Sunday, July 20, 2008

something in my favorite color

It took me all week to get around to this, EDM challenge #180, draw something in your favorite color. Did I mention that I have been busy with other work lately? Feeling overwhelmed all week until last evening I looked at all I have going on, compared it to everything that I want to do, and realized that something had to give. I had been expecting too much from my art work and as a result have been keeping myself from doing anything, if that makes any sense. Anyway, I have greatly reduced my list of things to do, and some of that stuff I want to do will just have to wait a while.

So, Everyday Matters weekly challenges remained on my shortened list because these continue to be important to me. Because I get to play and try to let go of any expectations I may have about the final result. These attempts at watercolor are a good example of that!

Today I tackled the challenge for this week, but the question remained, what is my favorite color? Not being able to decide, I chose to think about the color blue. Then which blue is my favorite? Oh, I don't know. Is it the green-blue of the ocean? Or the flat slate blue of the November sky? Maybe cobalt blue like the cobalt blue glassware hubby and I collected from flea markets and junk shops when we were newly married? Or perhaps my very favorite blue is that deep blue of kiddo's eyes? Cornflowers are blooming here now everywhere along the roadsides. I always did like cornflower blue.












9 comments:

Stephanie said...

love your take on the color challenge! really think the cobalt blue bottle is great and that cornflower just sings for me! I'm glad you had a chance to play!

Deb said...

Oh I so identify with your statement "I had been expecting too much from my art work and as a result have been keeping myself from doing anything, if that makes any sense." And blue is one of my fav colors, too. All of your "blues" are great! I think the cornflower is my pick. :-)

MaryO said...

Aw, I love this! I love all your blues, but my favorite right now would be the color of the four baby bluebirds who just fledged from the nest box in my backyard this very afternoon!

Lynn said...

Great post, Ann! Your drawings are lovely, as always. But I really appreciated your comment about using the challenges to let go of expectations for the final result. I'm taking that straight to heart! Thanks for the reminder.

SCquiltaddict said...

nice job on the blue post...as usual you are over the top:>

Spinneretta said...

I admit, I love the blue of my daughter's eyes too. Then there are the different sky blues... twilight, dawn, a sunny day, dusk, night (that's really DARK blue)...
I can see why you like it! :)

Linda T said...

Great art and very thoughtful and wise post. Thanks for sharing, and I love cornflowers, too.

Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I really do appreciate all of the kind comments. You guys keep me going!

freebird said...

Overwhelmed? I guess it's easy when we see so many things that inspire us or tickle our fancy. I've been there all summer.

I love how you really did play with the blues. Besides, they are great little pictures.

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