Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

The Colour Collaborative : August / Vintage

All photographs © Nina Nixon

So hello - here I am - joining in with the Colour Collaborative....finally.

When Annie first asked me if I would like to take part I initially thought 'oh gawd can I really - am I really that creative?'  And maybe I paused for a little too long, letting life gather me up and carry me away.  But all I needed was a nudge really - that was two days ago - and to get my thoughts here goes.

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If you asked me to put my finger on what vintage colour signifies to me in the month of August I guess it would be a tricky one to describe.  For me it's not just the visual of pretty pastel colours, it's more of a vibe - a feeling in the air.

The haze of Summer when the warmth hits the earth, the corn fields and lavender drying in the sun. Freshly mown grass wafting in on the breeze a rumble in the skies (or the fields if the harvest is due in) and the threat of thunder looming in the air.  Cool rain hitting warm soil giving off that signature aroma of freshness followed by condensation rising as it heats up again making everything shimmer as it goes on its way. Hedgerows bursting with wildflower as bees busily buzz around whilst swarms of butterflies do the exact opposite, gracefully fluttering in every direction but the one they're trying to aim for. The way Summer seems to melt all the colours together, swishing them around and fading them out...

...but it's also about the pretty pictures.

What is The Colour Collaborative? All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when they work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. Starting small, with just a handful of members for now, we'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways. We're excited by where this might take us, click on the logos below to find out!

Sandra at Cherry Heart | Annie at knitsofacto | Gillian at Tales from a Happy House |