weekly photo challenge : color

I took a couple of weeks off from the photo challenge, but how could I resist this week? Color? Really? I adore color. I crave color. I breathe color. Color is incredibly important! So, I thought I’d do the challenge. Check here for more entries. Personally I can hardly wait to start going through them. But back to my picks. On a normal challenge I can’t contain myself to one photo. I’m fighting to limit this selection, but I’m not winning the battle. I thought I’d show a few things around my house – things I enjoy every day. The first photos show some things in my studio – slippers and textiles over the studio closet doorway, my most current sewing project, fabric scraps that are too wonderful to dispose of, a bucket of pearl cotton embroidery thread and of course Kush the cat hanging out on a fabric shelf. (I didn’t follow the challenge instructions EXACTLY – I was just too excited to read it until I’d finished. Oops!)

above closet in studio sewing project fabric scraps pearl cotton thread cat on fabric shelfHere are details of some of the artwork that surrounds me – work by Ann Dunbar (paper and ceramic art piece “Adoration of the Stove”), Sue Benner (fused and painted silk wall quilt), Alan Lerner (face of ceramic cube), John Garrett (metal, bead and wire “Slipper Basket”) and Arthur Shilling (oil painting “Mother”).

Ann Dunbar Sue Benner Alan Lerner John Garrett Arthur Shilling

I’ll finish with a couple of pictures of my tile work on the house exterior. I’ve may have posted them before, but I can’t help myself. I love color. I love this challenge!

tile mosaic mural til wall section

47 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge : color

  1. Love the slippers over your studio closet (and Kush, of course!). And, “Adoration of the Stove” is wonderful – thanks for sharing all your inspiring color. It brightened up this snowy April day!

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  2. Fantastic! The colors are gorgeous…you really did embrace the challenge. I really like the portrait? The colors and brush strokes are really special!

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  3. Love the photo of Kush on the fabric! And the oil painting titled ‘Mother’ too.

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  4. Great shots all displaying color, but you saved your best one for the middle with Kush and her gorgeous green eyes.

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  5. Wow! Looks like I have to take a trip to Calgary and finagle my way into your studio. Amazing!

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    1. Just let me know when you want to come by!

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      1. 🙂 Thanks for the invitation! Now to talk my husband into a 3000 mile trip…

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  6. Really enjoyed your entries for this challenge. Well done.

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  7. Terri, I LOVE your world of colour! How absolutely gorgeous and stimulating!

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  8. Wonderful color…as if I am seeing many rainbows into one page.
    By the way, whose cat is that Terri?

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    1. Officially Kush is my son’s cat, but she has lived with us while he has been travelling, and I’ve adopted her. She is now my good buddy.

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      1. Oo….How old is she now?

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      2. About 4. I’m still waiting for her paperwork to appear, but that’s what I’ve been told. Right now she jumped up beside me and tapped me with her paw. Time for some attention in case I forgot!

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  9. Fabric in colors is the bomb! Each of these is so adorable.
    And the CAT!
    Wow.

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    1. Thanks so much, and thanks for stopping by! Now, back to the sewing machine…

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  10. Hi Terri, thanks for following my blog.
    It seems Kush has that special cat talent of squeezing into the smallest and most awkward places for a nap. Very cute and nice pics.

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  11. Kush can wear any color, and she accessorizes so well!

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  12. They really are lovely colors. I want to go buy some flowers and bright material right now!

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    1. In case you need it, you have permission to do that right now – or anytime! I think it’s hard to have too much color, can you tell?

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  13. Dear Terri,
    In the Daily Post,we were supposed to pick the third post scrolling down. In my case, It was yours..As required I picked your third sentence and made my own post.You might be interested to read what I came up with.I was so glad,it is a blog I follow.I thought it was pretty cool!

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    1. Very interesting. I like the way you tied your post with my sentence. Thanks, Ranu.

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  14. Oohhh, love that painting! 🙂

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  15. Great colors and love that Kush!

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  16. Stunning, striking colour! And that gorgeous cat too – lovely post!

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  17. Art and Picture Framing April 6, 2013 — 7:30 AM

    A Colourful personality for a colour challenge ah yes this is you Terri.
    Great photos, your quilt looks like it’s going to be the new bright spot in your home.

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  18. Some wonderful shots! Particularly like the little shoes and the cat on the shelf 🙂

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  19. Love those shoes in the first photograph.

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  20. I love your colourful photographs and Kush your gorgeous cat is looking cute in the middle of all those colourful objects.Thank you.
    Ranu

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  21. Loads for colors! But I do love the cat!

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  22. Great selection of colourful images, will take a look at other posts on your site!

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  23. Just the very challenge I can see you couldn’y resist Terri ! What a lovely colourfilled studio with Kush there unable to resist it either 🙂

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  24. what a great post! i love all of the images, but wow, that was fun to see the cat nestled on that stack of color!

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      1. ha! it was such a great surprise, and your sense of humor came through! z

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  25. These are fabulous! So Gorgeous. And Kush … she’s so cute!

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  26. Impossible to say no to colour – especially for you. Keep those colours coming Terri – they are a great gift to all the rest of us….

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  27. You’ve definitely found the perfect photo challenge.. you just emanate “color” Terri.. your home.. your craft.. your beautiful cat’s eyes.. color is at it’s finest when it’s around you! xx

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  28. artblablablablog April 5, 2013 — 9:50 PM

    Oh my, your studio is incredible, gorgeous colors! I would say you have risen to the occasion! Love the photo of the cat in the fabric closet, startling and beautiful!

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    1. I feel like I’m cheating to use Kush in the photos – she’s so adorable, but she’s in the studio so much that she belongs!

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