Still Capturing Color

13 Apr

Turns out my cell phone gives more accurate color, at least from this end.  I appreciate so much all of you who have given me technical suggestions.  Suggestions for capturing correct color–and scale.  And saying this, I realize that  even though what I see here looks pretty accurate to me, what you see may be entirely different.  That makes me cringe, but so be it.  Because, well because at least I have to know that what I’m sending forth, regardless of how it’s interpreted, looks authentic at the get go.

In a way, it’s like that game–a bunch of people sitting around the table–one whispers into their neighbor’s ear–whispers something–and so it goes–person to person until it arrives again at the beginning.  And you know the rest.

blue and gold green gold blue monday green purple haze

14 Responses to “Still Capturing Color”

  1. user107055 April 13, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    ..well as a collector and sigh..happy distributor of these beautiful vessels..i can truly say that the colors have seen on your site are the colors that appear as i open the package and can actually see and touch and fill them…

    it is funny because i know how seriously you have taken this..and i so respect that…and you know how much i value your work..but i must admit i simply trust you and know they will be beautiful that the shades and contrasts will take my breath away..partially because i can have the kids here and see the differences on our differing monitors..although i must admit our phone screens are almost identical…

    and also..because as i play with them..putting them down ..both empty and filled on different surfaces..i truly delight in the way a different color will jump out at me or strike me in a way that it did not when it was previously placed against wood or cloth

    i am excited..i go to pt today..and thus the post office..and i will find a box of new bask-owls..a reward..a pleasure

    i have given away all the ones i ordered easter baskets..but at least some of these i think will be mine..although birthdays and Mother’s day are looming…anyway..i do appreciate you capturing color..but even more i just love the work..gentle day


    • Patricia April 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

      see the comment below–must still be under the influence!


  2. Liz April 13, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    I have to agree that my phone seems to do a better job than my camera … and the editing functions are so easy to use! I’ve become a big fan of the “Transfer” color option on my iPhone, which seems to warm up the colors into the right range, especially on cloudy days.


    • Patricia April 13, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

      Cynthia, i love your expression “gentle day–” and must tell you that your comments help create that space for me–they “gentle” me down from wherever i might be at any particular moment. right now i have a pot of alkanet brewing–and even though it’s a root, extracting the color requires soaking it in rubbing alcohol and then heating to 140 degrees. i stayed in the enclosed area where the stove is for longer than i should have–and as i reeled back to my computer, in what really feels like an altered state–i read your words, breathe fresh air and settle. for that and so much else i say thank you.


    • Patricia April 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

      had no idea the camera phone has some editing capabilities–good to hear. i’ll have to play around with it.


  3. Mo Crow April 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    Gosh Patricia, you are on such a roll with these baskowls, so very desirable & almost too affordable for my addictive nature!


    • Patricia April 13, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

      you’re saved by the exorbitant shipping fees i think!


  4. Nancy April 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm #

    I have to say (as a customer), that no matter where I place this vessel…inside, outside…the light will be different and so, like it was said, different elements will pop out at me. Which is only…well, is only delightful! They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and each time looking is a gift. Now that is authentic. That is real. That is beauty and enough for me. I love mine, but will soon happily, yet sadly part with it as I give it away 🙂


    • Patricia April 14, 2015 at 9:03 am #

      good observation Nancy. maybe what i’l struggling with here is having to choose which baskowl “face” bests captures essence. the choosing creates a “this but not this” dilemma for me. better then that i view it as “this, but this too.” thanks for helping me clarify this.


  5. Sharon Tomlinson April 14, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    I love all your baskowls and the colors are fabulous. However, I really like seeing larger pictures. I don’t know anything about wordpress but I’m wondering if you can show larger pictures. I would like that.


    • Marti April 14, 2015 at 8:33 am #

      Hi Sharon, I too like to see larger photos and if you click on Patricia’s photos, they do enlarge and you are treated to a kaleidoscope of color and beauty.


    • Patricia April 14, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      have you tried clicking on the images? they should enlarge for you. let me know if that’s not happening. and thanks for commenting on this.


      • Sharon Tomlinson April 15, 2015 at 7:09 am #

        Yes, sometimes I do click on the image. But you see when you are on a faster than slow, slower than fast internet connection, there is no time to click and wait for each picture to load.


        • Patricia April 15, 2015 at 8:04 am #

          of course you know to click on an image. how impertinent my reply must have sounded.

          and if i understand, you have a slow internet connection? lived with dial-up for years so understand how frustrating that can be.
          seems a large pic would take a frustratingly long time to download as well.



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