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by Debra

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by Carolyn

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a favorite color … hers and mine

life is art … live yours in color …

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As I type this here today, it is unknown to me what color Debra is choosing and she doesn’t know what color I have chosen. Our goal is to see how different or alike we are in the photos we take. As you read this, we can all see the end result. Please let us know what your thoughts are on what you see. What is your favorite color?

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“blue is the only color that maintains its own character in all its tones … it will always stay blue”          Raoul Dufy

Blue is the color of the sky and sea, so maybe that’s why I have such a heartfelt love for this color. I absolutely love the ocean, as I’ve mentioned previously, being at the beach is a great comfort to me.  My photography journey began with photographing landscapes and seascapes.  I believe the love for blue is reflected in my personality, both in my personal life as well as my artistic life.

There is a peacefulness to the color, at least for me, I feel this peacefulness when I look at blue, wear blue or decorate my home in blue.   At one point, 90% of our home was decorated in blue of one shade or another.  I guess, blue makes me feel happy and at peace, so I surround myself with it.

After shooting today’s photograph, I did a search to see what the color blue actually meant.  To my surprise, blue signifies trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn’t like to make a fuss or draw attention. It hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way.  I believe these characteristics describe many of my own personality traits, so maybe that is why I have such a strong attraction and love for the color blue.

Until next time . . . Deb


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What can I say about purple … I have to say something about myself when I think of ‘a favorite color’. Throughout most of the earlier years of my life, I was a very ‘behind the scenes, quiet … don’t notice me … kind of person’. My favorite colors were earth tones … well, they still are.

There came a time though when I came out of my shyness and all of who I was. God had brought a pop of color into my life just by Him being in my life. I began to feel as though I needed to add a pop of color to my favorites … what I wear, etc. Purple seemed to be the color of choice.

And then, of course, nature itself has so much purple. Where I live, it’s difficult to grow plants because of the type of soil. Lavender grows easily out here, so it has become one of my favorite flowers to photograph.

Hoping you love my purple flowers as much as I do!

Carolyn