how playing around with your camera and different light
can teach you a thing or two about quilting?
One of my goals this year is to use more white in my work. I tend to shy away from white unless it is a neutral or bold design element. It’s the same way in our home; I’ll always pick the lightest of grey instead of white, so I want to start playing more with whites. I have, by the way, set quite a few small goals for myself, which I will get back to as I work at them. So far I have started at
- becoming a confident zipperista
- using more yellow
- embracing white.
So, you can’t make an omelet without breaking any eggs, or use white (or yellow for that matter) without a white fabric stash and I had to purchase some new fabric. It’s not like white on whites makes your heart sing by looking at them on a screen, but fabric shopping is fabric shopping and still quite fun I’d say.
The package arrived the other evening and my camera was out anyway, so I took a few pictures in (halogen) lamp light.
Then I repeated the process the next day in daylight.
Can you see the positive/negative effect when they are next to each other?
It’s quite striking, isn’t it.
So, hanging on a wall, the white on white fabrics will look very different depending on the light
– meaning that if you put your colours together in lamp light, they may look totally different the very next day.
I always knew this truth about colours, but not even white is only white, is it.