Personal symbols…

Beth has chosen this theme at Mixed Media Monday today. I choose to use oranges and greens a lot in my art. These are colours I have found myself combining for a couple of years now, subconsciously. I understand green as symbolising growth and renewal, but orange? Nah… I used to be a blonde before I turned grey, so orange was a colour I avoided religiously!

However, I was intrigued to read that ‘orange is the colour of creativity’ a few weeks ago… so here are a couple of examples of recent creations with these personal growth colours – in my rather shabby, grungey style!!

Words and flowers... handmade arty-pin

I have a fondness for French text too! I love language – I used to speak 5 fluently. I hear (or heard) languages the way some people hear music, which is truly a gift, and I’d only have to spend about 3 months in a foreign country to pick up the language well enough to speak with a good degree of fluency!

A cuff without a clasp... WIP

Just needs finishing off… Well I shall be AWOL at the end of this week as we head off to Wales for the 3rd annual Reels on Wheels Fishing Festival. It’ll be the first time I’ve attended and I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to it! 3 days away with my DH, friends and fishing. I just hope the weather’s kind!! 🙂

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  1. Sandy

     /  May 31, 2010

    Wow this is fabulous.
    Realy great fabric work again. Love it.

  2. Really a striking piece, so much to see and it all flows together!!!
    good luck on reeling!!!!

  3. I’m impressed with the linguistic ability, what a wonderful talent to have. I learnt a few words of Greek last week on holiday, but that alphabet sure had me baffled. Have a great time fishing. Oh yes, lovely creations as always 🙂

  4. Wonderful pieces, Rosie!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. B

     /  May 31, 2010

    Oh, these are really cool! And I didn’t know that about orange. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Beautiful fabric art and your use of orange and green is so filled with life and energy. Beautiful work Rosie!

  8. Wow, these really “pop” with color–they are fabulous!!!!

  9. Amazing piece of art and five languages is amazing too. I still don’t have one mastered :))

  10. Hmmm.. orange and creativity? That’s interesting. I have been drawn to orange more lately. I wonder if that means my creativity is expanding?

  11. Oh I love orange, my favorit color, your pin and your cuff are so beautiful Rosie.

  12. Orange is just an amazing color on so many levels! Love these. Great work!

  13. mixedmediamonday

     /  June 5, 2010

    Beautiful, Rosie! I hope you got your internet sorted! Diane


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