Sunday, May 4, 2008

It's All About The Color

Sometimes, it is just all about color. Vibrant, rich colors.

Although I welcomed the springy pastels after a long cold winter, I am now looking forward to hot summertime shades of blues, reds, greens and yellows.

The trees are budding and soon the mountains in the distance will be a glorious green and the lawn will turn from a dull tan to a vibrant green occasionally speckled with bright yellow dandilions and wild flowers. Have I mentioned that I love mowing the lawn? That is one of my favorite past times! Thank goodness I don't have allergies as I love the smell of a fresh cut lawn on a beautiful sunny day!

Summer brings big beautiful blue skies as well. I love to spend my days outside on these wonderful summer days and have been known to just lay in the grass and watch the clouds stroll by for a bit.

Tulips, tomatos, poppies or berries - choose your own red!
Summer brings wonderful colors into our lives and I hope that my latest collection has captured some of these colors and feelings.

Colors can do many things to different people. For me, they remind me of wonderful places and bring me into my own peaceful world. What do they do for you?


Nora said...

Hi Val, I love color too! When I make my crocheted doll hats I try to have colors that POP when they show up in my listings. Your blog is so cool, I love to read your writings.

Leah said...

I love the greens in that first photo, beautiful!

Red Berry Crochet said...

Very nice Valerie! It's great how you incorporated your beautiful pots into this post :)

Kelly Drill said...

Ooooo, I love those reds! Very pretty.

Rocki Adams said...

Colors are great therapy! Yellow makes me happy because I think of sunflowers (my favorite flower) and I love sunny weather! My studio is yellow!
Love your blog Valerie!
☼ Rocki

Lisa Abdul-Quddus said...

Beautiful colors and the bowls are FAB!

New England Quilter said...

I love the bright colors for summer!!

Captain Skulduggery Dug said...

Ooooooooo I'm loving the orange one most of all but the green ones run a very close second.

Tall Cottage Thoughts said...

You are a good writer. Very nice blog. I didn't win your bowls yesterday but I have a feeling somehow something different is awaiting me. I'm trying to read all your blogs and tripped upon your photo of brown bowl and a sequoia tree. Wonderful. I really should be cleaning but sitting here reading is so enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your pieces with us.