Sunday, April 11, 2010

I went in search of a color and a name~

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color " Hans Hofmann Our world is a spinning blur of color. I took a moment to stop the spin and went in search... of a lesson on color... and a name for it... my atlantic~ I went to find the name of the color of my Atlantic. My place of vast solitude and peace... my retreat from the maddening spinning world... I found the color of the sea, reflected in a book... in some yarn, sometimes darker... sometimes lighter... just as the sea itself. and reflected in a scent lightly held against the skin... and in a vase holding the light scent of a flower... a color story~ the realm of color of a woman in a favorite sweater... and in the aged painted wood of an antique ice cream churn... ~a color story~ in the visual experience of some new silk threads... and of the color woven in throughout new fabric... the color reflected in a cup of tea... and in a card to buy some tea... the color of spring.... the color of April sky's through colored glasses... a blend of blues and of greens... lights and dark's... this this the color of my Atlantic. tied up And you thought I would wrap myself in grays.... {smiles} well...I did... along with the color of my Atlantic. So what is this name? The name of the color of my Atlantic? We will call it the mystical color of water~

46 comments:

ailis said...

ahhh! soothing colours it is, your Atlantic. Very well captured in all the varied subjects. I hope it keeps you all calm and collected and positively happy in this "spinning world"

xoxo

Susan {Florali} said...

Mmmm. A color to swim and get lost in. A favorite and you've beautifully honored it in words and images.

lucy said...

your photo series is like a cool hand on a hot forehead. the spinning globe is fantastic, and the little card with the aqua and red... well it's just so perfect. a gorgeous illustration of the ever-changing moods of the atlantic.

Paul Barden said...

I'm jealous! I wanted to do a kind of teal/aqua/celadon story but couldn't find enough items to do it! Very beautiful, soft colors. Lovely!

Jody said...

all over blog world I am seeing these gentle aqua and blue combos ... we are all connected somehow.

soraya nulliah said...

What a perfect start to a wonderful Sunday morning! I love your eye for color and design. Your textures and words combine to create an artistic experience. LOVE THIS POST! Thank you for taking us on this magical journey through your senses.

Neuroknitter said...

Lovely. I think I can smell the ocean now!

the nest said...

When I was a child, we visited the NE Atlantic shore often, I feel a special connection to it.

Thank you for this post, the photos are beautiful, your words carried me along so peacefully, and now, I am curious about what you will create with your water-shaded fibers...

best - annri

anmarie said...

That's one of my favorite colors (my 8 year old daughter wants me to tell you that she love it, too!)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

A magical journey carried along by the wonder of color. Enjoyable and inspiring post, Tee!

Loving that yarn too ~ what's it to be?????

Kim Klassen said...

so beyond... soo inspired... soo beautiful...

thank you for this....

♥kim

Jane said...

Speechless...this is wonderful T. It helps me get even more excited for my trip to the sea!

Clare B said...

love the spinning world and then the globe. You always have such soothing and calming photos and, again, I'm stunned by the simplicity and beauty in all of your photos.

heather said...

that was a mystical and relaxing journey, thank you. and i look down and begin to notice the color of your atlantic all around me now. my tea mug, an old book's pages, how captivating this color of water is! you told its story, or one of many of it's stories so so peacefully and well. i like what lucy said! a cool hand on a hot forehead. see, we are all having this soothing effect! i'll have to remember this about this color. but of course! water! so soothing. i am to take a shower now!

lucky knitter said...

Beautiful photos in a calming color.

Camilla~ Bloom said...

...and now I feel like going for a swim. Love how incorporated some beautiful earthly elements T.
That color blue gets me everytime.
Gorgeous imagery T.

Jane said...

Love your story and beautiful color. Beautiful photos, feel like summer is near.

Linda said...

So beautiful, I love the gray and blue together.

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Demoiselle Libellule said...

A very very beautiful colour story! I think I have to visit your blog more often so I will put you on my link list. Is it okay?

Love

Bea

Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures and words

beth said...

i would call it love....

well maybe because i love that ice cream bucket....wow, that's the best color today !

Earth Mama said...

I love the interpretation you took on! The color of water can be different, so cool. The blurred image of the globe spinning is my favorite, but the all are wonderful, as well as, your words.

:)Lisa

Julianna Collett said...

Love these shot ! Wow

kim said...

Lovely collection of blues.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

It's the color of farmhouse kitchens, frothy ocean waves, and my favorite hen's eggs. The color of verdigris on copper. Gorgeous is what that is.

gonzomama said...

beautiful words and images. love your color choice and the variety in your images.

Brambly Thicket said...

Gorgeous! Pale and deep like the ocean. Lovely color.

... said...

i ♥ this color , it is tropical , so invigerating just right for summer, thirst quenching at the sight of it, (almost)

frillbow said...

You told this Atlantic story beautifully. I am totally soothed.

maccandace said...

Just beautiful photos, I love that delicate blue shade. And your writing is wonderful, you drew me in.

Nijola said...

Your world is colorful and beautiful.
Finding a nice color objects.
Very nice photos.
:)

Fee-AMore said...

Wow, i really like this whole colour series. Just amazing.

britt said...

absolutley beautiful. what else can i say?

Rachel said...

What a brilliant, beautiful, and inspiring photographic journey you took us on.

L'Atelier said...

beautiful! i love your atlantic, may i join you in your sea of colour?

(guess what i was wrapped in today.. colour of your ocean and grey :))

YarnSnob said...

I love your atlantic, very soothing and calm.
You know what I also love about your photos.....looking for the watermark! I find that fun!
xx

Caroline said...

When I come here I just sigh...that contended sigh of gratitude of the beauty you bring into this world. You are a beautiful soul. And these blues and grays are sooo soothing. xo

carolyn said...

Thank you for an intimate experience of color and yourself. Beautiful.

Once Upon A Parent said...

Oh wow I am loving that color. What a wonderful collection of shots.

Annie

emma lamb said...

beautiful post T... :)

emma
x

Knitting Out Loud said...

Wow, very lovely!!!

knittergal said...

That colour really is the best! What a great inspiring collection of photos you have! Have a great day, T!

simplyussix said...

That was a really cool post. Not just the photos which were great but the words you put with it all. I really enjoyed it all! Thank you for sharing.

Char said...

beautiful write

Erin Wallace said...

What a great blue! I love that bucket! This is a wonderful photo set.

.kat. said...

I wanted to stand up and
applaud you for such a
beautifully written post!
Gave me goosebumps. Yes,
the color of water. There
is nothing more serene,
more refreshing than she.