Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Natural eco handmades
I have a confession to make. My personal default color palette is cream and peaceful neutrals. You'd probably say, how boring! It is only after I started this blog that I started to explore a spectrum of colors like pastels and bold & gentle colors. Having lived in the tropics all my life, I have a profound appreciation for natural color schemes, fabrics and materials and an even deeper connection to all their quiet, simple attributes. Organically, natural materials are very cool and calm to the touch in the perennially sweltering heat! I grew up having natural woven mats as my bedsheets.
Given this philosophy, I will be breaking some of the pretty and sweet pattern of this blog by creating simple, eco conscious crafts using locally sourced materials --just like the burlap desk caddy pictured above. I originally created it for the natural eco handmades category of the shop but I ended up liking it so much I'm keeping it for myself, LOL! It's created wabi-sabi style--both handmade and handsewn in its simplicity. I've also vowed to contribute to Artfire's Green Products movement.
I'll probably make a few one-of-a kind natural eco items for shop before I go on my 2 week lent and easter blog vacation on Friday, April 3. I hope you all support and create green handmade!