Friday, February 25, 2011


"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors.  I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns".  ~ Winston Churchill

This isn't about compliments - which folks go fishing for - but rather, complements, as in complementary colors! 
 If you know your color wheel, then you'll be aware that complementary colors sit across from each other on the color wheel.  That means that one of the complementary colors is warmer in hue, while the other is cooler.  I love to use complementary colors together in my quilts and beadwork because they set up visual vibration. 
 They dance, they sing, and they make magic together!


  1. I've been all about blue and orange in the past few months - the combination makes me so happy.

  2. and the middle looks like a spiders web of sorts .. so very lovely Anna

  3. That is gorgeous Anna, both the bracelet and the photo. I do love the colors you chose! Thanks so much for your note, I love to hear things like that. :) And I agree, I think you'll be doing your own shots from now on...

  4. You have a color palette that is so very "Anna". It comes through in so much of your work and is so gorgeous. This is beautiful!

  5. You must have read "Painting as a Pastime" by of my favorites of his writings!
    Wonderful beadwork here...

  6. i am dancing and singing with your magic, anna ...
    your work, your art ... absolutely exquisite ...

    love your quote ~ can't you just hear churchill saying those words!


  7. Exquisitely beautiful work. WOW!