I like to choose one or two colors to focus my work around each season. In winter's past, I have decorated my home and centered my holiday creations on: icy blues, traditional reds and greens, one year just shades of reds. Several winter's ago I choose a deep, dark, vibrant purple. This winter, I decided to work with a lovely winter white, or, more aptly, 'Champagne White'-an antique-y white with just a hint of pink. It's the color of the faintest layer in the morning haze, puffy winter clouds full of moisture, glistening snowflakes as they fall to the ground. Champagne White is a creamy, soft, sumptuous color. It is soothing and comforting. Clean and fresh.
Now that the holidays are over, I am tempted to jump right into a new spring color, but, here in the midwest we have another couple months of winter left. Sigh. So, for a tidgy bit longer, I will continue to make some dolls decked out in champagne white. I will leave the ivory pillows on my couch. I will wear my beautiful vintage white wool coat. I will revel in the shimmering, magical white-ness of the world around me.