Monday, December 06, 2010
We're talking the Bobo factor.
A frisson of chaos . A sprinkling of energy. A sugar glazing of the unexpected . At any and every given moment.
Did I mention the whole point of that roadtrip last month was getting Bobo, the one balled American Bulldog to his new home with us ? Quite a bargain: not just a lovable gregarious furry member of the family but also a whole circus of fleas, a case of heartworm and an enthusiasm for the lady dogs that matches only a 17 year old boy with his own species. Do you need to ask me how I know? I thought not.
So instead of showing the handcrafted gifts underway, accent on the under, way under, I'll give you a gift suggestion. The Color Scheme Bible.
For yourself , or for any knitter, or crafter in your life. A friend hipped me to this at the library the other day; I can go on & on about why it is just exactly right. Starting with a spiral binding.
It hits the right approach to color theory and presentation for me. My problem with books showing color themes or combinations is they so often offer stripes of color, all even and glossy, then they show a decked out photographed room or outfit. If I can't relate, like to a super-tztchotchkeed Victorian spread, then I can't get past the things to absorb the colors. Above is what most of this book is like. A color theory.Like periwinkle gray as a neutral with accents. Or the pages below:
Simple paint, flat and clear, with some size proportion to help the brain out. There are also pages with equal sized full range color charts, but these examples work for me, choosing colors for knitting ( an Albers Cowl anyone? log cabin blanket? or colorwork mittens?) . Or making pillows for a couch. Not that I sew much. But after Bobo gets through testing how much sofa surfing he can get to while we're in another room, it may be ripe time to rev up the Singer.