Sunday, January 08, 2006

Oh, that color

I have talked about the color red. It has always been my favorite color. There is a particular shade of red that just seems to be my favorite, favorite right now. As I was unpacking my purchases made in Ecuador this time I realized that this color was just inserting itself into everything I seem to be attracted to. I bought these scarves to give as gifts (maybe saving at least one for myself) in similar but not identical color schemes.

Then I found this chenille shawl and couldn't resist the color. (Replaced that bad picture--this is more like it. Not at all like flamingo feathers, Mary!)

Next came a hand-woven tablecloth, that is probably going to become a shower curtain.

This spicy, warm, orange-y, paprika-y red keeps speaking to me. I keep looking at those scarves and thinking I need to do some small color studies based on those colors. It will be a miracle if I can get into my fabric this week, but I see this color when I close my eyes and I have been dreaming about it.


  1. Anonymous2:25 AM

    Isn't that just about the best color ever!? I had a shirt that the catalog called "chili" that was the color you are talking about. I loved it literally to death. When I went back and ordered a new one, this one was more of a deep burgundy red--a lovely color, too, but not that gorgeous dark chili powder red. I sometimes wish I had saved a piece of it, but that may have just made me sad. I'm a rednik, too. (In case you couldn't tell :o)

  2. Beautiful stuff...the color of that shawl intrigues me...I'm thinking maybe flamingo feathers?

  3. Anonymous4:11 AM

    If you're even DREAMING of it, ya gotta do something fantabulous about it! Love the scarves etc, what a great vibrant red.

  4. Anonymous9:18 AM

    You would look gorgeous in this color. I had a red period a couple of years ago. This year it is chocolate brown and orange.

  5. That is a very pretty orange-red. It always mkes me think of cayenne pepper.