Starting a brand new year can be quite an exciting thing, if you think about it. A completely blank canvas, yet to be coloured in. You might dare to use colours you never dreamt of before, or you might play it safe and go with what you know.
The choice is yours!
|Bisque-fired pottery awaiting glazing and re-firing|
It's a bit like being faced with a batch of freshly bisque-fired pottery. These are the blank canvases to be coloured in whatever way I choose.
|Ceramic Quilt Bowl awaiting glazing - www.catherinedanielceramics.com|
I sometimes find the plain cream colour of the bisque rather attractive in its own right. Maybe I will choose not to colour it at all and just put a transparent glaze onto it? That would certainly be a bit of a diversion from my usual love of colour, but sometimes I do veer towards the plain, calm and quiet, instead of pots that shout "look at me!".
|Scottish Borders in January 2015 - very black and white!|
Maybe it's the influence of my new surroundings up here north of the border, which are pretty muted at the moment, but none the less beautiful for all that!
How will you colour your blank canvas of a new year - anything fresh and exciting planned?