Wednesday, June 30, 2010

FEELING BLUE (and I'm Lovin it!)

Where did that saying "feeling blue" come from?  I love the colour blue, it inspires me, it fires me up and makes me so ridiculously happy that I run around like a complete crazy woman.  Everything great comes from the colour blue.  Like the sky, the ocean, twilight, blue glass, blue jewelry, blue eyes, blue bells, and if my better half and I ever finally tie the knot, my wedding band is blue too!  Ahhhhh, lovely, delightfully, ever inspiring blue! If you think about it, the saying should have really been "feeling grey".  It's dreary and depressing and I will save that for another post.  Nah, forget it, I won't even bother, it's not worth even mentioning.

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven and that blue is also used to symbolize the Virgin Mary? They say that a pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. And if your nerves need calming, blue is the colour choice for you, just strap on some blue sapphires or blue topazes and you're good to go. Of course I have a ton of blue topazes, this girl is quick to pass on the diamonds! And it even gets better because a blue iris means your friendship is very important to me which is ironic since it is one of my favourite flowers to give to someone. And if your psychic powers need heightening will just break out the Lapis lazuli and azurite.

I use to live in a wonderment of blue until I met my better half.  His eyes were not accustomed to the boldness of the colours I so desired. We were so different when we met, beige boy with a love of wildlife art.  Blue girl with a love of bold, crazy architectural art. So when we built our home, I compromised with my taste in art and his taste in beige and I toned down our colour choice to a beige on beige on green contemporary casual scheme just for him.  And five years later, it is killing me, literally.  I am a moth to the flame when it comes to boldness and I express it in the artwork I collect, in the glass work that adorns my shelves, in the dishes I eat off and in the jewelry I wear. My interior designer background is flinching out of control and I think I have developed a tick because this beige on beige on green scheme is giving me a rash, and not in a good place!

Slowly and unbeknownst to my unsuspecting better half, I am quietly collecting mine (ours) newest design scheme. Yes it's a tad girly, yes it's a tad less contemporary, yes it's a tad french country and YES IT'S A LOT OF BLUE *insert evil laugh here*.  I feel design juices flowing and flowing hard and once that starts, the only thing that can hold me back on this roller coaster ride is my darn chequing account.

I often imagine the day when my better half is out and about and comes back later and walks thru the door and WHAM, the colour blue everywhere. Maybe I will just dance around the house naked and he won't even notice, well that's my plan anyway.  I hope that the design (or me dancing around naked) doesn't blind him for life, but it's a chance I am willing to take!

In the meantime, I am sneaking a little blue into this blog, just so your eyes can feast upon the gorgeousness of what thrills me to my inner soul.

And am I feeling blue?  You betcha, and I am loving every moment of it!

Until Next Time.
Smooches Pooches


  1. I went to art school with a woman who said she hated the colour green.

    How could someone hate the colour green when it's everywhere, it shows how alive this planet is. As an artist how can one hate any colour? Colour is an artist's world, it's what we use to express ourselves. An artist could almost say, "I love colour, therefor I am!"

    Hhmmm, how much do you want to bet my classmate's walls are painted beige?

    P.S. Blue is my favorite colour too! xoxo

  2. I just wanted you to know how much I love your blog. You are so entertaining... Plus I always love all of your pictures! Keep up the good work!

  3. Nice photo !

  4. Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. Your pictures are beautiful (these of the peacock and the ones of the flowers below) I love sunflowers!!! They are my favorite as you can tell by my blog I'm sure. Anyway, I'm glad to be your newest follower and look forward to more posts.

  5. Thanks for being gone from me! I love photos of flowers and your blog there are beautiful!!!
    Hugs Annamaria

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