When I see a good color combination, it just grabs me. Since I'm not in the habit of taking time to make notes of these when I see them, I hope that they are stored in my subconscious and just naturally surface again later. This is sort of a theory of mine.
Some of the combinations I use in my weaving are for certain inspired by other people's art.
When I have a piece in my collection and I keep looking at that wonderful color combination, I often do get around to using it to inspire a woven design.
This recent example is a beaded bracelet purchased from a Navajo womens' collective at the Summer Market in Santa Fe. What a great use of color! Here I am weaving that into a guitar strap.
And, below, another beaded bracelet purchased from PachamamaNativeArt on Etsy.
More about them here in this post.
My husband and I took a tour of the Acoma Pueblo and he purchased this pretty little pot from a street vendor. I was quite taken with the simple combination of the sort of periwinkle blue paint against the natural color of the red clay.
This little woven bag purchased from Centinela Traditonal Arts in Chimayo, New Mexico had such an unusual color combination that it intrigued me. While my yarn colors weren't an exact match, I came close, I think. Soft green, rosy pink, burgundy and red.