Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posting last week. Between Oldest Gal's soccer game, being a guest speaker in chapel for the girls' elementary classes, my writing day with my writer buddies, a day trip out of town, and a day of pictures at JC Penney's, it was one of those nonstop weeks that left little extra time for posting. I hope to be back to my two-posts-a-week schedule this coming week. ;)
In the meantime, I thought I'd tide you over with pictures of a rather random project I started in my room. ;)
I've seen several pictures on Flickr and other places of color-coordinated collection displays, and ever since teaching my students about the color wheel last year in art, I really wanted to try it for myself. There's something so visually pleasing about having colors sorted together in order...at least for me. Maybe I'm just weird that way. ;)
It wasn't as easy as it sounds. It took a while to fit everything in a way that as many pieces as possible were visible. Sometimes I'd get to the end of a shelf and realize I needed to rearrange things all over again just to get them to fit. The end result was very pleasing, though. :)
Here is the first shelf, composed of reds, oranges, and yellows...with a bit of greens mixed in with the yellow (I went back and forth over where to put my Elfa Zelf, with her yellow body and green hair). ;)
I already had my Fluttershy shelf up. I decided to place things so the shelf could either be seen as something entirely separate or as an extension of the yellows.
Here we have the green, blue, and purple shelf. The purples were tricky because I had more ponies than anything, so getting things arranged in a way that felt fresh and varied was difficult. I also discovered that I don't have all that many plain green things in my collection. ;)
I also did a small shelf of pinks, just because I had so many. I tried to keep most of my purpley pinks closer to the purple side.
Here's how everything looks together. :)
And here's a closer look at some of the shelves. It's like one of those "I Spy" books. How many things can you identify? ;)
I don't know how long I'll keep things like this (I'm usually partial to keeping things categorized according to type), but for now it makes for a fun, unique change, and it makes me smile. :)