ColorPlay: Compass

More imagery from my Disney trip. This was a new image that I had never seen before and it really appealed. The detail is fabulous. In hunting around for an image for today, I thought of this. It didn’t turn out to be great for color, but I think some of the palettes are interesting. … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Compass”

ColorPlay: Tile

I got back from a trip with my SILs and nieces to Disneyland and California Adventure on Sunday. As usual, I was overwhelmed by visual stimulation. I have previously written in couple of places about the colors and motifs I see at the parks. I do think I posted a photo of this mosaic/tile before, … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Tile”

ColorPlay: Windspinner

I took this photo in Tahoe. I really like those Windspinners.I can’t buy one, because DH gets sick. There are a lot of colors, if a person is careful with the little Palette Builder circles. I had fun looking for them. Despite my efforts, the default palette is still a bunch of neutrals.  It is … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Windspinner”

ColorPlay: Umbrellas

I’m always looking for photos with the most color possibilities. This week is no exception. I took this photo in Portland. The umbrellas were hanging down from the ceiling, covering the ceiling. It doesn’t have as many colors as I would like, but until I start playing with the Palette Builder, I always think the … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Umbrellas”

ColorPlay: deYoung Flowers

I took a few photos at a special exhibit held at the deYoung in late March. I can’t remember the name of the exhibit. They do it every year and it is up for a very short time. Someone chooses artworks and matches them up with floral designers who create a floral arrangement that matches, … Continue reading “ColorPlay: deYoung Flowers”

ColorPlay: Tool Tote

I really like the Philip Jacobs fabric in the Tool Tote and decided to do a ColorPlay using one of the photos from the post. Again, the default is not all neutral. There are quite a number of violets. This palette provides another group of violets with some neutrals included. It is kind of dark … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Tool Tote”

ColorPlay: Yergacheffe

I was really happy to find this photo. I was looking for it for some reason a little while ago. I saw this sign in a coffee shop years ago and the motif sticks in my mind as some interesting and different. The colors are interesting, too. The default colors this time tend towards purple, … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Yergacheffe”

ColorPlay: Tile

I saw this quilt-like pattern of tile on one of my daily walks. The default is less neutral than normal. It actually looks somewhat beachy. I went for my usual monochromatic palette and came up with a series of blues. Sadly, the website was having a problem despite me switching browsers, so there are only … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Tile”

ColorPlay: Bar Color

I took a picture of this bar area before this restaurant stopped carrying gluten free noodles. I finally dug the photo out, because of the bright and cheerful nature and had some fun creating palettes. The default palette was less neutral-y than usual, which was a pleasant surprise. The red tones are an interesting addition. … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Bar Color”

ColorPlay: Afternoon Tea

I came across this photo as I was perusing possible ColorPlay photos. In 2004 I went to afternoon tea at the Ritz with my mom, grandmother and mother-in-law. It was nominally for my grandmother’s birthday and one of the first times she had come to see me. This was not a great photo choice as … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Afternoon Tea”


I take walks at lunch and there is a lot of construction going on around my office, which means I can’t walk the same way every day. I also don’t know the neighborhood very well and I walk on different streets every day, so I see different things every day. I thought about cropping out … Continue reading “ColorPlay:Tile”

ColorPlay: Crater Lake

Someone really should try to make dresses out of the blue that is this lake. It is an unbelievable color. Default: look! not all neutrals, though the tool couldn’t avoid neutrals completely. Palette 1: monochromatic. I worked hard to make sure the blues were different. One good thing about Kona is they have a lot … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Crater Lake”

ColorPlay: Birdhouse

This is a photo from the Alden Lane Quilt show from last September. I picked it because it is so cheerful looking. First, I had to pick out the candy colors. You know I love the brights. I did another palette of brights, because I thought I could. I think this palette is a little … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Birdhouse”

ColorPlay: Splatter Art

I am revisiting old posts and came up with this Dose of Daily Art post. I thought it would be a good ColorPlay – kind of revisiting old friends. The default is, for once, not all neutrals. I like this one. It reminds me of the circus, but not a primary circus. I wasn’t quite … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Splatter Art”

ColorPlay: Modern Building

There is a lot of building going on near my office. Barely moving my head, I can see at least 5 cranes when I get off the train without having to turn my head. The sound of jackhammers, hammering and other construction noises fill the air all day. I walk around at lunch trying to … Continue reading “ColorPlay: Modern Building”