Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Way of Blue

Blue ... ultramarine, 
Cobalt, azure, indigo . . .
 Lapis lazuli...
 Turquoise and sapphire
 Aquamarine, cerulean  ... 
Mirror sea and sky.






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23 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

My favourite colour...I love the way you create new pictures out of your photos, Vicki.

Pat in east TN said...

Absolutely stunning!

Martin H. said...

If I say thank you for giving us the 'blues', I'm sure you won't take it the wrong way.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

My mother's favorite color was blue. She wore blue every day. Somehow it never translated to me, although I do look good in blue. Lovely collage Vicki.
sam

Jean Baardsen said...

Blue - one of my many favorite colors.

Miss_Yves said...

Blu tiful collage!(lol)

I never wear blue clothes, but I like this colour in painting, for instance : Bleu Klein .

Miss_Yves said...

www.centrepompidou.fr/education/ressources/ENS-yves_klein/ENS-Yves_Klein.htm

Miss_Yves said...

images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&source=hp&q=bleu+klein+peinture&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=_N-cS9CfFuqH4ga9uNiDAQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CCUQsAQwAw

How to reduce this too long link ???????????
résultat d'images pour bleu Klein

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Jennyfreckles! The collage function on Picasa is fun to play with!

Good morning, Pat! More rain?

:-), Martin!

You DO look good in blue, Sam! It's a color I wear too -- if it's a deep bright blue -- good with the white hair (me and Barbara Bush -- but I don't wear big pearls.)

Mine too. And my husband's. When it comes to shirts, his motto is 'Any color as long as it's blue.'

I followed the first link, Miss Yves. Love the big blue sponge! Will try the second one now.

Friko said...

a wonderful palette of shades of blue. You have the kind of the blues I could live with.

NCmountainwoman said...

And not to forget Carolina Blue! Lovely collage.

Vicki Lane said...

Thank you, Friko! We do live with many of these blues!

Mountainwoman -- Carolina? Didn't they used to have a basketball team?

Tipper said...

The way of blue-nice! Blue makes me think of 2 things-it is Pap's favorite color-and the old nursery rhyme "little boy blue come blow your horn the sheeps in the meadow and the cows in the corn"

LisaLackey said...

This is so beautiful! I have to add to this collage of words and images a song that comes to mind: Nina Simone's cover of "Little Boy Blue." Worth a listen.
Thank you for this beautiful start to my Sunday!

Tammy said...

Beautiful words, beautiful pictures. Lovely post.
Tammy (p.s. First lamb is here and all seems well!:)

Kathryn Magendie said...

How beautiful! and yes, stunning as Pat said.....

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Tipper! and Lisa, who has another Little Boy Blue in mind!

Tammy -- Hoorah! One on the ground ... and how many to go?

Thanks, Kat! Enjoyed the post over at your place!

Star said...

I think you've been playing with Picassa again Vicki, haven't you? It gave me an idea... my son David is getting married soon, as you know cos you follow my Blog. The theme of their wedding is going to be 'blue'.
Incidentally, the hydrangeas that I grow are always pink, so if those are yours, the ph in your soil must be very different to mine over here.
Blessings, Star

Vagabonde said...

This is a creative collage with beautiful shades of blue. My youngest daughter was crazy about blue when she was a wee girl (although she still likes the color a lot.) She had to eat in a blue plate, with a blue glass, blue towels, blue sheets, blue soap, blue clothes, blue birthday cake, blue blanket (which she carried everywhere) blue barrettes, books covered in blue, blue shoes (navy OK) blue toys, you see what I mean… when she grew up a little she started to make “blue experiments” and would go in the bathroom and mixed blue soap powder with blue shampoo and blue candy, and so forth. The results were….weird. I don’t know how she got that way… she was not a “blue” baby – I was. My mother told me I was born “blue” and they had to revive me. So when my grandmother told me we had “blue blood” in the family I thought I understood why I was born blue….

Bachelor said...

One of my favorite colors! Beautiful post, Vicki! :) The Bach

Vicki Lane said...

Yes, I have, Star. But Picasa wouldn't let me rearrange the pictures the way I really wanted to.Re hydrangeas, our soil is acid -- yours must be chalky.

Too funny about your daughter, Vagabonde -- I've never heard of a child that fond of a color.

Thanks, Bach!

joanny said...

This is a very 'eye candy' kind of post and with some 'sweet' words to go along with it. Nice touch and a very creative thing to do.

Joanny

Katherine said...

Blue (all shades of it) is my favourite colour. When I think of the colour blue it evokes thoughts of the sea & the sky just as are depicted in your beautiful collage. It also reminds me of my children whose eyes are reminiscent of the colour of the bluest skies.
Blue to me = Peace & serenity