Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our Next Colorplay Theme

If you were expecting a Hawai'i-inspired theme you'd be right. I felt compelled to choose something to reflect my island home, as temporary as it may be.

Our third colorplay theme is called "Kilauea" after Hawai'i's active volcano.



When I think of Kilauea, I think of the blackness of cooled lava, and it's myriad textures, from slow moving undulation, to glassy bits spewn forth, to the bubbly a'a rock formed when hot lava meets cool ocean. I think of red heat, and the red lehua blossom sacred to Pele the volcano goddess and Laka, the goddess of hula. And I think of the chartreuse of the young uluhe fern barely veiled by the sulfur mists of the volcano's steam vents.



This theme could be interpreted as volcano in general, or Kilauea specifically. You can use my photos as inspiration, or work with the palette of red, orange, chartreuse, black and greys. Choose the jumping off point that excites you!

9 comments:

Gerrie said...

Oh, I love this color palette. I have lots of ideas percolating with these colors and texture.

Françoise said...

Oh! The Belgian flag, with a dash of grey and orange...
;-)

Nikki said...

An exciting change after the coolness of an icy winter day. Not my usual palette so this will be a challenge.

Karen said...

The chartreuse most have you excited Gerrie! I'm interested to see how I do with an expanded color palate.

Diane said...

What a great inspiration, Kristin -- definitely not my usual palette, but it will be a great challenge.

Brenda said...

This is fun Kristin. Thank you! I made a volcano quilt for the passion theme (remember Irrepressible?) only it turned out more like fireworks:-( I look forward to seeing what we all come up with for this challenge.

Terry said...

Very interesting. That is a pretty specific pallette! I am going to have to think a bit about this one.

Kristin L said...

Remember that this is just a jumping off point. Terry, if you'd rather take inspiration from the words or photos, that would be OK. And Karen, I won't take offense if you pick your two or three favorites from this to work with. My intent is to inspire, not confine.

Chantel said...

There's so much scope. Looking forward to the interpretations of the volcanic colour palette. Even I am feeling creative :)