Instead I want to discuss the color or shall I say colour yellow. I was just on a wonderful chat where I learned that "Appreciation" is the tone for 2011 and yellow is the color of the year, at least in Great Britain. Don't you love it? Yellow--that wonderfully complex bright happy color is color of the year. Don't believe me--check out this wonderful blog site from--of course--Great Britain--here. Just look at all the wonderful yellows she uses, a soft greyed yellow. Black and that wonderful yellow with a bit of blue. Not sure I agree that yellow should not be used in the bedroom--but that is me.
I check out the etymology of the word yellow in my OED. Of course, this is a word that goes way way back. Think of how important gold was. Gold, yellow. The color of egg yolks and buttercups. Essential. Both gold and yellow seem to come from the same root. Interesting--it used to have a meaning of jealous. Yellow press--sensationalism.
For those who know my work, I love to use splashes of yellow. Think of that wonderful block in october sun echoing out through the quilt.
The hint of yellow in last light. Doesn't it define the piece?
The splashes of light in summer sky.
The bold line of yellow that defines by the sea in this installation shot I just received yesterday. Doesn't it look great in its new home?
And you what do you think? How do you use yellow? Do you force forsythia? Are you dreaming of daffodils and buttercups? Will I see you at the Paradise City Show?