Palette Musings – Out And About

Craft UFOs Accumulating

I know I can’t be the only crafter that looks at their pile of unfinished crafts, says to themselves “I’m totally going to finished all of these before I start a new one!”, then gets sidetracked with the craft equivalent of a shiny object and ends up starting new projects anyway. Right? Not just me?

Well, that’s what I seem to be stuck on lately: starting a bunch of new projects with some larger old ones looming just behind me and peeking over my shoulder with their yarny grasps trying to get my attention while I attempt to make a dive into my growing yarn stash to hide.

I’d been hoping to finish a few smaller and medium projects so I could share some more free patterns with you all, but I think I’ve gotten myself thoroughly cornered by projects and in need to crochet my way out first. So instead of leaving you with nothing for that much longer, I’ll be sharing another set of color palettes I made for a little inspiration. Enjoy!

On A Drive

Near my childhood home, there is a little winding road through a residential area that leads to this pretty view of some of the small farms below. With all the earthy tones present, I couldn’t pass up the chance to make a palette out of this scene.

《Farm in the Distance Palette》

《Farm in the Distance Palette》

Changing Colors

Right on the ground where I stood to take that first photo was a whole bunch of little drying pods and seeds; I found it interesting to see the progression of color change as they aged and rotted.

《Green and Pink Palette》

《Green and Pink Palette》

Mom’s Garden

Sometime later, while at my mother’s house, I snapped a picture of the interesting little fuzzy bits that bloomed in tree in her front yard. Imagine a huge tree filled with these little clusters of fluffy flowers.

《Fuzzy Tree Palette》

《Fuzzy Tree Palette》

Shrinking But Brighter

Even when they shrink and shrivel up, the small fuzzy flowers look pretty dotted among the green foliage. They even manage to clump up and look more saturated like this.

《Pink Fuzzy Flower Palette》

《Pink Fuzzy Flower Palette》

Herbs and Bugs

It even surprised me to find that amount of color on the tiny bugs buzzing amongst the herb garden mom had planted.

《Parsley Flower and Fly Palette》

《Parsley Flower and Fly Palette》

Further From Home

This next palette came out pretty. My cousins and I took a short road trip north of here and I got some awesome pictures. We decided to stop at a bunch of roadside attractions, and spend time getting lost in them. This was one place: The Bottle Tree Ranch. There was a fun and shiny forest of colored glass bottles and antiques dotting the area. Weird and worth the drive.

《Bottle Tree Palette》

《Bottle Tree Palette》

Until Next Time

I hope these palettes prove helpful to you in your crafting endeavors! Leave me a comment or any questions below. You can also find me on the Family Craft Studio facebook, tumblr, instagram, and pinterest pages. Happy crafting!

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