Happy New Year!!!!
I say, Happy New Year because it is time to inspire our new colorways for 2014!
The inspiration for the 2014 Colorway Contest came from this picture by artist Michael Chavel:
With this quote by A.J. McLean:
Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life.
When I read this, I thought:
Color is life and I love my life.
Music, for me, is the soundtrack of my memories, special events and everyday life. Music can lift me up and bring me down, but it always inspires me. I see music in colors. Sometimes these colors are deep and rich and at other times they are muted and soft.
My preference in music is eclectic. A part of me is Classic Rock. Another part adores Classical. I love R&B, Blues, and all forms of Jazz. Soundtracks (Broadway or Movie/TV) can fill my mornings, while Jay-Z moves me through my afternoons. My playlist includes Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Dean Martin, Guns and Roses, The Beatles, Adele and Metallica. I will listen to it all!
Most of my listening time is in the dye studio, so it is not surprising that Music and Color are inseparable in my life.
The 2014 monthly Design the Colorway contest is:
The Color of Music
Each month we will listen to a different style/genre/category of music. Inspiration for colorways can come from any apsect of that type of music. These can be either concrete or abstract ideas.
January 2014 will will be listening to Jazz!
Put your headphones on and suggest some Jazz inspired colorway ideas for the month of January. Have lots of fun with it!
You have until December 10th to post your ideas in the Ravelry Group. We will pick the colorways and annoucne them on the 15th. Pre-Orders will begin on December 15th. All orders placed by December 30th will a receive a 5% discount.
I am going to ask a favor-I would like to limit the number of ideas posted by each member to three. Also, is someone has already posted a picture, please do not repeat it.
Chosen Colorways will win a skein of that yarn!