Thursday, July 15, 2010

I am not a ....



Zebra ... yes I said Zebra ... kind of a lame Z word for our Z posts ... reminds me of those alphabet books from my youth ... Z is for Zebra ... C is for Cat ... that kind of thing.

But, I am not a Zebra ... i love the way a Zebra looks, so black, so white, so very little in between ... no grey areas.

I think that is the opposite of me ... I am kinda colourful ... yes, i do think so ... no black and whites here. Just a blend of colours, melding, winding, mixing, bleeding ... kind of sparkling and sometimes effervescent ... but more often than not... muted ... think Monet ... think of his water lilies, evoke a summer breeze, mix in warmth ... lots of love, and a twisted sense of humour ... arms that wish they could encompass the world and heal all wounds ... a tasteful bit of glitter and yeah, you get me ... I am so not a Zebra ... which is a good thing, mostly because i love my opposable thumbs and I don't like walking on all fours ... i did say twisted, right??


As always this post has been brought to you by the letter Z and Jenny Matlock’s incredibly fabulous Alphabe-Thursday meme … go visit her blog links to some interesting and amusing Z posts! ... geez I can't believe that next week will be the last week ... i have really enjoyed playing along with Jenny's meme!

Peace Love & Paper ~ Jo


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30 comments:

Viki said...

I think the older I'm getting I might be becoming a zebra when it comes to clothes. I go for the black part on the bottom, it hides a multitude of sins lol. Great Z post.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I was hoping someone would think of Zebra! They are cool animals, even though you're right about them being rather colorless....

laterg8r said...

girl, you are a twisted rainbow and I love you for it :D

Pondside said...

I'm one of those multi-coloured creatures too. Black and white is too restrictive!

A 2 Z said...

I've seen a lot zebras in my life. I used to live in South Africa. They are actually brown and beige. I was in shock at first. My childhood ideas of zebras were shattered. I finally got used to the idea. Fun post. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

ChristiS said...

I think I'd take a zebra striped jacket...

Jingle said...

I used to visit zoo a lot, love zebras, lovely images.

俊成俊成 said...

thanks god for the chance to enjoy so many good artical.............................................................

盈廖生家秀蔡 said...

good, excellent, nice job!!............................................................

signed...bkm said...

Great "z" post..and you are right it is hard to look at life as just black and white...bkm

Short and Sweet said...

Great "Z" post. You incorporated your colorful self into an otherwise black and white idea. Nice job.

easternsparkle said...

This is great - I love the reference to Monet especially!gamo

Mary said...

Love Monet's waterlilies~ this has been so fun! Hope to see you in summer school :-)

mbkatc230 said...

Great Z post! Being a Zebra might be a bit boring, but it sure would make it easier to get dressed for parties :) Kat

Cheryl said...

I'm a lot like you. Softly muted colors trying to stay in the middle ground of serenity where all is not black or white. Some days it's a struggle not to live an all or nothing life. Living in the color is so much easier.

Sweetums5 said...

Enjoyed your post, especially the Zebra picture and this line:

"arms that wish they could encompass the world and heal all wounds ..."

Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my blog as well -- I appreciate it!

The Muse said...

one mug of ale, coming up...
well if the zebra is coming, i will need to find another stein...
LOL

PS...I love that you are color filled and constantly swirling in the zest of life!

mrs. c said...

Lovely post, I adore those photos, especially the zebra! Thanks for the kind words and I have also enjoyed reading your posts!

Lois aka katesmum said...

good Z post... I would have probably picked.. Zzzzz as in nap!!! Yes, you are a colorful lady.. I think a Monet would fit!!

Cheryl D. said...

Great Z post! I love the analogy you drew!

H said...

I love the rich mixtures of colour in Monet's paintings. I hope I am much more of a Monet than a zebra!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I think I'm slowly becoming a zebra. I used to like bright colors, but now I wear a lot of black and white.

Sarah said...

When I look in my closet I thin zebra. Lots of black pants and white shirts for me. Easy to decide what to wear for the day. LOL
Very clever post! ~ Sarah

My name is PJ. said...

I loved the twist you put on the prompt, Jo!

I enjoy my opposable thumbs too.

賢林賢林 said...

人生有如洶湧的波濤,如果沒有岩石的阻擋,怎能激起美麗的浪花?............................................................

Life@Cee said...

I enjoyed your Z post analogy of black and white thinking to a zebra. My life is full of gray areas, and sometimes I think a little black and white, cut and dried would be nice.
Cee

Jenny said...

Oh Jo.

What a wonderful link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Z".

I really enjoyed how you wrote this. Sometimes I think I would like to be a little more black and white!

But alas, I think we are all as we're supposed to be...even if sometimes we think we should change.

Thank you for being you, Jo.

You are really a gem!

A+

Hayley G said...

What Carrie said.

paige said...

Cute! I love the way you did this. :)

楊家堯楊家堯楊家堯 said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~............................................................