|woods, patchwork by GnomeAngel, Design Seeds popsicles, lavender bottles|
When it is still, when it is cold, there is a calmness that blankets the world, that soothes the soul. The quiet sweetness of less is more can fill without feeling full. And life is simple. And pure. And moments as precious as the falling snow.
|Design Seeds glazed teal, marble floor, icy leaves, blowing snow, mint desert|
Like a tangy parfait or a cool mint treat, the dreamy still times are a much-needed respite. And the colors they soften, they quiet and blush. The colors too can be still with us.
|geometric painting by Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings, paper art girl, Design Seeds color capped, Eloise Renouf color block print, Warsaw steps, winter animals|
Whether in many or few hues, ice parfait twinkles. The cold icy grays are layered, lined and sharpened by black. Pale colors full of contrast, empty of noise.
|woods, Parcel Quilt for Cloud 9, rainbow shards, kaleidoscope case|
I invite you to join us for a Fabric Mosaic contest sponsored by Cuts of Cotton.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Cuts of Cotton. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Ice Parfait. Your collection of fabrics can be very simple, nuanced with angles, incorporate black, gray or both. Just make sure to include icy colors in a way that feels still and wintry to you.
Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic. When I copy and pasted image url's from Cuts of Cotton, Mosaic Maker was not able to display images based on the URL. As a work around, save each image and upload it to Mosaic Maker. Go to the fabric item page, right click the fabric image and select "save image as...", then save the image onto your computer. At Mosaic Maker click the "choose photo" square and opt to upload the image from your computer. It's a slight bit slower, but easy enough!
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.
***New Tip*** If possible, share your mosaic so that when it's loaded to the link up and you click on your mosaic, it takes viewers to see a larger version. This makes it so much easier for me to see your mosaic and consider it as a finalist! Hosting your mosaic in a public place (such as Flickr or a blog) and linking the URL works beautifully!
Add your mosaic by midnight January 22nd. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Friday the 23rd, 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, Cuts of Cotton will create a bundle like yours available for others to buy. Winners announced January 26th. Enjoy!