Monday, March 24, 2014

Creating a new post about color :)

A blue scarf I made recently :)

Dear friends,

I took a little break last week after a 15 day blog-a-thon and an incredible experience (Interplay Life Practice+++)which I was integrating.  I'm excited to be back to blogging and starting off this week with a Monday Funday prompt from one of my friends +Jessica Gordon  in my Daily Creative Practice (DCP) group.

Jes writes:

Since I'm known as the color girl... I thought I'd do our first DCP Monday Funday blog prompt - about color!!!
Do you have a favorite color? How does that color influence your creative practice? Do you know when you first fell in love with that color? What feelings, emotions, imagery, etc does that color provoke for you? Have you ever looked up the personality description of your favorite color? If so, does it describe you? If you do not have a favorite color, describe why you don't...

 I love color!  For years growing up my favorite color was Blue - royal blue, sky blue almost any shade of blue including teal and turquoise.

When I looked up what that meant, according to

Blue: Soft, soothing, compassionate and caring, Blue is the color of deliberation and introspection, conservatism and duty. Patient, persevering, conscientious, sensitive and self-controlled, Blues like to be admired for their steady character and wisdom. They are faithful, but are often worriers with somewhat inflexible beliefs and can be too cautious, and suspicious of flamboyant behavior.
Blue-Green: Exacting, discriminating, poised and attractive, the Blue-Green person tends to be sensitive, intellectual and refined, persevering and stable if rather detached. Blue-Greens have excellent taste, and are usually courteous and charming, capable but often refusing help or guidance.
Turquoise: Complex, imaginative and original, Turquoise people drive themselves hard and may be in a state of turmoil under their outwardly cool exterior.

Those descriptions definitely resonate with parts of me.  In my younger days I was shy unless you were a very close friend and I was more cautious.

For the last 10+++ years my favorite color has been purple!  I love purple in all it's yummy richness. This morning I saw a hint of lavender in the twilight sky and it made my heart sigh in gladness.  I laughed when I read what said about purple people:
Me in my purple trialthlon suit - 1st tri was in the wave wearing purple caps too :)
Purple: Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental, expansive and artistic, a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.

beautiful yellow flowers from my yard shining against my purple tablecloth!

I don't have the time to read all the other colors this morning but I bet I would resonate with a piece of each of them since I have always loved rainbows and seek them out whenever I can ....what's your favorite color & why?
Wrapping you around with infinite love and rainbows of light,


  1. Dear COLORFUL FRIEND! I love you in all your brilliance. I love how you play, smile, and laugh. YOU bring joy to my heart! Wonderful post!

    1. Thanks Ruth! When I thought of color I thought of your amazing artwork too! :)

  2. A fun read. Beautiful images. A study in blue. The Toyota pickup I drove before present car was a beautiful blue-green. I called it "wine dark sea." Thanks for what you said about yesterday's blog, holding hands, hugs.

    1. My first truck was an old blue Ford pickup - single cab - blue body white top. Loved that truck! It was my papa's before it was mine and we called it old blue. :)

  3. I wonder Christine if any artist that works with color can choose just a single favorite color...The ones you cited certainly do fit what I know of you virtually..This was a great first blog for the FM blog a thon..Looking forward to writing mine and reading the others.

    1. I loved reading your blog Darlene & I too resonated with the orange and other colors you mentioned many amazing ones to choose from!!!

  4. I find it really hard sometimes to line up with one color. It took me a long time to discover that I even had a favorite color, so I completely get where you are coming from! I love what you wrote!!!

  5. My first car was a blue Ford Falcon. When I got married, they painted all over it and the image never came out. That ended my blue streak. LOL. My sister is definitely a blue—I love her, and we're very close, even though we are so very different. Love you in your blue scarf! I can also see the growth into purple - stunning purple+yellow combo!!!

  6. this is so interesting - I do believe different colors evoke different emotions - I am definitely a green person - but blue is close