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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Grounded In Blue

My last post, two weeks ago talked about color and inspiration from those colors. We (artists and humans in general) can be attracted to a color(s) and not even realize we are. Drawn to it over and over again. Choosing things, clothes, furnishings, throw pillows even from those color sets. Do you have some that come to mind? 

For me it's BLUE. And I wouldn't say it's my favorite color. I don't think as adults we really have ONE favorite color. However we can still be drawn to it and choose it more than others. Yes? 

my California vacation, 2013
 When I am at the beach, at the ocean, I am grounded. I wonder if maybe this is why I keep coming back to these colors. They inspire that feeling of being grounded. 
At home. At peace. 

So then once you realize this color has a hold on your attention, you begin seeing it everywhere. And that's where I am at. 

This morning I thought about my blog post and what I would write. A particular artist came to mind and her music videos. Iammiamiwhoami Because in my minds eye I suddenly realized that all her videos are filmed at the ocean and beach. The color set I've been drawn to....
sold

So I went back to look and noticed there's a link in the title image To Whom It May Concern. I clicked through, and it's a Nordic Clothing line. Fantastic! More of my colors! I encourage you to take a look and see if you are pulled in too. There are some beautiful prints for sale as well here.

I have been inspired to create a new jewelry collection in this line of colors, entitled Winter At The Beach. It's in the budding stages still but growing quickly. It's such a small collection I am not really advertising it yet. However, you can see the collection here: http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/collections/winter-at-the-beach  More will be added in later today December 8th. 

My my most recent creation: 
Hammered nugget charms created from bits of recycled .999 fine silver, handmade ceramic beads (by Cindy's Art & Soul) with a sand glaze, stormy BLUE Spectrolite gemstones, wrapped in fine silver wire. Ear wires are hand forged sterling silver with hammered ball ends. Available at Art and Soul Jewelry.

What colors are you drawn to? Do you get stuck on a color and wear it all the time? Share it with us. 


Peace~
http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/



 

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful earrings Cindy! I really love that first pair! I guess I can't say for sure what colors I'm drawn to the most. I do however, love jewel toned colors. I don't really have just one favorite. I love teals, plums, golds, rich brown and of course any shade of green! I don't like pinks! lol

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  2. Just like you Cindy, I'm drawn to the colors of nature and what makes me feel close to home. Growing up in the Sierra foothills of California, made me fall in love with deep rich earthy greens and rusty colors. I love your new collection winter at the beach! The color combinations are very relaxing and grounding. You combine metals, stones and ceramics beautifully!

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    1. I bet that was an amazing place to grown up! I love California! What I've seen of it anyway. Thanks so much!

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  4. Cindy, what a great post! You took me right along with you to the peaceful place blues can take you. I love the earrings, both of them. The bottom pair is the kind of piece I can stare at, like any piece of art that grabs me. I will be back to look at them again. . . . and yet again, I'm sure. For me it is turquoise, the whole range, from pale aqua to deepest teal. If I am not careful and pay attention, my entire shop would be filled with it. When I browse beads I am repeatedly adding those shades to my cart without too much thought other than, oh, they're beautiful, and then take them out because, again, I cannot design with only turquoise!! I look forward to seeing your collection and what you add to it. Thank you for the wonderful post and earrings.

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    1. Thank you Norbel! I am the same way with Green, actually. I always buy green beads. :-D Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

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  5. This is going to be a beautiful collection if these earrings are an example. They are so soft and subtle, I love your beads and your finished jewelry!

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    1. Thanks so much Kristi! I appreciate that! :-)

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  6. I love the combination of that deep inky indigo blue with the off-white. Those little charms of yours in the top pair are beauties!

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    1. Right now I am just wonderfully addicted to those color sets... so we'll see what falls out from here. Thank you Claire! :-)

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  7. you and I are on the same page when it comes to blue, has always been my favorite color. I do branch out and truly love vivid's too like orange and red. I'm also an earthy gal, I think being a native of CO kinda turns you that way. Your collection is lovely and I think they are a good staple color that will go with just about anything in ones wardrobe. Cant wait to see more!!

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    1. Thank you Lynn. I do think we are on the same page. Love red and orange too- but resist using them because I don't wear them well. Also love CO! I found it to be a lot like WA in the landscape. Just beautiful! Thanks so much! :-)

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  8. I always admire the way you combine metal and ceramic. And your wire work is so neat. Love both pairs but I can't stop looking at the first one. It depends on my mood which colors I am drawn too. At the moment it's vivid and bright colors like orange, yellow, fuchsia. But I'm an earthy person as well. I love the autumn colors, browns, yellows, greens. :-)

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