Thursday, May 16, 2013

Color Scheme

As I was getting dressed this morning, something in the sweater I chose seemed familiar. Then it occurred to me - I was wearing the same colors that are showing up in my latest work in progress. It's all happening intuitively. These are the colors I seem to be drawn to at the moment. 
Why? I don't know. Maybe because they are deep and bright at the same time, fresh and sunny? Reminding me of the ocean and nature? Who knows, but I do believe that many things have healing power, even what we wear and the colors we surround ourselves with. So, I'm just going with it...

Sorry for the serious face - it took me many tries to do this self-portrait where my head was actually in the picture. This shot happened by accident and I forgot to smile.
Thanks for all your beautiful comments on my last post. I treasure them all and am still thinking about them. Especially Lorrie struck a chord with her comment on aging. I think that's what I'm experiencing - the acute awareness that time marches on, that we are all getting older, which isn't a bad thing. But it does feel different when you are in your 20s and it seems that most of your life is ahead of you as it does now that I am marching toward 50.
The other thing that is contributing to this, I am sure, is that I am nearing the age my mother was when she passed away. That is having the opposite effect - rather than making me feel old, I see how very young she was. I was barely 20 at the time and from that perspective, she didn't seem that young to me. Now my perspective is very different...
And that brings me to my most recent observation - life is very fluid and how we experience it often depends on the perspective we chose, doesn't it?



  1. Liebe Silke,
    das erste Bild finde ich wunderschön. Du siehst sehr hübsch aus und die Farben passen perfekt ♥
    LG Sabine

  2. Liebe Silke,

    Sabine hat es schön geschrieben.
    Ich schließe mich an.

    Herzliche Grüße

  3. Colours do indeed have a strong influence on us, that is well known, and many clever people have written many clever words about it.
    On my blog, I have posted several times about colours, the latest one being this one about yellow, my favourite colour:

    Therefore, you can imagine how much I like your beautiful pictures of yellow flowers!

    By the way, don't apologize for not smiling - no need to justify this to anyone. Regardless of the reason for not smiling in this particular picture, nobody needs to be "all smiles" all the time :-)

  4. Wie zauberhaft das Gelb leuchtet, liebe Silke. Das erste Bild gefällt mir auch besonders gut, aber Nummer zwei hat ebenfalls etwas Schönes.

    Allerbeste Pfingstgrüße


  5. Liebe Silke, ich hoffe es geht Dir gut. Das Foto gefällt mir so gut, Du siehst so toll aus!
    liebe Grüsse

  6. Oh Silke, I love these colors too. For me I think green and blue signify life.

    Life. Embrace every phase of it. Sending you lovelovelove, Deb

  7. Dear Silke, yes we are attracted to different colors at different times in our lives... color is extremely powerful... enjoy it all!

    As to aging, hmmm, well, yes we all do it and that phrase of grow old gracefully, well, let's say I'm still working at it, some days better than others! I am marching on toward 60 now (actually 58) and I am still wondering how that happened so fast?! I think though the key to it all is the adaptability to ever present change for what is aging but another change in our life. Keep your friends close (well, your bloggy friends as close as cyberspace will allow), live fully, enjoy what you do and laugh a lot!!! I'm still working on the laughing part as well but I'm getting better!!!
    No worries about not smiling in the photo - your soul smiles all the time and that is what we all see!
    Hugs, be well and enjoy the weekend!
    Beth P