|coffee, girl, bench, puppy, mantle|
Brown is the most under appreciated color. It's unassuming, every day, so perfectly ordinary it nearly fades away. But, wait, that's what makes brown so special! It's easy! Reassuring. Sure as an oaken beam, loyal as puppy, the comfort of a warm cup at the start of your day.
|horses, Barcelona, mushrooms, woman|
I fear some find brown boring or blah. They've missed its romantic undertones. How nature moves in grand sable shades or how light sweeps over tawny stone streets, transforming what's dirty and old into something that shines. Almost like gold. And brown holds a myriad of subtle, delicate shades. Though broken or small, brown shows lovely.
|bow, bedroom, calf, flowers|
Maybe brown does this through the magic of soft. Is there a shade of brown that doesn't feel so? Chocolate? Earth? Fawn? All soft. Ivory? Taupe? Amber? Those too. There's nothing so pettable as smooth, creamy brown. Like the silken underside of an modest mushroom or the coat of a newly born calf.
|table setting, garden girl|
Brown is my favorite foil. I reach for it more than white, before gray. It contrasts with a friendly warmth, bringing life to all my other colors. Mixing well with all that is growing, all that is hopeful and natural and good.
|from DesignRulz.com via Pinterest|
Brown is the background to our everyday lives. It invites - come, bring your colors, and be at home.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Fabric Bubb. Choose fabrics to express your favorite version of brown. Your collection of fabrics can be mainly neutral, brown + another main color or involve quite a few colors. Just make sure to use brown as a meaningful element in your color scheme.
Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic. Copy and paste image url's from Fabric Bubb. You won't be able to copy/paste from the individual fabric pages, but you can do so from the catalog pages that show multiple fabrics. From the catalog pages, 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.
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 October 18th. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Monday the 19th, I'll open voting. We'll have two winners! The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!! Winners announced October 21st. Enjoy!