It’s Color Palette Blog Walk Day, and if you’re new here, hello and welcome!
What is a Color Palette Blog Walk? It’s a way to connect with other bloggers and artists who love color like me, and a chance to see color through someone else’s eyes. Plus, it’s also an excuse to make color palettes, which I’m always up for (and constantly trying to get people to do with me).
Today is round three, and this time around, CPBW participants are sharing palettes inspired by joy. I’m curious if people associate colors with emotions the way I do, and if so, what colors will pop up.
As I was putting together palettes this post, one particular color did stand out for me. It seems I do have a color for joy, and that color is yellow. Bright yellows, orange-y yellows, soft yellows – so long as there’s a shade of yellow in there, I seem to be happy (and vice versa). Or deep, strong greens; I seem to relate positively to both. The yellow isn’t such a surprise, but the green is. Who knew?
Here’s what brings me joy:
Birthday flowers: Last year, my sister sent me with a birthday flower cupcake (a birthday flower cupcake! How awesome is that??), and this year, she sent me a beautiful bouquet with roses and lilies. Even though they have since molted all over the coffee table (my green thumb is non-existent, sorry, Sis), getting surprise flowers are so awesome and pretty.
Low apertures: Low apertures, or shallow depths of field, are so beautiful to me. I love the blurs, I love the sharp focus on one spot. I love focusing on the details in the world I see around me, and eliminating everything else. So, I grabbed my new lens, a willing participant, and had some fun playing with my aperture the other day.
A first: For both my niece and nephew, it’s important to me to be there as much as possible. This was especially true during their first year. Anybody who has children or is around children know how much they grow in their first years, and frankly, I didn’t want to miss it. So, I spent their first months at home with them and my sister; then every month after for both of their first years, I was back on a plane to New York to see them. As my business grew, I couldn’t be there as much, but I’m there for most of their “firsts”. First steps, first food, first word, first time out (which, strangely enough, I was the one to put them in), first Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays. And, in this photo, the first day of kindergarten for my niece.
I know it’s hard to see, but my nephew was just as excited as my niece was for her first day. He insisted on walking her to the bus, and just as she was climbing on board, he yelled, “Have a great first day, Sissy! Love you!” She yelled back, “Love you, too!” and headed off on her first day of school. Seriously, they are so flipping cute.
Books: I’m a reader, always have been. Childhood wasn’t easy for me, and books allowed me an escape. It taught me how to imagine worlds that weren’t my own, and how to dream. So, I’m never without a book to read, and books make me flat-out happy. Walking into a Barnes & Noble, or curling up with a book for a few hours, gives me such a buzz.
Sparkly toes: Because aren’t they such a kick? Looking down and seeing fun nail polish is such a little boost of happiness.
I love that you stopped by today (thank you!), but I’m not the only one sharing color palettes. Please also visit my fellow bloggers and see what colorful goodness they’ve got on their blogs.
Francesca at Francesca Watson Designs
Lori at Pretty Things
Marsha at Marsha Neal Studio Blog
Cindy at Sweet Bead Studio
Kerry at Kab’s Concepts
Cynthia at Ornamental Style
Linda at Linda’s Bead Blog & Meanderings
Emily at Good Things*
Erin at Treasures Found
Jenni at Jenni’s Beads
Shari at Exploring the Wonders of Life
Brandi at Brandi Girl Blog
What about you? What’s the color of your joy?