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Adventures in Color - Spring Trees Part 2

“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. ”  - John Ruskin


 




 
 
A character on a short lived television comedy titled,Welcome to New York,remarked on that city's clothing style saying,“We wear black. And that's only until they invent something darker”. 


 
 
I lived near Miami for 3 years. When we first moved there from New York, my wardrobe truly did consist of mostly black, brown and tan. (and that was my summer wardrobe) 

Spring, Where Are You?

Spring came slowly to the Northeast in 2013.
Wanted posters starting circulating on Facebook for Punxsutawney Phil – the crime – FRAUD.
 
Mother Nature's April Fool's joke was a night time low of 32 degrees with a wind chill in the teens.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bare black branches of the trees still stood out against white skies that promised some form of precipitation.
 
 
Two days before Easter Sunday, I excitedly exclaimed that I saw little green leaves beginning to sprout on a bush next to the front of our house.

Found Objects

 
 
 
 
 
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I believe this old adage best explains the artistic moniker, "found object".
 
The term,found object, actually comes from the Frenchobjet trouvé, meaning art created from objects that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function.
 
When I look at this sculpture, which I found on the blog site, The Crafty Crow  -  

Playdough Perfection

“What insane person invented glitter play-dough?”
                                   - Me

My older daughter was an angel for Halloween when she was five.

Like most little girls, she couldn't wait to try on the glitter speckled nylon mesh wings as soon as they arrived in the mail.


How cute.

How sweet.
 
 
 
 
 

Artful Gratitude

 
“Things are never so bad that they couldn’t be worse.”
- my friend Caroline’s mother

While on the surface, that may seem to be a horribly pessimistic view of life, after first hearing my friend recount that statement from her mother, and then pondering on it, that phrase has actually become one of my favorite “attitude adjustment quotes.”   


No matter how bad things may seem, there is always something to be thankful for.

At about the time when my older daughter was 12, I read the book,
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