A group of art friends have started a Color Journal Tip-In Round Robin. The colors for my first set of pages are olive and teal. I hadn't given much thought to what I would make with these two colors but as I was driving along a street on my lunch hour the other week, I saw a beautiful mural painted on the side of a building. The mural was made of painted shards of color resembling a mosaic. It was so vibrant with all the warm colors. I loved how the use of these smaller mosaic pieces allowed for a smooth transition of color from yellow to orange to red. And, in that instant, I knew what I would do for my pages.
I went to Wal-mart and headed straight to the paint department where I raided the paint chips from olive to teal and all the colors in between! When I was ready to begin, I played with the paint chips placing them in order from olive to teal, dark to light and when I was happy with the gradation, I started cutting the paint chips into random-sized triangles.
It was very relaxing to piece the triangles together gradually moving from olive to teal. Of course, many of the pieces needed to be sized down to fit a particular space but I really enjoyed the process. When the pages were complete and I took a step back, I don't know why, but it loosely reminded me of a river flowing.
I created a window to frame a quote printed onto a transparency. In this quote, Maya Angelou compares the spirit of a woman in harmony with herself to that of a flowing river.