June 22, 2012

Live a Colorful Life



As it is officially SUMMER, the brightest colorful season, and  the school year ends, I think about color. 
Color is everywhere. We are under the power of color; it touches almost everything in the world around us.
But we often take colors for granted. I catch myself again and again saying " I don't like bright colors" not having  a clue why?! You will rarely see me wearing red, green, or yellow...unless they are colors in pastel range, soft and subtle.  I prefer white decor, almost colorless... I enjoy black and white photography ...I buy white ironstone. My car is dark blue... When my son chooses some bright colored clothes ( his tie for his graduation  is pink!), I immediately search for good enough reasons to make him change his mind ...Why? I know I am classically introverted and don't like attention, but what is wrong with color? Does it have anything to do with perhaps the broken bond between my inner child and my inner adult? Why do children always enjoy bright colorful things? They think colorless is b.o.r.i.n.g and associate bright, highly saturated hues with pleasant moments, fun and happy times.  I believe we adults do it too, but  many of us also think  bright color combinations  lack seriousness, style as it screams for attention  ... If we take for example older people, who are often made to feel invisible in the society,  when an older woman wears pink, violet, green or other vibrant colors,  IT honestly surprises a lot of us ( even thought we like it ).
Bright colors spark energy and creativity. They can change our mood and the mood of others around us. Color originates in light and has power (or we empower it). Color has a great impact on the way we perceive the world as well as the way we make ourselves visible, important, alive; with every color choice we say something about ourselves:
Look at me! I am here! This is me! I am sad ! I don't want to be seen! I am not in my happy stage of life ! I want the whole world to know  I am happy! Lets have fun ! I take myself seriously ! I don't take myself seriously! I don't care what others think!...
Color can create  balance, harmony, peacefulness, excitement, tension, nostalgia...
    
What does your color preference reveal about you?

With some of my  pictures, taken as part of a photography class project, I wish you a happy, fun, beautiful, color {full}  SUMMER!
Embrace your inner child!
Find joy and color in the simplest of things!
Color your life, make it beautiful!
And when this summer you look for something fun and joyous," don't forget to count yourself in."





Simple Things Talking in Color
















I want to believe, in my soul, I am still that little wondering girl who dreams of that land with cloudless blue skies and bluebirds flying....somewhere over the rainbow...
                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                






Thank you to all of you, my old and new readers!












16 comments:

  1. Pretty color spectrum use.

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  2. This is a brilliant, thought provoking post! I too can relate to what you're talking about. As far as dress and even decor is concerned, for many years I have gone with the classic, basic, neutral colors: black, white, taupe, etc. But, over the past couple of years, I have been starting to CRAVE color! hmmm...maybe a breaking out of my shell?? haha...

    Your images are amazing! Lovely!!! I was trying to see if they were yours and it looks like they are!!! :) WAY COOL to see that when so many people are using pinterest & google, etc...

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  3. Good morning my beautiful friend!!!

    Well, let me tell you. AQUA is my ultimate favorite color, with green following. What is reveals about ME I believe, is that I strive on LIVING and ACTIVE colors. All colors evoke some kind of emotion, but aqua evokes peace and calm and I think that must say that I want peace so I can THINK and create. It is pretty simple for me....

    LOVELY IMAGES TODAY MY DEAR and have a wonderful day!!! Anita

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  4. My favorite photos? The jar of cupcake papers and the melted colors - especially love those. As I arrived here from Pink Saturday - I was thinking- before reading, what about those who cannot see color (literally) or see at all. That person's color comes from within and that touches on the words in your post. I think of something I read once, about the sun doesn't shine because it's happy it does because it shines. Something like that. And, I think (for myself) of a piece of Hebrew/Christian Scripture that talks about God's river of delights (Psalm 36:5-9, verse 8 mentions the river of delights. So, I came along w/your post and did some colorful thinking! Happy Pink Saturday from Jenn, Link #114,

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  5. Those sweet cupcakes caught my eye and here I am! Smile! I am your newest follower too! The lovely colors here make me smile. Enjoy the weekend and come visit soon.

