Words of late artist Frank Howell...I totally relate!

"There are few days off and no retirement from this entanglement of knowledge, passion and vision that will be molded and converted into creative expression. There are no guarantees of acceptance, understanding or reward, but...the noise inside the mind never ceases. I will paint today, tonight and for as many tomorrows as I am given..." Words of the late artist Frank Howell...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesdays Celebrating Color- Violet (aka Purple!)

I hope you weren't holding your breath waiting for the color post today...I had a dental appointment, then a stop by Michael's, and now the day is almost gone!  Better late than never, though, so here we go...

Violet is more commonly known as purple.  Whatever you call it, it is very often declared the "favorite" color of females.  Don't know why the guys out there don't care as much for it, or even if it  a fact, but it just seems like I've never heard a guy say he likes purple... I've heard many girls say they love it.  Anyway, let me show you some wonderful pics of some violet or purple!

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Via Indulgy.com/aleksandra.wiza

Antique purple glass found at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market #purple
Via Honeysucklelane.blogspot.com

African Violets - not toxic for either cats or dogs. They like moist soil and bright light, but don't need direct sunlight.
Via Weekendgardner.net

I have a tea cup just like this one   <3 Vintage Aynsley Violette Tea Cup and Saucer 1960
Via Etsy.com

The colors of the world await on the web.  Try "color surfing" and you may find treasures like this violet door.
Via Beautiful-portals.tumblr.com

take that old ugly metal bench and put some bright spray paint on it - this will really stand out in the garden...very pretty
Via Grimlyhouse.tumblr.com

andrewsplants:  omgplants:  Sonata-kolchuga African violet  At this point it’s very rare that I see something “new” in African Violets but this is pretty amazing.
Via SerenityTranquality.tumblr.com

Via Blog.Essioshower.com
When you add white to purple, you get lavender.  Have you ever seen lavender looking this pretty and delicious?  

Pink Piccadilly Pastries: Violet Macarons for Tea!
Via Pinkpiccadillypastries.blogspot.com

And, when you add a little black, this is what you get - a very dramatic, dark purple.
Purple | Porpora | Pourpre | Morado | Lilla | 紫 | Roxo | Colour | Texture | Pattern | Style | Form |
Via Youtube

Next week we'll be hanging out with red-violet, as we work our way around to the warm side of the color wheel.  I'll try to have that one up on time!

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