Friday, July 24, 2009

Blue Friday...

You wake up to that oh too familiar patter of rain...

and looking out the window you know it is going to be a blue day...

All the occupants of the house are feeling it...

All those fun playmates are far away now...

We may as well just sleep the day away...

At least the beds are cozy on a blue, blue day...

But wait ! I see something hopeful on the horizon ...


A place where the colors are hot and bright...

(post card -"Wake-up!" - July 2009)

Where imagination and creativity wake up and feel alive !

(postcard - "the path is good"- July 2009)

Thank God for it ! Art is Good...

especially on a blue Friday...

The weather this summer in New England has just plain sucked !!! As you know, last winter was the Winter of Our Deep Discontent, and in spite of the rainy, cold, un-summer-like summer , I have been really proud of how well I have kept my spirits up and positive and thankful. But even the cheeriest of people have to be getting down with this kind of weather...it is very hard to keep things UP when all that comes down is rain...

I do have to say that even though I am feeling a little blue with the weather, and the fact that my sweet playmates have headed back up North, getting in there, in the studio, playing with the colors that make my senses happy, and creating little pieces of me on paper is really the best therapy I could ask for. Art is my lifesaver !

I am working on a piece of a birthday gift for a special person, so very dear to my heart, another of my lifesavers, in fact. I don't want to show it here in case she visits but I will give you a little sneek peak. I promise you that it is not blue !!!

I hope your Friday is colorful and creative, beautiful Ones !

13 comments:

Snap said...

I'm trying to help by taking some of your rain! Wonderful color -- you go girl!

Jennifer said...

The weather has been weird in Cleveland too! I am soooo with you, thank GOd for art!!

beth said...

I loved the blue start to your day ending with HELLO STUDIO and GREAT PAINTS and COLORS and FUN !

you're too cute !

kikipotamus said...

We are also having a not-so-summery summer here in Toronto. I'm glad you have your sunny art table full of COLOUR to cheer you!!! Creativity is a saviour.

simplydelicious said...

Love the color! I know all too well the healing that art provides...keep painting!! Stay happy...

Karen

Tumble Fish Studio said...

You bring color everywhere you go my dear lady! A wonderful post with a surprise ending and lots of lovely work!

I enjoyed your Buried Treasure too. I remember that wonderful post from the first time and it was fun to see it again.

Hope you have a great weekend!
marsha

Jacky said...

Rainy day are great for getting the paints out.... loving all of the colour and looking forward to seeing your new creations in bold, vibrant colour.

Jacky xox

patti said...

I loved the contrast of seeing your cool, shadowy pics, then the bright riotous arty stuff. When we're down all we need is a paintbox!

misty said...

the top photo of you in blue is SO beautiful, it looks like a painting!
blue days are good here and there, but too many of them and it's hard to crawl back into the color... unless you have ART, yes, than god for art! ;)
wonderful post!

Jill said...

So much beauty... even if it is blue. So glad to come and visit you... it's been awhile! I am back with the living... trying to get my groove back. Hope your summer has been relaxing despite the less than delightful weather.
xoxo Jill

elk said...

kim the post really told a story ...the postcard with all the music on it is so stunning...well all your work is! I am so happy to have found you this blue friday

Anonymous said...

"it's raining all over the world"
Isn't there a song with those words in it.
After a nice sunny day yesterday, we are back in the clouds today.
Let's stay happy in our hearts by whatever medium we have at hand...Like the memories of babysitting amazing grandkids!!!!
:):):)
love you precious one.

Jamie said...

"...creating little pieces of me on paper is really the best therapy I could ask for." Amen Sista!!! Your colorful creations are a burst of sunshine!!! Love, Jamie