Monday, April 2, 2012

A to Z, 2012-- B is For...


But first, a quick welcome to any new visitors I might have from the A to Z challenge-- and a reminder to all visitors, old and new, to sign up for my very first giveaway! Now that I've taken care of that bit of business...

Those who know me should not surprised that for me, as an artist, B stands for blue. Not just any blue-- Royal Blue.

I could have used the photos from MY wedding, since our color was Royal blue, but this was just way easier~!

Aw, hell, I might as well share one photo from my wedding! Pay no attention to the oversized bridal train, gorgeous as it may be. Look instead to the color worn by my bridesmaids-- yes, that blue-ish blur next to the beautiful big white thing.
This color of blue is near and dear to my heart for reasons I could never put into words. I even have several clothing items in Royal Blue~ a jacket, a skirt, a pair of shoes, a pair of earrings, a turtleneck, short sleeved tee-shirt...
I have NO IDEA what I'm running towards in this photo of myself from last year, but I think it has something to do with a fight between some cousins. I am the oldest, after all! All I know is that I'm NOT running from the all-in-black monster behind me. That's just one of the other "little" cousins, sillies, blacked out because he's still a "kid." Don't remind me that he's taller than I am...
Oh yes. And a royal blue sun dress. Only to be worn with the silliest of faces, of course.

A dear friend of mine told me that my strongest chakra is the throat. To those of you as ignorant as I was,  this means that my strengths lie in communication with others and expression of ideas, both expressive and receptive. It relates to creativity and the act of creating, and listening on all levels: to my own intuition, to those around me, and to the universe that surrounds me. Metaphorically speaking I wear many "hats", and as I write all of this, I realized that every one of them somehow relates to these ideas~ Artist... Musician... Fashion Designer... Teacher... Counselor... Blogger/Writer... Event Planner... the list goes on, but you get the idea.

And wouldn't you know it, the color of that chakra is blue.

Now I KNOW that someone out there is wondering what in tarnation this all has to do with my art.

The answer is unbelievably simple: I have an addiction to creating all things that are blue.

I absolutely ADORE my bead supplier (Suma in New York City) for having such a gorgeous wall. And for letting me take a photo of it, no less~!

Since I'm so drawn to blue shades, I always work extra hard to NOT create things in the color-- or better put, I experiment with other colors much more, because I don't want to have a jewelry line with no other color options. Sometimes it works and I end up with a nice variety of color options; other times, I go too far in the opposite direction and create NOTHING that is blue. But I always try to find that balance, despite my love affair with my absolute favorite color.

Do any of you have a color that "speaks" to you?

10 friends stopped by to chat:

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Beautiful BLUES!

Popping in as an A to Z Blogging Challenge participant. Please feel free to visit and comment on any of my blogs as well, leaving a link to your own post, so my readers can find you too!

All on and all in the A to Z Challenge

Heart of a Ready Writer – Bible &Devotional
Meme Express – Daily Blog Prompts (A to Z)
Nickers and Ink – featuring favorite classic poems from A to Z
Practically at Home – Wait till you see what fellow writers are cited – with article links! Maybe you!
Simply Snickers – Not posting daily in the A to Z Challenge, but inviting you to leave comments with you A to Z/NaPoWriMo poetry links!
The Mane Point – profiling special horses from A to Z (just a few letter spots left!) –
Working in Words – Writing How-to’s

You can click my name/icon for links to all these blogs!
Happy A-to-Z-ing!
Linda Ann

Retired Knitter said...

HEY, Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.

Wow, that was some bridal train. You had to have help getting around! Did it come off? It sure was beautiful.

KatieO said...

I love blue! I love the pics you've posted here, too ;-)

Glad to meet you thru AtoZ !

Krista McLaughlin said...

I love blue! It's a great color! :)

Heather Murphy said...

Green is my favorite but I love blue also. It is a very versatile color. That was quite a wedding dress!

Maggie said...

Hey thanks for stopping by! :) You're so RIGHT - there are very few young bloggers out there, at least from what I see. Cheers to us! :)And hehe, blue is not my favorite color, but your pictures are lovely.

M.J. Joachim said...

What a neat blog you have here! It so happens that my favorite color is blue too, though like you, I use all the colors and truly enjoy making things using all of them together or alone. I can't wait to get to know you better and see all the neat things you make. I'll bet some of the work you do inspire my own crochet work. Best of greetings to you!

Barbra said...

Blue is a wonderful color and can be paired with many others. Royal blue is stunning! Great choice.

shelly said...

periwinkle trips my trigger... lol...
i am so excited!!! i won a giveaway today! yay me!! first time winning.. hope i win yours, too!! hope you are well.

Merritt | LiveSimplyLove said...

Green is my go-to color...but after this post, I'm loving the royal blue!!

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