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



5 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.


  2. It is a very interesting and inspiring project, ; to create something every day. Two years ago while on a trip to Melbourne, I saw and bought an A5 sized book, ‘ Draw something every day’ I had been thinking about doing something like this for some time so bought the book and began. I enjoyed it so much I continued into a second year and now, on my third year I bought much better quality watercolour paper and had it cut and bound into A5 books. Great; the paper really enhances the drawings/ paint. Now I am wondering about ruling up a length of white cotton fabric into a 2″ grid and embroidering a leaf every day ( Embroidery in various coloured thread, applique of felt or fabric, maybe paint or printing as well.) Your project has really inspired me to give this idea a go. I find that the book, sitting there waiting to be drawn in, really pushes me to think about what I want to draw, stirs my creativity, makes me look around , where ever I am during the day, to find something to draw. Thanks for your inspiration; I really must make a start on my leaves. Many thanks.

    • Hi Mary,
      You must have a wonderful body of work now and a well established daily art routine!
      Enjoy your journey into stitching – and send me some images.
      Thanks for writing.

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