So over the weekend Craig and I went to a hardware store to pick up some gardening tools and while we were there I snapped up some paint chip samples so that I could use them to start playing with color ideas for the wedding. I thought it would be more fun than browsing through the infinite color chart in Photoshop. So I grabbed whatever colors struck my fancy, took them home, cut them, and laid them out to wait for inspiration to strike:
And then I just stared. No idea where to start. Then I started thinking I wish I picked up some turquoise. And purple. And black. I half heartedly took out colors I didn't like and succeeded in removing about 2 paint chips. woohoo!
With the attention span of a hamster, I turned my attentions elsewhere. I decided to take up a new knitting project and so proceeded to pull out all my knitting books and magazines. As I was sifting through them, I found myself swooning over a few project photos. After all, the pretty pictures are half the fun of collecting knitting books.
And then I got to thinking... I must be drawn to these particular pictures for some reason? Whatever it is, the color, the mood, the atmosphere, the styling... something about them catches my attention and gets my heart beating. So I took a picture of my favorite ones and made a simple collage to see if I can find any common threads:
I think you can immediately see what I saw. Apparently I love a little bit vintage, romantic but in a fun way, unexpected details, and rich saturated colors (though I won't say no to pink).
It's so cool that my hobby surprises me like this.
(images from: Thrown Together by Kim Hargreaves, Romantic Handknits by Annie Modesitt, Rowan Magazine 44, Rowan Vintage Style)