Monday, April 8, 2013

Welcome to Something Blue

I love the color blue. Blue is calming. It's a sentimental color. Blue was a latecomer among colors used in art and decoration, and one of the last colors to be named in any language. Cave paintings did not contain blue. Blue was scorned by the ancient Greeks as ugly and barbaric. In Egypt, blue was associated with the sky and with divinity. Blue was considered the color that would protect the dead against evil in the afterlife. In medieval Europe, as people began to associate the color blue with the Virgin Mary, the color entered the Church and gained a wide influence. Eventually it became a royal color, and later a political and military color. Today, most people pick it as their favorite color.

Artists who loved blue -

                    Blue Dancers by Degas

                       Monet's Water Lilies


              Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

File:Starry Night Over the Rhone.jpg

( I think I like this one better - Starry Night Over The Rhone, also painted by Van Gogh.)

So many things I own and love are blue. In many different shades. Everywhere I look my eye goes to those things that are colored blue first. If I have a choice in anything, I almost always pick the blue one.

My daughter surprised me with this journal for Mother's Day last year because she knows I love blue and birds and writing. It has a pretty "bejewelled" blue and white magnetic clasp.
It's become my new Gratitude journal. Among other things today . . . I'm grateful for the color blue! 


  1. Te seguindo aqui também,oba!!!Gfc 11.EU AMO AZUL.Beijos.

  2. I was singing a song to myself this morning and was trying to remember which blog was talking about blue last week. IT WAS YOU. The song is from "Funny Girl" and one line is;
    I'd rather be blue
    thinking of you.
    Than be happy with somebody else. . .
    Blue is associated with being sad but it's always made me happy, no -
    calm, no_
    I think content is the word I'm looking for.

  3. I was thinking of planting some blue hydrangeas in my garden this year. Not sure if Deer like to eat them though. Love the blue journal.
    Liz L

  4. Congratulations on the new blog. Blue is a favorite of mine also

  5. What a beautiful blue journal!

  6. Gosh, I'm going to enjoy your new blog. You did a wonderful job researching the color blue and posting beautiful pictures to compliment your article. I love blue too. My mother always dressed me in blue and my sister in pink. To this day she looks beautiful in pink and I still enjoy wearing blue.

  7. Yay for blue! So interested to see what you get up to here. Thanks for your new blog.

  8. I am ejoying your new blue blog ! Oh My.... What an absolutely lovely journal almost to pretty to write in : )

  9. Superbe tissu, beau cadeau. Toutes vos photos sont magnifiques.