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Many thanks, Geni. I welcome you!
What gorgeous pictures and color!
Thank you, Karen. Isn’t the world beautiful! Sometimes it’s hard to take the time to really look at it because we get so busy. One of my new goals is to stop when I see something that catches my breath and really take the time to enjoy its beauty.
Wow! What a wonderful way to enhance our learning on colour. Many thanks.
Thanks for reading the blog. I appreciate it.
I need all the help I can get with color. Thanks so much. If you get back to L.V. or Henderson, give me a call.
I think your quilts are beautiful, but I am really happy you are reading the color blogs. I will definitely let you know when Henderson is in the schedule again. Say “hi” to everyone. I hope you are not sweltering. It’s a cool summer here thus far, but we have hopes for the next few days.
So glad to have found your blog , I really look forward to learning a lot about color . Thanks so much for sharing.
I love this: “One of my new goals is to stop when I see something that catches my breath and really take the time to enjoy its beauty”. That is such an inspiring goal. Thanks for the subscription!
Thank you for joining me. Let me know if you have any suggestions or questions. At the moment I have a long list of my own, which should keep us pretty busy for a while. Happy coloring!
You are very welcome. Thanks for joining me. Next week we are traveling down a completely different color path. See you soon.
AM NOW OFFICIALLY A PROUD MEMBER OF YOUR BLOG!!
I WILL CERTAINLY ENJOY THIS!
I am honored! So good to have you. Do let me know if you have any questions or suggestions….. See you soon.
This is exciting! I’m already looking at my backyard differently!
I am so glad you are joining me on my blog. I love your enthusiasm. Isn’t it wonderful to have summer finally visit us? Yes, use your back yard as an exploration of nature’s color nuances. It’s fun to do. Yesterday i just had to purchase two dinner plate dahlia plants because their colors were so enticing. Now I have to find a third one, so they look complete.
Thank you Joen for this valuable and instructive series on colour – I feel I can never learn enough about this topic! Cheers, Linda
Thanks, Linda. I think you’re right. it’s a life time of fun adventures in color. There’s always something to puzzle about and try to figure out. It’s fun and exciting.
Love reading all your color therories.
Thanks for taking the time to visit and read Playing with Color. I am so glad to have you join me in this color journey.
Love this blog! Looking forward to color mixing. Loved Flamboyant Orange! Very interesting!
I’m glad you love the blog. We’re getting close to some more color mixing. Still have a few colors to think about before mixing.
Greetings from central Oregon. I started a message to you a few minutes ago and then hit a wrong key and it “disappeared” – so I’m not sure if it was submitted or not. At any rate, I wanted you to know that I read your blog for the first time today and couldn’t wait to sign up. I am a member of the Sewjourners’ group that created the Color Cascade quilts, so I was excited to see Wendy’s piece – but I enjoyed all the articles. I look forward to more exciting content. Thanks!
Welcome. I am glad you have joined us. It’s delightful meeting you. Also thanks for making one of those beautiful color quilts. Which color was your quilt? I hope you send me a jpg picture of your quilt and your comments via my email for a future Color Cascade post. Happy coloring! Joen
Joen, my quilt was red-blue (color #18). I’ll write up something and send it to you shortly. I currently have an informal photo of the quilt taken at a guild meeting (which I’ll send to you as well). My daughter (a professional photographer, as well as a quilter) plans to photograph it as soon as I get it back from Livermore. I should be able to send that to you by the end of next week.
I’m looking forward to receiving your GORGEOUS COLORFUL blog!!!!! Makes my day more exciting……thanks for doing it…….
I am so glad you like my color blog— and I am glad you think the colors are gorgeous. It’s been fun pawing through my photos to see what works with what colors…..and I am always a bit surprised at what I find. Sometimes I am even surprised at what I don’t find…… Next week yellow will be one of those colors that will surprise me, as I have no idea what is in my “photo” library that is calling itself yellow. We’ll all be surprised, I’m sure. Thanks for writing. I really appreciate knowing what people think or wish for…. I know you know about color, so it’s particularly meaningful to have your comments. Take care. Joen
A very good friend suggested your blog as the most understandable color person. I need to join.
Welcome! Thanks so much for joining us. I suggest you begin at the beginning, as time permits. Go to the first Playing with Color blog post “How Blue is Blue?”. It will be at the very bottom of the pack. Then read the green post and work your way through the different colors within the color wheel. That will give you a sense of the world of color. It’s a good beginning. You don’t need to do any of the homework unless you wish and have the time.
