|photo via Jenny Allsorts, author unknown|
Rain splatters on fallen leaves, making old things shine as new. The earth is washed in light, in water, in fiery color, until the neutrals too do sparkle. I see brown and gray. I see warmth and chill. When is the end of things so lovely?
|wet leaves, owl, flying geese, nature scene|
Tranquility. Abundence. The warmth of a hearth and home. Welcome, welcome autumn!
|crochet stones, water, quilt|
It's a time for staying in, comforted by the cloth or yarn as it works in the hands. Or, a time for going out, breathing in the newly crisp air. We savor each lingering moment of light.
|yarn, feathers, woodwork|
This autumn I see soft, washed colors - not too saturated, not too loud. They peak out from behind a myriad of fascinating "plains", so that each shade of creamy white, dusky gray and pillowy brown takes on a reflected hue.
And the rain always makes me smile.
Pink Chalk Fabrics.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 12 fabrics from among the offerings at Pink Chalk. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Washed Earth. Your collection of fabrics can be mostly monochromatic, fairly neutral, incorporate solids or prints or both. Just make sure to include earthy colors and definitely some browns, whites or grays.
Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic by copy and pasting image url's from Pink Chalk Fabrics. To find url's, right click on the image you want and choose "copy image URL".
To enter the contest, add your mosaic image to our collection here. If it suits you, link to a blog post explaining your choices - that helps us spread the word about our contest. But no blog post is required (you can put your image url in the url space). Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.
Add your mosaic by midnight October 3rd. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Friday the 4th, I'll open voting. We'll have two winners! The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!! Plus, Pink Chalk will award an extra two winning bundles to random participants. Winners announced October 7th. Enjoy!