colour for me is the most important art element. it's where i feel at home. it's what i know. no matter what medium - paint or yarn or rags - i know how to put colours together and it's what excites me. newfoundland is grey. the sky is grey. the water is grey. the rock is grey. even the low growing "tuckamore" trees are grey. but this time of year outside there's a riot of colour. the leaves. the bogs. the berries. the harvest. i lap it up and store it for winter.