The photograph did inspire the color combination and I doubt that I would have come up with the palette of slate, lime, turquoise and dusty grape without it. The leaves represent the growth in the greenhouse, the gray branched fringes, the bare tree branches, the dark purple for the nighttime shadows and the blue for the moonlit snow.
The book, "The Beader's Color Palette" is full of amazing color inspirations and served to remind me that I need to renew my observation skills. I once took a seminar with the amazing doll maker, elinor peace bailey, who discussed the importance of the simple phrase "PAY ATTENTION". We pass by countless things every day without even seeing them! Here's to opening my eyes and slowing down a little to see and enjoy my surroundings!
We are going out to dinner with friends tonight, I think I'll wear my new necklace!