I am having such a great time participating in the Summer of Color (SOC). I'm meeting so many wonderful people, and I'm trying lots of new techniques.
I actually have two projects to share for the grey/pink SOC color scheme.
First up is a photo, which you see below. This photo is for a new
group called Our Beautiful World, which I heard about from Shahrul Niza, another Summer of Color participant.
The theme this week at Our Beautiful World is "waking up." When I wake up, my shades are pulled, my curtains are drawn, and everything in my bedroom seems grey. But soon my eyes adjust, and pops of color start to emerge from the greyness...then I know I that I am awake for the day. I tried to capture this feeling of color emerging from greyness with my photo, which was taken at a suburban Minneapolis park called Silverwood Park. I used a setting on my camera (Canon Power Shot) called "color accent," which allows me to take photos in which everything is greyscale, except for one color of my choice. Really these pink flowers are a bit darker than the "pale pink" called for in this week's SOC combo, but it was the best I could do with the flowers available to me in the park.
My second project is a scrapbook page, and I did use pale pink for it. It's called "Meet Babe," and the journaling along the bottom reads: "Kansas City has its cow statues, North Dakota has its bison, and the Brainerd Area has its Babe the Blue Ox statues."
I recently checked a book about decorative painting out of the library, hoping to give it a try. Since this page is about painted statues, I thought it would be fitting to do a bit of painting on the page. Instead of transferring one of the patterns from the book, I just used a floral motif already on the grey paper, painting in pink flowers and green leaves. Not at all bad for a first attempt at decorative painting, I think!
If you ever come to the central lakes area of Minnesota, you will know where to find these statues! :)
Thanks for looking at my projects. Have a great weekend!