-Green tomorrow we’ll step around to Twelvty-Four: Blue-Green.


If you’re interested in understanding more about color, get my ebook A Year full of Color as well as regular monthly updates on my latest colorful antics, delivered right to your inbox:

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Next year I’m revisiting the Twelvty project, but this time with some exciting additions! Find out more here

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day 2: 12 days of Twelvty


 

Twelvty-Two: Yellow-Green

From luscious lime to opulent olive: the color of spring time.

“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.”
~ Anne Lamott

Twelvty-Two: Yellow-Green in the color wheel
Twelvty-Two: Yellow-Green

Color is an integral part to all types of creativity, it influences our moods and emotions, it’s linked with memories. Colors have been assigned meanings and connections throughout history and around the world.

When we tune our eyes in to notice the colors around us, life becomes brighter and more vibrant.

Through 2017 I’ve been exploring these aspects of color in a year long visual adventure: one color each month.

Every month I’ve worked just in the month’s colors, this month I made a series of textile collages and each month I added some more to this mixed media art journal.

Over the last 12 days of the year I want to show you a glimpse of this project.

Yesterday we looked at Yellow, tomorrow we’ll step around to Twelvty-Three: Green


If you’re interested in understanding more about color, get my ebook A Year full of Color as well as regular monthly updates on my latest colorful antics, delivered right to your inbox:

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day 1: 12 days of Twelvty


Color is an integral part to all types of creativity, it influences our moods and emotions, it’s linked with memories. Colors have been assigned meanings and connections throughout history and around the world.  colorwheelspiral

When we tune our eyes in to notice the colors around us, life becomes brighter and more vibrant.

Through 2017 I’ve been exploring these aspects of color in a year long visual adventure: one color each month.

One part of the adventure has been the creation of a mixed media art journal. Each month I’ve added a few more pages, using just in that month’s colors.

Over the last 12 days of the year I want to show you a glimpse of this project, beginning with….

Twelvty-One: Yellow

The color of sunshine, buttercups & bananas!

 

“A picture painted in yellow always radiates spiritual warmth”
– Wassily Kandinsky

Tomorrow we’ll step around to Twelvty-Two: Yellow-Green

 


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Next year I’m revisiting the Twelvty project, but this time with some exciting additions! Find out more here

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Spring Greens


Ever since I was a little kid, I always loved to sew.

Not just to be able to make things, but the actual meditative act of stitching.

The up & down, the back & forth, like the inhale & exhale, it’s a rhythm I melt into.

 

Textile Collage on Etsy

 

As part of my year full of color project, TWELVTY, I spent much February stitching together these gorgeous little textile wall art pieces from layers of hand-dyed recycled fabric, paper, buttons, beads and embroidered together with happy thoughts.

 

Textile Collage on Etsy

All of these concoctions are in the color of the month: ranging shades of yellow-green from luscious lime to opulent olive.

These ones are mounted on 8″ square canvas board. There are four, they’re equally lovely on their own, or grouped together as a little family.

 

You can find all of these creations (and more!)
in my Etsy shop

 

 


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