One of the things that Cas did on the first day of the workshop, was to give each person a color chip and we were to use this color in our work. She made sure not to give us our favorite color. I got orange (liquid amber - a nice yellow orange). I rarely use orange in my work, but actually like it and was up for the challenge.
The first few pieces I worked on were orange and a purply-blue, but I found the contrast too strong. My other problem was that we were working small, and I just made them too busy. I created four small ones and my favorite one disappeared. I think it fell out of my bag in the parking lot. I guess I am practicing (accidental) art abandonment.
This one is lost:
This one I added some hand embroidery:
I worked on some bigger pieces the next day, one almost completely orange and another almost completely blue-purple. I think they are a nice start, but I need to work on finishing them.
I also started three other panels in a cream/green color scheme and look forward to working on them as well.
I really liked pushing my boundaries with the orange color. I know I have some orange in my stash so I will try to include it in other work. I loved working with the techniques I learned in the workshop and look forward to using it more. Unfortunately I have a large stack of work-in-progress that needs to be addressed before I continue with these or start other pieces.