Saturday, April 08, 2006

Here's that info.

Here's the info. on Project Spectrum I promised. It's just a fun little bit of inspiration for your projects.

Here's what the originator of this idea has to say about it:

The idea of Project Spectrum is simply a celebration of the colors around us, and taking the time to notice them. Each month over a six month span will be devoted to a color group - participants can knit, dye, crochet, weave, spin, stitch, paint, scrapbook, sew, quilt, cook, grow, photograph, bake, or bead items in that color group (of course all arts and crafts not mentioned here also count!).

It is really about expressing yourself creatively - making something beautiful, and creating something unique with your hands. It is also about thinking outside of the box - perhaps taking up a new hobby, or a long neglected one, or finally dabbling in design.

Here's the plan:
March - Red and Pink

April - Orange and Yellow
May - Green
June - Blue
July - Violet / Purple
August - Neutrals / Black & White

...and perhaps the most important part: this is a no-pressure project. The months are each assigned a color group, but you do not have to work on a project in that color group every month. If you have a project already going, please do not feel that you have to set it aside only to participate. You can work on more than one project (of different colors) at a time - that is what I will be doing!

The color of the month is merely a suggestion - you can choose to make one thing out of that color the whole month - or twenty things - or nothing at all. Don't have any desire to make anything yellow? You don't have to! Go ahead and plan for the green month. Or you can simply make a photo essay - you carry around your camera with you and post pictures of the color objects you see throughout your daily travels.
If you are interested in participating, I encourage you to think ahead and plan your projects - I am doing the same! Some plans of my own: stashbusting my yarns, painting my bathroom, taking up crochet and sewing, more paper arts, and refashioning and recycling thrift store finds.

Projects can be big or small - whether you plan to tile your kitchen or photograph a blooming tree in your backyard - it is not a race, it is just about sharing your creative work to inspire others.

I tried to make that "button" up top a link to the site but, let's face it, I have no clue about html and how it works. Someday I'll buy the book. Meanwhile, here's the link:

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