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  6. Sylvia my darling friend!

    Thank you for your visit today my sweet! Oh how fun this summer is, non? COLORS everywhere and I do believe that our wet summer has contributed to some happy gardens! I want to thank you again for being a part of the Paris post and for putting in so much beauty and EFFORT into your post. Now it is time for lazy days (I HOPE!) and watermelon, grapes, cook outs and family. Enjoy sweet one, Anita

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Happy pink Saturday.

    Come and see my PINK entry, when you get a chance, thanks!

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  8. HI SYLVIA!!!
    I LOVE COLOR!!!!I was shocked the other day when I asked my 4 year old grand daughter what her Favorite color was this month???SHE replied BROWN....ewwwww...I said WHY brown???Her HAPPY response.....MIMI, Horses are Brown!!!Why of course Brown should be your favorite color!!!!She adores horses!!!I have Held Red-Maroone-Pink as MY favorite colors since .....well since I cannot remember not liking them....although I do recall a spell in teen years where Green was a favorite..I only remember that because I had a BIG fight with my little sister....her favorite was Blue....I informed her there was WAY MORE GREEN on EARTH then BLUE...MY DAD settled that fight real quick and assured Her and I that NO....there was WAY more Blue then green....most of the planet is Water and the SKY....so I may have then decided to just go with RED!!!I do not wear alot of red....but I do wear alot of Burgundy-Pink......my House is primarily fall colors....Burgundy and gold....I think because fall is my fav season...although Az( well the part I live in) does not have fall...NO fall leaves!!!!
    Sad huh???
    Have a colorful day
    hugs,
    jamie--mimi

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  9. So beautiful - I love it! A colourful weekend to you too!

    Hugs, Stephie x

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  10. Fun and beautiful!

    Visiting for Pink Saturday- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/06/pink-swimsuit.html

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  11. Sylvia,

    Oh my goodness! I am IMPRESSED by your photography and a tad bit jealous! That must be so much fun to take a class. If you aren't doing this for a living, you SHOULD because you have some talent! But in the meantime, I'm happy to have found you through Anita's Paris Link Party and I'll be sure to come back to soak up some of your photos in the future.

    Have a great week!
    Heidi

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  12. Hi Sylvia,
    You were right, we are both caught up in a rainbow! Funny, I am not really a bold popping colour kind of gal either, it must be something with the summer heat and bright sunshine...I absolutely love your post photos here, really fabulous ~
    And on that note have a colourful and inspiring week!
    Nathalie

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  13. Sylvia, you certainly
    bring a rich rainbow
    of color to my life
    with your beautiful
    images and thoughts!

    You are right; my little
    nieces and nephews
    CRAVE color and being
    with them reminded
    me that there was a
    time when I did, too!
    Thank you for the reminder.

    Love your pictures and
    I'm sure you got an A++
    in your class : )

    xo Suzanne

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  14. I love the paperclip picture. It is so simple, but looks very complex and brings a depth to something in life that we see everyday.

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  15. This post is stunning! I love colour in my home but mainly wear black...isn't that strange! I must try to add some more colour to my wardrobe!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'day linky party! I've just shared it on Google+

    This week's linky is now live and I am very excited to invite you to a Social media linky party that I will be hosting on July 14. The details are all at the blog if you would like to join in.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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  16. How did I miss this glorious, gorgeous post, my dear Sylvia??
    The images....wow..you are so talented :) LOVE the striped socks!!
    As much as I love all colors, and as much as I love to paint and draw...like you, I do not like to wear color. I think for me it is my introvert personality, yes.
    I also think that because of my natural coloring...neutrals are most flattering...I love chocolate browns and charcoals.
    I do think color is so powerful and can be used therapeutically with great results...
    Beautiful work, dear sister!
    Lots of love,
    - Irina

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