We will begin a new little series of color studies later this week. Just take your time and have fun. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
I began the blog in mid July and often made two postings per week, but I think that was a little ambitious for our busy lives. So I am trying to keep the posts to one per week.
If we use nature as our color guide, things become clearer. Thus, most of our color study will be based on nature. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
I am eager to now “belong” to this site. Thanks so much.
You are SO welcome!
So enjoyed your talks at the Fraser Valley Guild this November! I made notes, went home and typed them up and posted them in my quilt room. Depth and Layers here I come …..
Thanks, Wanda. I am so glad you enjoyed them. You have a great group of quilters in your guild…..and very talented members too. I feel so fortunate to have been invited to join all of you. Joen
Love your information on colors. Love your color wheel and have given it as gifts to other quilters. Thanks to Laura Nownes now i love the smaller and easy toi carry color selector. I’m hooked on your web sit and have passed your information on to many of my friends. Thanks for the wonderful job you do for us. Susan
Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so happy to hear that you like what I am doing. That makes it very worthwhile. Also, thanks for spreading the word about the blog. I do find my color tool a great companion when I am out and about. I never know when I will need it. It’s difficult to carry a color accurately in one’s mind, so rather than stress about it, the color tool works for me. Again, many thanks. Joen
I’m very happy to join your blog! I love to photograph nature and wow is she a great teacher in colours indeed! Thanx for helping us see that even more and better and to use her tricks in our own colour play. You’re a great teacher too. I borrowed your book “Color Play”, Dutch version: “Kleurgebruik voor Quilters”, from the library. Very supportive in understanding how colour works! It sure helps me with my first quilt. Thanks and greetings from Arnhem, The Netherlands.
I’m very happy that I’ve subscribed to your blog. You have so much knowledge and were the best teacher I have ever had.
Thanks, Kathy. That’s a very nice compliment. It is such a pleasure to teach. I am always honored to be invited to share my ideas and information. Hope to see you sometime in the future. Joen
Just discovered your blog Joen, it is wondrous to say the least….thank you for inspiring me to look, listen, learn and love…. have been in awe of colour since I was a little girl and now you make it all fit into place for me…thanks so much… when are you coming to Australia again? I will be first in line!!!
Thanks for the really nice comments. I appreciate what you have written and I am so glad you are finding my blog helpful. With regard to travel to Australia, I haven’t been there to teach since 1997 (or thereabouts). I met many fantastic quilters in my classes, such as Beth Miller and Gloria Loughman. I only travel to places where I am invited. So an invitation has to be extended to me before I pack my bags and head to that beautiful land of yours. Happy coloring! Joen
Looking forward to learning more about color from you. I’ve been reading COLOR PLAY and love it. Where can I buy a simple IVES Color Wheel? Carol
Thanks for writing. You can purchase The Studio Color Wheel from C & T Publishing directly online (www.ctpub.com). We partnered together to create this color wheel, as none has been commerically available. It’s large (good to hang on the wall or place on the table). I like to use it for a basic reference while I use the color tool for my actual work horse. Joen
Dear Joen, it’s always amazes me how the universe works! I bought your book Color play on Tuesday at my local quilt store, I received an email from Craftsy yesterday promoting your on-line class (which i promptly signed up for) and have just discovered this wonderful blog, clearly all roads lead to you and exploring colour at present! many thanks, Andrea
DEAR JOEN I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR THE LAST 4 HOURS TO TRY AND ORDER THE PATTERN FOR THE MAGNIFICENT METAMORPHOSIS MARINERS COMPASS . PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP ME OUT WITH THIS . THANK YOU IN ADVANCE LYNDA
There is no pattern to this quilt. It was designed by Lois Dunten. She drew out the pattern using concentric circles, circular degrees, protractor, and ruler. It’s simple to do, if you remember our high school geometry lessons about circles. Give it a try. It’s fun to create your own mariners’ compass designs.
i just discovered you. Have been looking for help with becoming more courageos with color in my quilts so you are just the ticket! I look forward to following you!
I’m so happy to be able to subscribe to your website. I have your Craftsy course and am sometimes overwhelmed by the immensity of the theory of colour. Your teaching is clear and I often find myself going back to your class to hear your calm voice teaching. I look forward to learning more from your postings. I know that I can apply this to every part of my life: clothing, quilting, house furnishing choices, and in learning to look at the world through colour. Thank you, Joan.
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