Wednesday, September 8, 2010

violets are blue .... really???

I thought that violets were violet .... gosh, i hope this whole violet thing is not going to turn into another debate on weather a colour is or isnt a colour .... (indigo still haunts me)  i love my title ... so sorry but the rest of this post is going to be rather lame ... i have been out and about ... took a day trip to beautiful Whistler ... took a peek to peek gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains ... and i have been painting dd's bedroom walls ... guess what colour???

If you said violet ... well then  you are dead wrong ... she went with a black and white scheme ... painting over hotpink and black ... all i can say is that that Behr's all in one primer and paint works really really well ... love it ... sadly this paint project has taken me most of the week ... i don't know how professional painters manage to do something like this ... i had little bits of black sneaking on to the white walls and vice versa ... and then i would have to take a teeny tiny paint brush to correct it ... it was very picky work ... and we finished just now ...

omg ... you're still reading???  this is a dreadful post, so here are some pictures featuring lovely violets for your amusement and enjoyment!

this was parked outside of the grocery store with the engine running ... i really wanted to hop on and ride ... did you know i used to ride ... yeah back in the day ... me... all 100 pounds of me back then screaming down the highway on two wheels ... that was like over 30 years ago ... there were not many female riders back then ...

this is an older photo ... i made these easter eggs using alcohol inks ... i loved the way they turned out ... if you try this, do not eat the eggs ... you would be best to blow out the eggs first and then ink the empty shell 
these flowers look violet to me ... they are so interesting  ... i haven't a clue those as to what there are but i do find them appealing 

I found this piece of pottery ... looks rather artistic ... on a wall ... that wall as a matter of fact ... just sitting there, kinda lonely and abandoned ... i loved the violet undertones on the exterior



and her is my dd ... sitting with some very pretty violet orchids and other violet coloured flowers ...


Thanks so very much for reading this post through ... not my best, but it didn't want to miss a week .... enjoy your trip around Jenny's Rainbow Summer School Meme this week ... i am sure you will find loads of violet beauty and inspiration!

Peace, Love & Paper  ~ Jo





20 comments:

signed...bkm said...

love that violet motorcycle...now you are not going to find another post with that in it...great post...bkm

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think you have found some wonderful violet objects.

A 2 Z said...

Hi,

I just painted my daughter's bedroom from screaming wild green to white. She is not sure she likes it...yet. I know one thing: if she wants it another color she will have to do it herself! LOL Thanks for sharing the pictures. I agree that violet,mauve, purple and certain colors of blue are difficult to differentiate!

Terra said...

no debate from me. Violet is not blue. ok a little debate. I like the purple easter egg, very vibrant!

RNSANE said...

That "violet" motorcycle is great! And, I agree, violet is violet...at least, all the stuff I read said so...it's not purple which is a combination of blue and red!! So, you are absolutely right.

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Lourie said...

LOL I never even put that together..."violets are blue" But then what rhymes with violet?

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Haha!!! I love your title! Hm...yeah! What about that anyways!!! "Violets are blue..." what a way to get a little one(who is just learning the colors) mixed up! :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you sooooo much for stopping over at my last post... I hope that I can get my violet one up! Our trip to see our kiddos was wonderful, but it went toooo quickly!...it's back to work and havent had time to do any blog stuff til now...

Kat said...

Love that bike, but I'm terrified of them. But they are so cool looking :) I love the Behr paint/primer combo - I recently painted DD's VERY purple room a lovely soothing blue. It covered like a charm. Thanks for your comment on my "violet" - I really had nothing this week and it just popped into my head!

Sue said...

So you were a hot motorcycle mama, huh? Love that!

=)

Pondside said...

No way I'd get on a bike like that, no matter how great the colour - I'm too big a chicken!
I'm going to Whistler later this month, for the first time. I hope it's dry enough to do some exploring.

Pondside said...

No way I'd get on a bike like that, no matter how great the colour - I'm too big a chicken!
I'm going to Whistler later this month, for the first time. I hope it's dry enough to do some exploring.

Debbie said...

Nothing lame about it...you found some fine examples. Even though I would not get on that motorcycle, it still looks cool:)

Viki said...

I used to ride a motorcycle years ago but on the back lol. Great violet pictures. Again I'm absent from Alphabe-Thursday, for shame lol.

Lynn Stevens said...

I had to laugh when I read your post, I paint for a living mostly faux and murals but I'm really fast, I amaze my customers. I charge by the hour so there always happy when I can whip it out quick!!!
Hope your DD lovss her new room. Great photos! TFS
hugs Lynn

Anna said...

Dear Jo,

It's not so easy deciding what colour different flowers actually are. There are for example wild flowers called 'bluebells', but their colour is actually more of a violet-purple than true blue.
You have some interesting thoughts about colours here.
Lovely photo of the flowers.

Thank you so much for visiting my Violet-post.

Best wishes,
Anna
For the benefit of other readers:
Anna's Rainbow Violet

You may want to read a poem that I posted for abc-Wed.-H:
Anna's H-word-abcWed

Jingle said...

love the motorcycle and the flowers.

H said...

Many years ago, I used to ride a motorbike. I too would love to hop on that one and take a ride!

Melinda Cornish said...

you are so funny....violet to me is any shade of purple....violets are violet to me....arent they? oh who knows....
I want to see the black and white paint job...now that sounds like a job!

Cheryl said...

I'm still struggling to get over the room painting. The painter we hired took forever to paint one room and didn't do a great job. I think you did fine in a week.

I'd love to see the room. B&W sounds great. You chose some great voilets too, especially the bike. Vroom vroom!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the chuckle. This was really a cute link for Rainbow Summer School.

Believe me, I'm not casting any stones considering I came up with a story on Scoop for the week! ha!

Your daughter is really pretty. I hope she appreciates all the painting. That should count for a killer Mothers Day and Christmas present for sure!

Thanks for linking!

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