Word of the Week: Blue

B L U E :  The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming. However, not all blues are serene and sedate. Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic — an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. 

Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I'm on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding - yet beautiful - Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space. ~ Buzz Aldrin

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore. ~ Lord Byron

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.~ Vincent Van Gogh

   Michelle Larson   - I had so much fun with Susan Shepardson experimenting with indigo blue dye using the shibori technique. These are the results... : )

Michelle Larson - I had so much fun with Susan Shepardson experimenting with indigo blue dye using the shibori technique. These are the results... : )

   Julie Cimpko   - The color blue always takes me away to another place...somewhere far away. I immediately think of stillness and serenity.

Julie Cimpko - The color blue always takes me away to another place...somewhere far away. I immediately think of stillness and serenity.

   Chelsea Hipley   - The current blue situation on my living room floor.

Chelsea Hipley - The current blue situation on my living room floor.

   Karen Mateer   - As I walk in and out of my bathroom many times during the day, I see my oil painting I did last year in a palette knife class. It may have been inspired by Van Gogh's words "I never get tired of the blue sky." Or it may just have happened by chance that I painted the different blues in the sky because they simply were beautiful. In any case, I'm grateful for the many wonderful 'blue' moments and smiles it produces each day.

Karen Mateer - As I walk in and out of my bathroom many times during the day, I see my oil painting I did last year in a palette knife class. It may have been inspired by Van Gogh's words "I never get tired of the blue sky." Or it may just have happened by chance that I painted the different blues in the sky because they simply were beautiful. In any case, I'm grateful for the many wonderful 'blue' moments and smiles it produces each day.

   Madeline Lovejoy   - So many luscious shades of blue: midnight, indigo, cobalt, indigo, royal, sky, periwinkle.  My favorite shade of blue is indigo, it is the color of the sixth chakra, seat of the third eye, intuition and enlightenment.  

Madeline Lovejoy - So many luscious shades of blue: midnight, indigo, cobalt, indigo, royal, sky, periwinkle.  My favorite shade of blue is indigo, it is the color of the sixth chakra, seat of the third eye, intuition and enlightenment.  

   Susan Shepardson   - Recently I learned about shibori - a Japanese dying technique that dates back to the 8th century. The main dye used in shibori is indigo which happens to be my favorite color so naturally I wanted to try it. I gathered all of the necessary materials and asked my friend Michelle to join me. We had so much fun creating napkins, tea towels and tank tops. The process is real open ended and produces unexpected and beautiful patterns. It's fun and easy to do; now my head is swimming with shibori ideas.

Susan Shepardson - Recently I learned about shibori - a Japanese dying technique that dates back to the 8th century. The main dye used in shibori is indigo which happens to be my favorite color so naturally I wanted to try it. I gathered all of the necessary materials and asked my friend Michelle to join me. We had so much fun creating napkins, tea towels and tank tops. The process is real open ended and produces unexpected and beautiful patterns. It's fun and easy to do; now my head is swimming with shibori ideas.