October 21, 2011

The Playfulness of Blue

Background of a work-in-progress
I discover blue over and over in my paintings.  I'm not sure if it's the calming and peaceful aura it brings or just because I love almost every hue of it.  But lately, with the contrast of vibrant skies and brightly colored leaves, I can't get enough of this color!

The air has turned even cooler here.  I turned the heater on last night; probably a bit too early.  I'm somewhat cold-natured and tend to require the heater before others do. Although, I was layered with a long sleeve tee, a sweatshirt, flannel pajamas, thick knitted socks and a heavy comforter.  So it wasn't like I was in summer wear. (Okay fine, I'm a wimp!)

The schools here are out for Fall break, so my kids begged for some fun too. We've been staying up late and sleeping in; drinking Chai tea lattes, playing board games, and going to the dollar movies. LOVE these times!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of laughter and precious moments.


27 comments :

  1. Loving your backgroud. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. We're on a short school break, too. I spent the day in the kitchen baking. I'll put in a plug for board games and hot chocolate. I've had the heat on for days.
    Love blue, too.
    Cheers!

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  3. Your work-in-progress is lovely and look forward to what your finish up with. Do share! Happy PPF!

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  4. Great background, can't wait to see what you do with it. I love blues too.

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  5. awesome background! your work is inspiring! and we've had the heat on already too...i'm a wimp when it comes to cold weather! hope ya'll have a happy friday! www.camilleyanair.blogspot.com

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  6. The sky is such a crisp blue this time of year, with the low sun and gold foliage helping it. I love the hues of autumn :)

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  7. sounds cozy and fun! make it last into the wknd =)

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  8. Love the painting - is it on fabric? I've done a bit of that, it's fun. Blessings, Janet

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  9. OOOh fantastic...I just love the blue

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  10. Your background looks great.

    Sounds like you're enjoying the fall break with your kids.

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  11. Love the background!
    Blue is my favorite color...the color of the sky and water!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. Enjoy this precious time with your kids!

    (I've been using a lot of blue lately too.)

    Stay warm...

    xo
    Kristin

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  13. Blue is my favorite color. I really don't realize it until I look at my closet and realize I mostly have blue shirts and sweaters!

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  14. Love the background, can't wait to see the whole work!

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  15. Interesting how some colors seem to repeat in our artwork. Happy PPF!

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  16. great back ground i am not so good with these!
    manonX

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  17. Have a wonderful time with your kids! You make me want to pick up a paintbrush sometimes, but I know I would never be as successful at it as you are. Thanks for sharing your beauty with us.

    Amy

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  18. ooh, this is soooo pretty. I love blue too!

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  19. we pulled out the fan and had the air con going for the first time this spring here in Australia...which makes me very happy as I hate the cold so much so I am going to send lots of warm spring thoughts your way happy ppf

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  20. Lovely background - looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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  21. Hi Catherine, I love your background, the colors are beautiful together! Enjoy your special time with your kids, they grow up soooo fast!

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  22. Oh, I love blue as well ... lovely background. Wondering what you're going to do with it!

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  23. I love it when artist share thoughts about their work and the process of decision making!! Thanks for sharing... Neat to hear how nature around you effects the colors you chose to work with... I might need to explore that concept a little more for myself. Happy PPF....or should I say, Sat. morn!!! lol

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  24. Hi lovely!

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting my blog!! You are so sweet. Lovely place you got here as well. :):)

    Glad to inspire you!!!

    xoxo
    Charlene Precious

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  25. very pretty, I love blue too and heat!

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  26. Yummy background! I am jealous you have $1 movies in your area!! I love blues, happy fall break & ya to sleeping in!! Theresa

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