Colour Collaborative: March


Spring is my absolute favourite time of year these days.  The sun starts to give off some welcome warmth, the flowers are starting to come to life and colour is popping out around the garden.  Coats are tentatively being peeled off and boots put to the back of the wardrobe.  Doors are windows can be flung open and the fresh air is welcomed in again.

Summers are lovely, but the heat can be tiring.  Winter has it's own stark beauty and autumn I'm coming to appreciate so much more in the last few years, but no other season is bursting at the seams with potential, expectation and promise of things to come like spring.

And a bud is the epitome of that anticipation.  It's small and sometimes quite unassuming but it's packed with the burgeoning potential to be glorious.  That's why I love spring, it holds all the promise of magical possibilities.  An idyllic summer,  a magnificent display of flowers, the lush greenery of growing plants.  Long warm evenings, picnics, barbeques and walks under shady trees.   None of these things may arrive in reality but here and now, in this moment, it is all possible and that is exciting.

Are the very best things in life all ones that are all related to the bud-like potential, the anticipation, the thought of what could be I wonder?

Christmas has the excitement of anticipation. Holidays have the promise of fun and laughter and relaxation.  Dressing up for a night out thinking of who you might meet.  And maybe, a child.
Who will they grown up to be?  How will they shape their lives?  What could they achieve?

But, I don't have a picture of a child to show you.  I do however have something else that is tightly furled like a bud, has the potential to unwind and grow into something truly spectacular like a bud.  That brings out the excitement of possibilities and ideas of things to come....

Yep, it's yarn.  Was that totally predictable of me?

Well, maybe, but the analogy works quite well I think!

Don't forget to check out the other great 'Colour Collaborative' blogs
for more of today's great posts...

Annie at Knitsofacto
Gillian at Tales From a Happy House
Jennifer at Thistlebear
Claire at Above the River

and this week's guest poster...

Sarah at Mitenska

What is The Colour Collaborative? 
All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff.
Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together?
Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too.
We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination 
our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.

S x

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  1. Oh! colour inspiration, just what i need today,and those colours are so fresh and uplifting, will be posting a cal post on mandalas later and have linked to this post. I do hope that is ok with you?
    bestest wishes
    Daisy x
    Ps I am now off to check out the colour collaborative

  2. Oh see? You put all that yarn together and the colours are absolutely perfect, I have just written my blog on being rubbish at colour combinations and now I see this I want these colours instead lol. Gorgeous post. I love these colour posts you all do x

  3. That's a brilliant analogy Sandra, all the possibilities that are waiting within a ball of yarn, and what it will grow into.
    There is definitely something so special about Spring isn't there, and I love the subtle pinks in your post.
    My last post was also about Spring colour - not pink though, but green. If you get a minute pop over and take a peek, would love you to drop in,
    Kate x

  4. That green in the middle of that yarn is perfect - the perfect green shade!!

  5. I really like that analogy! Yarn is wrapped up tightly when we buy it, but it's full of hidden possibilities. I enjoyed your color palettes this month too, those are always so interesting to me. I love your optimism too - we may not have the summer of our dreams but we don't know that yet, so why not look forward to what could be. :)

  6. The promise bought by a bud is a wonderful thing! xx

  7. Yes to spring Sandra and to the beautiful colours you have chosen, I absolutely love the first picture! In deed so promising ... So perfectly said about the yarn and its possibilities! , the analogy is just perfect here! :-) hugs, Jitka

  8. I do love your colour charts beneath each photo - so inspiring! These posts always make me look at my surroundings differently, I pick out the subtle colours in the shadows, the varied shades of one bright colour...wonderful! Chrissie x

  9. It's a perfect analogy. I'm rather miffed I didn't think of it!

    I'm loving that all our posts are so pink :)

  10. Loving the analogy - your basket of yarn looks very tempting! Autumn just has the edge for me - there is something about the smell in the air and cold evenings but Spring is a time for new beginnings - and projects! Off to the yarnternet now then! Jane x

  11. Hello! Looks like we're all fans of spring pink... I enjoyed this post and the way you liken buds to those balls of yarn!
    I hope they blossom into something wonderful.
    Sarah x

  12. I've never been too excited about spring as summer follows this and I'm more a winter person however, this year I have truly embraced the onset of spring and can't wait to get out and about as much as possible and do projects under my pergola in the shade. It must be my age! x

  13. I love the way you compared a ball of yarn to a bud - brilliant! Great analogy, and there is so much colour here. I would've said buds were green but all these CC posts are showing so much other glorious depth of colour. x