Friday, June 29, 2012

Blue Friday

Today is 'blue' day in the Poppytalk Summer Colours week.  This is the final day in the coloured-theme week. I have pulled together a collection of photos taken by me, Emma and Chloé. The top photo was taken by Emma with a timer at my parents' Muskoka home last summer.

  1. Muskoka silhouette (photo by Emma)
  2. Forget-me-nots
  3. Swim goggles
  4. Top of fire hydrant (photo by Chloé)
  5. Emma's feet in Muskoka (photo by Emma)
  6. Lobelia
  7. Chicory (photo by Chloé)
If you garden, you know how hard it is to find true blue flowers. When I started my garden here, I planned different colour schemes for different flower beds. I intended to plant only blue and white flowers in the pool area. So many blue flowers actually are more like purple. I love purple but was disappointed that my blue and white vision never quite came to be.

I am feeling a little blue today about my painting time lately or, more to the point, the lack of it.  It's challenging once the girls are off school, especially because my studio is in the house. Other parents manage to work through the summer but I think when work is outside of the home, it is understood better and respected by everyone both inside and outside of the family.  Despite my frustration, there's lots to celebrate right now.  Emma's high school graduation and prom is tomorrow and Chloé's birthday celebration with her friends is in progress right now.  My birthday is on Sunday, Chloé's actual birthday is next Saturday and we are leaving for a family trip to New York in a matter of days.

15 comments:

  1. I love the blue! Great choices!
    So many Birthdays! I hope you have the most amazing weekend. It sounds like you are super-busy. :)
    Lots of love and Congrats to Emma on her graduation!

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  2. i had a heart murmur last saturday, and i thought of forget-me-nots i saw on my way to that place where i had the murmur during the attack. the story of how they stick to cloth played blurred in my head.

    it's of a contemplative kind of blue, isn't it?

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    1. Hope you are feeling better, Perrine. Yes forget-me-not blue is a very beautiful colour.

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  3. Beautiful peaceful blues - I especially like the fre hydrant one. Chloe certainly has an eye for great composition!

    The only true blue flowers around here are tiny, the rest are definatley from the violet spectrum.

    SO MUCH celebrating going on in your lives! Happy Birthdays all round - I hope you have a fabulous one tomorrow. Have a great time in New York - it'll be such fun I'm sure!

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    1. Thanks Cindy. Chloé does have a great eye and she's just beginning!

      Thanks for the celebratory wishes. We attended Emma's graduation ceremony this afternoon. It was lovely. Now on to the birthdays! :)

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  4. I loved your Paris chocolate croissant story so much!

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    1. Makes you look at a chocolate croissant in a different way. ;)

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  5. LOVE blue so much! :-)

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    1. Me too. Our house is full of blue.

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  6. what timing: everyone's birthday all bunched up.
    Yes, Zavie(accent egue on the "e")'s birthday is the same as yours. And her brother's is on the 14th (Bastille Day). And then their sister's is just a few days from mine.

    Aren't Forget-me-Nots and Hydrangea's true blue or at least blue of some sort?

    Have a great day tomorrow: eat lots of cake :)

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    1. So funny the way family birthdays get bunched together. Have a lovely day with Zavié tomorrow.

      For sure, I think forget-me-nots are true blue as is chicory. There many other 'blue' flowers in my garden I didn't include as they don't look that blue in the end.

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  7. Love the blues, it is a tricky flower colour. I took a photo of my scabious, it's leaning towards lilac I think? Hope you enjoy all the celebrations going on, have a fab birthday, forget about the artwork, the time will come for it, just enjoy the time with your family, it sounds like it's going to be great fun :)

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    1. Thanks Julie. You're right about concentrating on family this weekend. I hope I have a little time to paint early this week as I have a commission I have committed to.

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  8. Why did I miss this post ?!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend !! I hope you'll have a superb celebrations, just the way you want them to be !
    You have lots on your plate right now, thankfully good things on the plate !
    I do understand more than you think what you mean about working outside ... or not.
    Sending you my warmest hugs, and wishing you happy celebrations & trip to NYC !
    oxoxo

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