Color is better than sadness

I saw this sign today on Facebook. It really appealed to me.

I struggle with sadness. I think many of us do, but we are afraid to talk about it. My sister and I talk about it often on the phone. It helps to have someone to talk to and understand.

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I always wondered WHY I was so drawn to color. I just love color. In my clothes, in my house and always in my quilts. I guess it is because color is better than sadness.

When I am ironing out all the great fabrics that I dye, almost every day, I love the tranquility that I receive from the process of ironing, but mostly I love looking at the colors. 

Frieda Anderson hand dyed fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I was ironing out some gorgeous yellows for my Daffodils pattern. I am still amazed at the great mix of colors I get. I have to say working with color and dyeing fabric is one of my favorite things to do, even after doing this for over 20 years.

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 My Daffodils quilt  was inspired by the daffodils that grow under the southwest facing family room window in our home. The daffodils have already popped up, not budded yet, but lots of green and stems even though we still have plenty of snow on the ground.

Nestled among the daffodils would be a great place to hide Easter Eggs.

Easter Bunny

 

 

 

 

 

You think this bunny who is living in the neighbors brush pile is the Easter Bunny? Thank goodness George is too old and slow to catch bunnies anymore.

I hope everyone has a fabulous holiday weekend.

4 responses on “Color is better than sadness

  1. Liz

    As I believe David Hockney said, “Art/creativity is a great antidote to despair” Your beautiful and colourful quilts really lift one’s spirits so please carry on the great work! Still so sorry the course will not be going ahead here in the UK but maybe another time….Happy Easter.

  2. Sue viall

    Oh I think you are correct ,,, I love color
    In my quilts,,, it makes me happy … There are
    People that are not happy ,, lots of people,
    But if you join a group of women tog. Quilting the room has
    Energy and happy laughter

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