Thursday, October 30, 2014

Clear is a color

My favorite color is clear. What??? you say it's not a color? Oh yes it is. 

When I was a kid I remember being asked a question by an adult. "What's your favorite color?" I thought it was a shallow question. I looked up at a window, noticed I could see though it and said, "My favorite color is clear". Why do we need a favorite color, they are all so wonderful in their own way? Each color has a time and a purpose in our world. Reds warn us of danger. Blues are calming. Yellow pops your eyes open. Well...the idea of clear being a color stuck with me for a long time. Windows are clear, you can see every color of the rainbow through a window. Clear is a color. It comes glossy, frosted, matte or milky. Clear items reflect the color it's most near while still remaining true to it's real identity...that it's clear. 

Here's a sampling of some of my favorite clear jewelry.
I've stumbled upon another favorite clear thing. It's thread!!! A friend of mine, Elizabeth Eastmond of OPQuilt, recommend I use it for a circle wedge quilt. I'm currently using Superior Thread's Mono Poly and..

I'm in LOVE!!!!

Here's a sneak peak at my Urban Lights quilt for Four-in-Art group. The clear thread blends easily with everything and doesn't distract. It allows the color of the fabric to show without creating an interruption. 

1 comment:

  1. Glad you like that thread! I love it too. Did you know they have a smoke color that blends with darker fabrics? Or am I not supposed to mention that. . .