Tag: purple

Purple is my color of the month

Some months, there seems to be one color that pops up everywhere.  For me, June is the month of purple.  

Purple photos
Purple seems to be everywhere

It started with my toes.  When I went to get a pedicure, I couldn’t pass up the new Obi polish color “Do you lilac it?”.  Then, while picking out pens with which to do some Zentangling (a fancy new term of doodling), every other pen I reached for was some variation of purple.  Even my collage papers seem to be brimming with purple.

Purple is an interesting color as it has so many variations. If you skew it redder, it becomes a magenta, mulberry, or plum.  Tint it bluer and you’ve got your violet, eggplant, and lavender.  Add a little gray, up pops heather or wisteria.  Even my Crayola crayons have some great names like “purple mountains majesty” and “purple heart”.  Do you have a favorite purple color?

Pushing another chick out of the nest


More good news…I sold another painting this week to a previous collector.  Some paintings are harder to let go of than others because they have special meaning for me.  “Exodus” is one of those paintings as it is the first painting I did for my master thesis.  This painting tells the story of an autocratic society where the citizens’ lives are heavily controlled under the guise of security and “the greater good”… (i.e. “1984”)  Some citizens choose to risk escaping into the unknown, forfeiting a life of safety and order for the chance at personal freedom.  And I’ll bet you thought it was just a painting about seed pods!

Like the seed pods, it is time for “Exodus” to escaping the confines of my studio and enjoy the freedom of a new home.