"This week, channel color. Write about, or think about, or sing about your relationship with color. Or your inability to see color. Or how you hate all color. Or how you live for color. Think about what colors you are drawn to. About the colors you wear. The colors you choose to have in your home."
i realized fairly quickly that by far my strongest feeling about color is that i need ALL of them--every single one! there may be colors i like more than others, or color combinations i use more than others, or colors i would never, EVER, wear...but to me, there are NO "extra" colors! from there i started thinking about the spectrum, and the phrase "ROY G. BIV is my best friend" popped into my head...and stayed there!
i had the idea of bits cut from magazines right away, and strips pretty soon after. i was planning to make a more traditional collage...with lots of coordinating embellishments for each color...and the phrase running across the collage...but somehow the strips didn't want to become a collage, they wanted to stay separate, and furthermore, they wanted to stay PLAIN. from there the white background, white chipboard, and black outlined letters just fell into place.
but then, when you open the page, you've got all the colors of the spectrum
(photos cut from magazines; heidi swapp chipboard letters; ki memories alphabet rub-ons)