Wednesday, October 1, 2008

How does colour and print effect you?

I am ironing some fat quarters that I've recently received and washed...the following is a photo of one of these. This print just made me feel, well, nauseous. I really don't like it. I could hardly look at it long enough to know why I don'tt like it.



The next photo shows one that I had ironed earlier in the pile, and this one I loved - loved it so much, it gave me the feeling that I wanted to step into it, or crawl into it and have a nap, lol. Does that sound too weird?



Just in case it was the structured pattern of the 2nd piece I liked, and the unstructure of the 1st piece that was bothering me, here's a photo of a similarly unstructured piece with different colours, that I do like.



The colour difference between piece 1 and 2 is the addition of a pink and a green - I like these colours! I use them a lot! So, I just don't know what turns me off that particular piece.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Penny, I'm not nauseated by the first fabric, but I do see baby heads! little round heads with eyes--kind of like those gorky babies you see in sci fi shows. Maybe that's what's doin it!
Lurking Linda
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Audrey said...

I love that fabric. Save it for me. LOL

Audrey

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