Tomorrow they are calling for rain. Seems appropriate that "rain" is what was picked as a "color" theme this month for my Arts in the cards group. Every one sees color differently, especially between men and women. My step son and hubby will verify that this chart is true! (source found here)
What color is rain anyway? With rain, one thinks of a gray dingy day. Rain can be dark, it can be light, it can be hard, it can be soft, it can be reflective in color. It can react to so many things. It can be steamy, it can be cold, it can make things soggy or be absorbed, But as for the color itself, I see streaks. Especially streaks of a silvery gray with see through qualities. I thought long and hard about what I was going to do and finally it hit me. I decided to experiment reacting with an object using the colors I described. I actually chose my face as the object. Rain also has a feeling of being somber or a smell of being refreshed. (Perhaps I should put scratch and sniff scent of rain on these atc's... hmm.....)
For contrast, I shot my face with a web cam and used the black and white feature. Then I had a quilting pencil that sadly has been sitting here for years that I have never used! It was meant to mark quilts for hand quilting and since I machine quilt instead, it got tossed in my pencil drawer. The pencil is actually Roxanne's Quilter's Choice. It's so nice and shiny! It now goes in my colored pencil box and It shall be relabeled "rain".
I started striking lines through the photo copy of my photo hoping to see some details through it. The more that I covered it, I thought oh no, this isn't working as I got too heavy handed, but to my surprise when I picked up the photo, I could see that it actually made a hologram effect! How cool is that! All 3 of these are the same photo, just a different angle of the light that hits it.
This was actually the photo that I started with.
Also before it rained, I took photos of Karen's quilt that I finished machine quilting. I love the applique that she did with the diamond flowers! So very lovely!
Well, I am off to listening to the pitter patter of rain and continuing on to chapter seven of the book I started reading a couple of posts ago. May your day be filled with rainbows.