Monday, March 7, 2011

Chartreuse inspiration

I took this picture in Kyoto last summer. I really like it and am thinking of using it as starting point for a 12x12 quilt.
But then, when I hear 'chartreuse', I also think of Stendhal and of his novel "La Chartreuse de Parme" and I feel like reading it again.


nicolette said...

Such a wonderfujl picture! You always show so much inspiration from Japan!

Guess what Françoise... I’m just reading an article in the Marie Claire Idées about Kyoto, ‘une sérénité impériale’ and saw a picture of trees reflecting in the water and I thought... chartreuse!

Vicki said...

The picture is so beautiful. I could stare at it all day... now how to recreate it in fibre. Stick with the picture. I'm sure you will do something wonderful with it.

Nikki said...

I love the colors! Our rocks are just gray.

Diane said...

What a beautiful picture! It makes me think of seaglass, which I think it's the only way I'd see underwater stones that color here. It would make a beautiful starting point.

By the way, when I was a kid, for some reason I thought chartreuse was a deep, hot pink. It just sounded like a pink word to me! So I still have to think to remember that it's green. (Wouldn't it be funny if I made a pink quilt for this response?)

Kristin L said...

Gorgeous stones Françoise! Diane, I've always thought that chartreuse and puce were the strangest color names -- neither one really conjures up their color.