Saturday, October 12, 2019

Fancy Colors

Colors do something for me.  As a teenager a Mrs. Miller who lived next door tried to teach me how to paint, she was encouraging, but I could tell she was disappointed.  Her drawing ability far exceeded mine, and she had been practicing for 7 or 8 decades.  Still she told me, if you enjoy it, that is all that matters, who cares what others think.  Mr. Miller described herself as a successful widow, the first husband died and left her a couple-hundred acres of good Florida farm land, she used that to bankroll the second husband into a VW, Audi, Porsche dealership, in the late 1950's when VW and Porsche were just getting a strong foothold in the US market.  When the second husband died, she inherited the lot.   

The greatest thing that I learned from painting with Mrs Miller was how colors blend and shade.  I learned more about color from painting, than from color photography, or any other art class.    

Color excites me, I find pleasure in colors.  I have recently come to the conclusion that having a favorite color is to restricting for me.  I color outside of the lines anyway.  

Do you wish for more or less color in your life?   


  1. MORE MORE MORE COLOR! my knitting has colors.

    this man LOVES colors:

  2. Any more color and I'd explode.

    1. Then there would be lots of pinks and reds

  3. Anonymous10/12/2019

    I like black and white in my life. She was one smart lady.

  4. I absolutely LOVE colors! I was such a drab 'don't look at me' type of kid, frumpy to the extreme in my browns and beiges. Balder Half brought color into my life, both figuratively and literally. Colors make me happy and brighten my mood. I may still be frumpy but now I'm in living color too! I can also rock black and white :)

  5. Never enough color. A new elegant little yarn (and notions) shop just opened around the corner. I don't knit, crochet, or "notion," but I can get lost staring through that window filled with stacks of colors.

  6. Three guesses what I think about color.....