Friday, June 27, 2014

SOC - Week 3

This week's colors for the Summer of Color challenge are Lavender & Grey with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum.  Besides my love of grey these colors weren't calling out to me - but that's what makes something a challenge, right? 
I ended up with some kind of pattern with what looks like abstract repeated wrenches.  It is possible that is inspired by our younger son's current desire to learn all there is to know about fixing lawnmowers.  He had kept our limping lawnmower alive long past its expiration date until it finally kicked the bucket last week.  Then we got a new lawnmower but he didn't want to get rid of the old one in case he could fix it again. 
Subsequently, a family friend "gifted" him with a broken lawnmower free of charge for him to try to fix and sell.  Now our shed is blessed with three lawnmowers - only one of which works.  Sigh. . . seems like a daughter with a collection of cosmetics would have taken up less space than a son obsessed with lawnmowers!! 
Linking to Paint Party Friday and

15 comments:

Kristin said...

xo

Faye said...

Michelle, you've done a great job with those 3 colors for SOC and PPF.

stefanie stark said...

I like your pattern and the colors very much!

Anne said...

It your picture looks amazing! :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Michelle, this is so cool and creative. I just love what you did with this week's SOC colors!!!!

Virginia said...

Lovely

Deborah Weber said...

LOL - great lawnmower story. And I love your piece - perfect SOC expression.

brenda lee said...

I didn't automatically think "abstract wrench" until I read you post. I love the pattern though. And you've done a great job with this week's colors!

joy said...

I like this piece very much. Very unusual but a great use of the SOC colors!!

Linda K said...

striking pattern and a great unique approach to the SOC challenge colors!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Excellent repeat pattern for the colours this week :D

gma said...

Cool design. Loved reading the mechanical evolution of the pattern.:-)

Cindy McMath said...

This is great! I didn't think wrench right away but can definitely see it now - I was thinking more 70's abstract-type design. Either way it's super cool and a great representation of this week's colours!

denthe said...

haha, funny where we get our ideas from :-) I like your pattern and the colours are great for this.

Caz said...

I love this pattern! It's quite 70's with a dash of space age :-)