Friday, January 21, 2011

Haiku My Heart–Fade to White

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No delight in white.

Snow has bleached color away.

Thank God for red paint.

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(Art journal page from December 2010 – “Just Enough”)

I am craving red.

I even made my Bubbie’s Russian Beet Salad (here is the closest recipe I have found to the one I learned to make at my Bubbie’s side) yesterday, needing that perfect red stain of the beets even inside me.

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Today, I will paint the room red as I play in my journal, Golden Fluid acrylics in Quinacridone Red & Magenta, and Naphthol Red Light thrown in for good measure.

‘Cause the world outside my window is too damn white !

The silver in the very white cloud dumping 8 to 10 inches more snow on NH?

David is home for a snow day. Yay !

Happy Friday, Beautiful Ones  Off to see red…

29 comments:

deb did it said...

ohhh..."off to seeing red" maybe David will make you blush! ~giggle~ I can hardly believe that much snow...this Texas girl does not even know how to think about it...I prefer sunburns, red wine and BEETS!!

Chel said...

I am *so* over winter- c'mon spring, let's get a move on!! *hugs*

Kim said...

Well that's telling the snow fairy! Denial! Denial! Make it red instead. We're getting snow too, it's light but accumulating at an alarming rate. Thank heavens no hockey tonight! But the next few days are going to be colder than cold. I may have to turn up the red over here too.

SusieR said...

I see now coloring in your future. Come on, Rock Fairy - paint that white canvas! xoxos

Kate said...

I love it when you bring out the red. I crave the blue of the skies and some sunshine... We stillhave tons of snow but at least the roads are clear. Enjoy your snow day!

Stephanie said...

Red will always warm it up!!

not much white over here but I'm cooking up lots of color in the mango studio :)

x..x

dosfishes said...

Enjoy a cozy cuddle while it snows. Quin Magenta, yummy yum yum. Your beet salad looks delish. xox corrine

arlene said...

This time of year my eyes are starved for colour too! And your salad?? Yum! There is a "Russian Lady" at the big farmers market in Edmonton who sells is. I bought some from her once and could not get enough! I came home and made my own reasonable knock-off, but it's great to know the recipe and that others love it too! Funny thing is, with the huge Ukrainian population in Alberta, I'd never tasted this till recently. Thanks for the reminder, and the lovely colours!
Go Red or go home!

Lynn said...

Your snow white photos are awesome (to watch/see from sunny CA.!!!)
I love looking at it but oh so glad I do not have to live in it.
Transfer to RED! Love the beet salad. Did your Bubbie also make borsht?
(sp?) Beet soup?
enjoy!

Ramesh Sood said...

Haven't exprienced snow except in some hearts.. white hearts.. talk of warmth..and they would turn red..

jo said...

You need red sox.
The snow scenes are wonderful, with all those fresh dollops all over the railings. Can't get enough of snow, as long as it is NIMBY :-)

Friko said...

Warm, vibrant, in your face, red.
I am wearing a bright red jumper as I sit here admiring your bright blog.

Make the white go away.

Anonymous said...

Red is best...
We did not get that much snow but it is suppose to be very very cold this weekend -30 C. I hate winter!
I miss your beet salad. It is soooo good.
When are we leaving for Riviera Maya???

beth said...

wow are you guys getting dumped on or what ?

but lucky you....your manly man is home with you. paint away my sweet friend.....paint away.

GrandmaK said...

What wonderful words that describe how I feel...and the pictures look just like those outside my backdoor! Have a grand weekend! Stay toasty warm! Cathy

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Snow,
will you go
now?



Waiting

Grammy said...

We have plenty of snow too. But I would love to see some red flowers. Wonderful post!

jgr said...

Well, I think your snow is beautiful - but red is good too and it's just right for Valentine's day coming soon. Stay warm my friend!

ms pie said...

love beets!! when i was little we use to dig em outta the ground wash em off and eat.... crunch crunch the sound of fresh delicious beets... oh red makes me feel better already... itz gray here, a terrible gray everywhere and ice, ice, ice.. thank you for the colorful color...!!!

rebecca said...

seriously shivering from here....
i am always ready for RED!!!
paint on....
and stay warm.

Noelle Renee said...

It does look extraordinarily cold. Your beet salad looks fabulous! Your bubbie would be proud. I think that you can paint the world any color that you want any time you want Kim.
xoxo,
Noelle

Boonie S said...

I love the snow photos. Mrs S’s favourite colour is red.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a good weekend, Boonie

slommler said...

Loving the red...add some pink and I am there!!
Snow pics are fabulous but you can keep the snow. None here...woot!!!
I am loving that too!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Nanka said...

You have a beautiful header. The pictures of a severe winter made me go brrrr!! but your salad is so inviting. Beautiful words describing your feelings too!!

Spadoman said...

Don't you just love the color of beets! I like to eat them too, just boiled up is fine, with sea salt and courase ground black pepper.
The photos are like looking out my back door, (Wisconsin you know). Cold here with plenty of snow. The color I crave is yellow, like in sunshine. Some red would go nicely with that. A red convertable with the top down. Nice stuff!

Peace.

SE'LAH... said...

I am trying to make the most of this wintery weather we are being blessed with. sledding helps ;)

one love.

Marit said...

I am glad to read you are (almost?) getting over the bad mood (which isn't the word, but I'm Dutch, remember. Can't always find the right words in English...) Celebrate the red my dear - Spring will come!

Cinner said...

I so understand. glad David is home with you. have fun painting, stay warm and be cozy. hugs.

Janet said...

That's a lot of snow! No wonder you're craving some red. At least you have a warm, cozy place to stay inside and create. Red to the rescue!!