Monday, August 23, 2010

inspiration monday

several weeks ago, alisa burke offered her "color your world" online class, and since my total knowledge of color will fit on the tip of a pin, i couldn't resist signing up.  this class focused more on the simple aspects of color theory (there's nothing heavy here), and alisa gave us lots of  ideas of how to look at color in our every day lives.....and then apply it to our creative world.   
our first exercise was to make our own color wheel based on something that inspires us.....

and since these little thumbuds are my main source of inspiration these days, this is what i came up with. after i was finished, though, i wondered exactly where all the color was......there seems to be a lot more black and white on this color wheel than anything else!  and then i remembered that i already have two store-bought color wheels that are saturated with color,  but they don't have nearly this much personality, whimsy, or cuteness factor.
 so, this is the one that inspires me.  
this is the one that makes me smile.  
and this is the one that truly colors my world!!

color wheel created using hand-carved thumbprint stamp, micron pen, 
stamp pads, watercolor pencils, 2B graphite pencil

37 comments:

nacherluver said...

That is so absolutely adorable! I love how they're all holding hands!!!
I wish I thought with that much cuteness factor all the time :)

Ludid said...

it colors mine too. i love seeing your personality emerge.

Martha Lever said...

OH MY OH MY!!! I am smiling big time and saying to myself-this is the cutest color chart in the world! Really, in the whole wide world!

Rebecca Anthony said...

I love your color wheel!! This is perfect and SO you!!!

Doda said...

Gorgeous! I love , love , love it! You are so clever!

PaperPumpkin said...

This is THEE color wheel of all color wheels!!! Your cuteness factor went up even higher. Oh my...!♥ Enjoy Monday, lori!

Rachel said...

That's the cutest colour wheel I've ever seen! Perfect!

Julie Bagamary said...

So cute!

tami said...

what a sweet color wheel!!

Jancalligrapher said...

Oh, I love it. The cutest color wheel I have ever seen for sure. It is so YOU. Have a great day. Thanks for sharing with us, it makes me think of color wheels in a whole new way.

Estivalia said...

that is surely the most adorable color-wheel ever!

Dolores said...

It looks like the top of a cake. Hmmm, every slice a different colour - now that would be nice.
Those little thumbprints are just do darn cute.

Jo Miller said...

that. . . . . . is . . . . . . . adorable!

chrissy said...

thumb buds RULE the color chart world!
you make me smile ALL the time.
really!
you
do!
xo
c

K said...

This is the one that inspires you, huh? Weeeeell, no wonders!!!

noodle and lou said...

absolutely WONDERFUL...just like YOU! i've missed you soooo much lori! where does the time go? thanks for stopping by today...i always adore hearing from you. and i always enjoy your blog. you are so uplifting and always bursting with creativity. and truly...i could stare at your lettering all day. you are such a talent. when i was a girl in school, i loved writing and trying to make my letters just right. i would actually copy my homework over and over until i was perfectly pleased with my handwriting:) maybe a little much...but i thought of that when i saw your post about lettering:) happy monday! xox...jenn

Marie aka Grams said...

Lori, your inspiration Mondays are my very favorite beginnings. They put me in a happy frame of mind for the whole week. Thank you.

Eden said...

Lori, I love your color wheel! Those little thumbpals are so versatile too!!!

Veronica said...

Much happier than the store bought variety :)

rachel awes said...

way to put
your
imprint
into
full
wheeling
color
& shine out
YOU!
love it!
delightfulllll!
xox

Megan Coyle said...

So cute, I love this! Such a fun color wheel.

Nancy said...

I love your color wheel...It's got to be the cutest one ever...and surely will bring smiles to your face when you use it or even just look at it.....so precious.....

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rebecca said...

The prettiest color wheel I've ever seen.

Claire M said...

What a delightful and original color wheel. I love it!!

Sophia said...

I absolutely LOVE them and your colour wheel. SweeEEtt! :)

Crystal said...

This color wheel is as cute as... um... well...
a thumbud's ear!!! :-D

Just looking at it has me giggling with delight, and you know what? I think I hear music by Chicago in the background! ;-)

So, so, creative, Lori!

xoxo

Atticelf said...

What a great color wheel. The regular ones have such a deficit of personality - not this baby!

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aimee said...

i love your thumb-bud-chums! i want a passel of them running around my house!

Patty S said...

wooooooooooooooooooow.
so beautiful. :-) those little fingerprint friends of yours are going on quite an adventure!!!!

Lancerika said...

Maybe is the whimsy factor I
love about your little
thumbuds..we all see
colour (or the lack of)
differently, it is kind
of like a mistery to me..
keep on coloring your sweet
world:))

Kelly Warren said...

that is the most fabulous colorwheel i have ever seen. your thumb people make the perfect models. :-)

Beedeebabee said...

THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST, CUTEST, MOST ADORABLE COLOR WHEEL, EVER!!! I LOVE this, Lori! I love the way you positioned their little arms...just everything about it is CHARMING! xoxo Paulette

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Jeff said...

That is awesome!

Erica said...

This could possibly be the cutest thing I have ever seen! How about a print on Etsy? :-)

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