Plant a Garden & Watch Magic Unfold...
1 week ago
1. I am a native Texan and have never lived anywhere but Texas.
2. I have never been to Europe.
3. I have a Bachelor's degree in French.
4. I originally wanted to be a translator (please don't send anything in French, because you truly lose it if you don't use it).
5. I was married to a college sweetheart many years before I met T-man.
6. I have one sister who is a blue-eyed blond. The other sister, my brother and I are all brown-eyed brunettes.
7. I grew up in San Antonio.
8. I love San Antonio.
9. I want to live in the mountains of West Texas.
10. I cannot not bead for more than a day.
11. I used to rock climb, and I did it well.
12. I believe in past lives and reincarnation.
13. I used to belong to a live-action medieval role playing group, during which time I played an elf-queen.
14. The first time I saw T-man he was wearing medieval tights and tunic.
15. I have written and won small awards for short stories.
16. I have a tendency to wear my heart on my sleeve.
17. Some people think I'm snobby but that's how I try to hide my painful shyness.
18. I wish I knew how to paint.
19. I didn't realize 25 was such a big number when I started this list!
20. My first date with T-man was a spelunking trip through the worst cave in the Austin area.
21. My second date with him was when he taught me how to rock climb.
22. I am a descendant of Clan Keith. There are actually photos of my brother wearing out family tartan on this site.
23. I love vampires! Are you old enough to remember Frank Langella climbing up that wall? How about when Lestat first became popular?
24. I don't do housework.
25. I am fiercely loyal to those I love. No not like a dog, more like a lioness.
First, what is the most startling color combination you have played with? Me? I made something in deep violet (you Delica lovers know the one, #610) and paired it with metallic, mustard yellow. Since I don't have it anywhere around, I must have sold it to someone. I do remember the oohs and aahs whenever I brought it out, and it was just a color wheel experiment that truly was startling. Okay, so what was your most startling color combination
Second, what color combo did you use that made you step back only to say "I really need to take that apart, what was I thinking?" but your artsy friend (GG) said "Never take anything apart because there is a person for every piece you make", then someone came along and said "Oh my goodness, that is my favorite color combination. It's like you made it just for me"? Did you get all that? Okay, true story. I made a necklace I called Make Lemonade. It was lemony yellow, lime green, smooth cream, well here's a picture: I couldn't stand it, didn't know what had come over me. I took it to two art shows in 2006, and at the second show that person came up to the display, tried it on, and bought it because it was her favorite combination and she felt I had made it just for her. Your second question? What was the color combination you used that made you question your sanity?
Third question: What is the most boring combination you have used that gets oodles of compliments/attention?I've done patterns in black-on-black and white-on-white. The first becomes glamorous, the second becomes elegant. To me the colors are pretty but boring simply because of the lack of spark, to my customers they are necessary objects and continue to sell every month. By the way, the are sooooo difficult to photograph!So, there you go. Discuss, muse, question, feedback, color combinations: love 'em, hate 'em, gotta have 'em!