Nature and colours have always been fascinating to me – why is it we are often drawn to similar colours or combinations?
My natural predilection is always jewel colours – ruby reds, azure blues, dramatic purples and wonderful emerald or jade greens and turquoises. This hand-spun wool is a perfect example of these preferences…
I’ve just returned from a lovely week in beautiful Marbella in Andalusia, it was a very inspirational trip in more ways than one. I often find I get stuck in a rut of using these (albeit gorgeous!) colours to the exclusion of others. Of course, not everyone has the same taste as me!
But this late Summer break has turned my head (and I don’t just mean the handsome Spanish waiters!) – I seem to have a new fixation on fiery latin colours… The latin culture and bold nature and colour schemes all really appealed to me.
Just look at these bonkers white and pink hisbiscuses (am I the only one disappointed that the plural is not hibiscii!?) – and the trees – not sure if they are also hibiscus but they make quite a show of themselves!
The planting schemes in the parks was what I like to call “bonkers” but extremely cheery.
And talking of bonkers, this tree seems completely alien-like – I have no idea what it is but it reminds me vaguely of ‘Cousin Itt’ from the Addams Family…
Most of my week was spent in the Old Quarter – with cobbled streets, gorgeous knicky-knacky shops and – joy of joys – two haberdashery / wool shops. This naturally resulted in some distinctly latino colour schemes in the resulting purchases and plenty of inspiration to take me into the colder months.
I’m sure I’m not the only one with a natural preference for certain fabrics, colours or styles!