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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 03-22-2009 03:39 AM 900 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We come across these ideas, ideas which lead us to create things.
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Pieces of things that need adjusting, sanding, even fiddling with. Cutting this, notching that. Taking the time to attempt perfect fits and placement. These things typically start out as black and white. Maybe a drawing, or maybe they are not clear in the mind. When these things are clear in our minds they typically become clear, in color.
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Seeing it in color brings relief, the reality of its realism eases ones mind. These things may certainly have a roll in this world. A place where they will become secure, become one with each other. For now they certainly are things, parts, elements of a bigger picture. The emotions that fill our souls. Until these things become a whole we must embrace them, baby them, cradle them. Introduce them to one another in a wholistic manner, so when they are joined they are joined with love, care, and can accept each other without flaw.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~



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#1 posted 03-22-2009 04:16 AM

This is an interesting reflection on bringing a thought to fruition. In my case the realism doesn’t ease my mind but brings alarms and disappointing thought of why didn’t I see this before and god I hope a have enough stock to fix this. But more philosophically, I learned something.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 05:19 AM

You are right about the power of color. It’s like a skill. Some are better with it than others. I say this because I am terrible picking the right colors to match up. I’m more a shade of Grey type. Can draw really well but I struggle adding the right color. In wood working I stick with maple and walnut because I know they go well together, plus it’s fairly available here. Don’t wish for much but wish I had control of color.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 03-22-2009 05:53 AM

Perhaps something I never really thought that I thought about before, yet I have, at least for me in intarsia. Without the color aspect of the project in my mind, there really is none. Very interesting and thought provoking post. In the fact that the two that replied above me, Bureaucrat and mtnwild are both men, I am wondering if women do think more in color. I know I have read that like colorblindness is more of a guy thing, I wonder if color in itself is more of a woman thing. I mean after all you don’t very often hear a woman say I would like to carpet the house in some sort of (shade) I think we pin point the color further than that! Matter of fact I do not think I have ever thought of any wood working project in black and white or shades of gray. Very interesting. I can not wait to hear what others will say on this thread.
PEACE!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 05:56 AM

I just have to add one more thing I just noticed after I posted this. Above me mtnwild (Jack) signs his signature with the words, “It’s not what you see, it’s how you see it.” Yet he says he is a shades of grey sort of guy! Again, interesting.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#5 posted 03-22-2009 06:27 AM

I love color and can visualize it , I just can’t seem to achieve a control of the shades and complimentary teaming that I visualize. My color paintings I’m personally talking about. I think my drawing and composition are okay but when I add color I loose it. Close but no cigar.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 03-22-2009 03:45 PM

Keith, this really does make you stop and think about things. Thanks for the post and I’ll do some more reflection on this topic as I go through the day.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 03-22-2009 06:39 PM

I was a professional portrait photographer for many years and I did black and white photos more often than not. Color seemed to muddy the waters to much for me. I was always looking for the emotional aspect of the children I photographed and it seemed much more apparent in black and white. The only color I ended up doing in the end was hand coloring, because it was subtle and could be used to bring out more of the feeling I was looking for. With that said, my house is filled with color, every room is a different color and I have been told that I am very bold in my choices…I’m not sure if that’s a compliment or it’s the only way they can react without completely insulting me…LOL…doesn’t matter to me…I love it.

-- robbi-Yadahooty!

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