Friday, February 1, 2013

Feeling Tertiary

Life these days is a lot of waking up, shower, get kids to school or be grateful that the Mr. did, arrive at work by the skin of my teeth (i.e. LATE), work-work-work, pick up kids, eat, bedtime routine, coax baby into her crib (this is tough but improving), internal debate between lazy me versus motivated/creative me,  motivated/creative me loses debate, succumb to television...bed.

...next morning, wake up, shower...

It is winter.  Perhaps that is why these days everything feels so routine that I can barely get myself to sit down at the computer to write a coherent blog post let alone sit down at my sewing machine to create something.  There have been 89.5" of snow here this winter so far - which honestly for here isn't that much.  And, I don't feel depressed, make no mistake I am not experiencing any sort of seasonal affective disorder, quite the opposite.  I am feeling content, satisfied with letting things go and not feeling the pressure of Doing.  The surreal mounds of clean white snow make me feel weightless and slow like I'm moving through silent water...it isn't unpleasant, it is the acceptance of winter.  As the snow falls and the wind blows it serves to remind me of how calm I can grow during the cold wait.

However, apparently my subconscious is working on some creative juices because I realized, during a rare flash of insight as my eyes glanced over my color wheel, that I have become obsessed with tertiary colors.  


I've always been passionate about yellow-green, anyone who has known me since the age of 16 can attest to that.  But these days I want to surround myself with teal, violet, and certain shades of orange too.  I've visualized large blocks of teal a la Leanne's simple baby quilt design.  Punches of orange chevrons amidst a subtle gray.  And of course I've been working through my violet issues with the Purple People Pleaser.

Who knew I could have all that going on in my head?  Here are some things I've been digging as of late...




Where is all this coming from?  Now that I think about it...maybe it is the result of being surrounded by so much white...

- rebecca lynne






4 comments:

Leanne said...

I love the art and all that snow sounds lovely. Our snow has come and melted a lot this year so the accumulation is not huge a the moment but things are white. I hope you are enjoying your schedule a bit, it sounds peaceful amid the rushing around.

Annabella said...

The art is beautiful Rebecca and I especially love the top one. Soak in all that inspiration - wherever it is coming from. It will eventually come out in a gorgeous make of yours.

Ann Michelle said...

I love the quiet a snowfall brings over the land. I do not miss the miss cold or the wind or the accumulation of snow, or the dirty gray snow of a melt or the darkness of winter. I know this is why I left Alaska for the southern parts of the US, why I can never get enough sun or heat. After reading your post, I now wonder if this is why I'm obsessed with color... lots of wonderful color! Hmmmm???

Archie the wonder dog said...

Sometimes we need to sit in the middle of our busyness and accept what we are and are not able to do while we are busy and in turn enjoy the quiet moments when they happen rather than filling them with things that are supposed to be relaxing and fun but end up with (usually self-imposed) deadlines attached to them. At least I think that's what I mean, I have the idea in my head but can't seem to find the right words to express it!
P.S. I love the colours in the first painting!