The Colour Project

For 2012 I have taken on the challenge of a daily personal colour project.

I will explore a different colour each month starting with White throughout January. The challenge is to do something related to that colour everyday. To read, write, discover and explore lots of textile ideas. This is purely experimental, flow of ideas, not finished pieces. Some will work and be great as a bank of references for future artworks…others will not. That’s ok.

The Colour Project is a daily addition to my textile practice…I will try to keep the samples to A5 size and limit the amount of time they take. My intention is not for perfection of technique, but to allow concepts to develop.

January – White

February – Black

March – Yellow

April – Blue

May – Orange

June – Brown

July – Red

August – Green

September – Purple

October – Indigo

November – Pink

December – Shadows



3 thoughts on “The Colour Project

  1. Hi Louise,
    I was referred here by Steve in his latest newsletter. Wow! What a project. Thank you for sharing it. Very inspiring and a chance to learn about your beautiful work. I may undertake something on a shorter timescale to start with and see how it goes–maybe a month. The idea of committing for a full year seems a bit daunting at the moment. I do love the idea of the process naturally bringing one into a more experimental state. For me, practicing working in short periods of time instead of needing a large block of time might be a good place to start.
    Thanks again for your inspiration!

    • Hi Katy,

      I’m glad you are inspired. I found that the commitment to do something, even when I didn’t have much time or any great idea of what to do often lead to the best pieces.
      All the best for your project.


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