The Need for Color

The thing that is most commented on here and in my personal life is my use of color. I have said to people before that I just don’t feel right if I don’t surround myself with color or wear color. My home is colorful and there is art all around me. So I found this super short documentary on Jim Carrey and his artwork and need for color absolutely fascinating.


I knew he was an artist after seeing him on an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians Riding in Cars Getting Coffee but I didn’t get to see the full body of his work. It’s lovely. And to me, knitting is art. We use our hands to create objects with color that can transform how you look or how you feel. It’s amazing. I wanted to be an artist when I was a little girl and never felt like I was until I started knitting. Crazy, right? But this just seems to be the medium that connects with me the most. Definitely check out this video, it’s only 6 minutes long and will pleasantly surprise you. Have a great weekend!

8 Replies to “The Need for Color”

  1. Wow! I had no idea he was a visual artist too. I totally understand that need though mine seems to be more for texture. I love cables! I should knit more cables…

    1. I like the look of cables but never like to actually knit them. They slow me down. LOL But I do like his art a lot. I was totally blown away by this video.

  2. So exciting! Love the film clip. I’ve spent a lot of time on structure and interesting stitch forms, so working with color feels really scary. I mean, if I choose to put a stripe here and it doesn’t work out, I’ve cut the yarn and I can’t just frog it in the same easy way as a single -color project. And yet.. It’s getting more interesting all the time to try new combinations. Looks like your blog is definitely the right place for me!

  3. Interesting, I had no idea he painted.
    I love knitting for many reasons, including the beautiful yarn.

    1. The yarn is like art! It’s my favorite part of the project, picking what yarn to use next.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this, Dana. WOW!!

  5. This was amazing! Thank you for sharing that. I grew up with his movies, and was a bit puzzled when he dropped off the Hollywood radar. I always thought he had gone back to his comedy roots. Looking at him, and how he talks about his art, he looks so at peace with himself. His art and use of colour are quite amazing.

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