Friday, February 4, 2011

Bringing Color Indoors

I'm thinking a lot about red in these days leading up to Valentine's Day. It's pretty hard not to. So when I was looking through my photos from last summer's adventures, I was particularly struck by this thimble berry's bold red color. The snapshot was taken on a hike late last summer in the Olympic mountains — just moments before I gobbled it up.

Longtime readers of this blog know that my work is highly influenced by the colors I find in nature. But now, as I look outside my window at the endless threat of gray and raindrops, I see very little color. It's that time of year when all of the color that inspires me is now indoors — I've painted my walls brightly, small bud vases of flowers perch on window sills, and snapshots like the one above hang in my studio as inspiration. In the spirit of Valentine's day, I even stitched together a felt heart banner to hang in the kitchen — the social focal point of my home.

[ABOVE] The hearts and letters on the Kata Golda Valentine banners are cut from wool felt and hand-stitched to a cotton twill ribbon, which extends 20" from each side of the banner. Available on Etsy in "love" or "xoxoxo". View additional designs.

In other words, my house is decorated with love.

~ Kata Golda

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  1. Hi Kata. I have just bought your book in the UK. I love all your creations

  2. Thanks! I'd love to see what you choose to create first — you can post the photos on my Facebook page: