February 17, 2011

when things change...

the air is warmer. the sky on tuesday was a new shade of blue grey that i want to name like a paint color in the hardware store.
maybe i'll call it ~just a tease~ and paint my studio with it.
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his laundry is done. it's been months since the tiny room off the kitchen that makes the most noise has smelled like him. but when he asked me so sweetly in his "where did my teenager go" deep voice if i could help him out after he worked a 12 hour day. i caved.
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the fog is thick today. enough to close some of the country schools. i think i better plan on the hubby picking up take-out tonight on his way home.
obviously it's too dangerous for me to go to the grocery store.
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happy thursday. do you have a paint color name for your day. tell me what it is.

27 comments:

  1. Beth - the photo is gorgeous - Gorgeous! THe blue is sublime.

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  2. "ever hopeful" that is my color today. A light creamy pink. Such a good Mom you are, I would cave for sure!

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  3. Gorgeous photo...great words as usual dear one. My color for today? 'snow-mud-gray' :)

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  4. it's a bit foggy here, but nothing like you describe. it's actually gray and gloomy here. so your photo just lifted my spirits!

    i had just gotten your comment right when i was about to stop over and see you!

    love the word erin used... sublime... is right!

    happy laundering. looking forward to washing my child's clothes one day!
    hope you've been well.

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  5. Lemon juice! That's my day - the sun is shining brightly and it's warming up so I'm thinking iced tea and I can't have iced tea without lemon!

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  6. Yes, it is "February I will love you even if it kills me."
    Your sky is much prettier than mine today, still grey here, but I can smell those little hints of spring, yes i can.

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  7. mine would be light blueglass ... yours is beautiful

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  8. Rise to the Occasion White.And I just finished loading up my art bin for the encaustic workshop tomorrow through Sunday with scratching tools, a heat gun, bits of paper, transfer images, little metal bits, some oil paint, cheesecloth -- a bit of this and that, in other words. Now, which apron should I bring? I'm not bringing my painting one, because I'm tired of looking like a fingerpainting by a 4 year old. So it'll either be the serviceable one I got in a cooking class that hasn't been used since or the ruffly number I found at Pier One last week. . . and I'm leaning toward ruffles.

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  9. Beautiful image.. the colours are wonderful. My morning was smokey delft.

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  10. Our day today here in Michigan is what's-the-weather-going-to-do-next grey. But it's warm out so I can't complain. :o)

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  11. slanted light.

    coming through the window
    and hinting of spring on an
    unseasonably mild day

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  12. What color is tired? What color is frustrated? Outside in my Michigan spot it is gray but very warm (for February). I can see the grass in my yard; might even be able to climb over the snow-blow drift to pick fresh thyme. But all my PBS work is getting me down today (gray? black? cobalt blue?) and I'm just tired -- too many hours fretting at night (midnight blue?)

    Who knows. I love the color blue in your sky photo -- wish it was my color today.

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  13. I love the color in this photo!!...

    My color today was SPRINGFEVER .... because it was in the air, I felt it! I even visited kayak spots with my camera on the mouth of the river -

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  14. gorgeous blue you have there.

    my day is called 'getting it done' - it's a very servicable charcoal gray which would be gorgeous trimmed in your whites and blues. friends always make a day better.

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  15. Cherry Bomb Red...I went for lunch with my friend Susie and she was wearing a red down vest in the nicest red ! I always laugh so much with Susie and have s lot of fun so Cherry Bomb red colors me happy today !
    You're a good momma ! He's a lucky son.
    I miss you ! And love you !

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  16. *hush*

    definitely, hush.

    and if i were inclined to name the light just now, it would be, *tupelo*.

    you write as someone who isn't editing. i like that.

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  17. I have never heard of fog thick enough to close schools for! It must be exciting really! Today I would have to call my color "Snowmelt" it is in the 50's here in RI! Still plenty of snow on the ground though....so snowmelt is a dirty, greyish, brownish white:)

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  18. Mmmmm . . . love the gorgoeous color and the name you picked!

    It's dark here now, but I would say, when the morning sun comes through the beveled glass, it would be called Irridescent pastel prism.

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  19. what a beautiful photograph. it has such a softness to it. it's been really warm here these last two days. makes me long for spring/ summer to break free. oh, almost forgot... i think it's sweet you helped do his laundry after a 12hr shift, ") hope all is well. have a great night.

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  20. Beautiful photograph. I love it, and I love your name for the day. Don't you just love how no day is ever exactly the same.

    the color I'd need at this exact moment would be called "shadow night" but I don't have a photo I can show you. I wish that I did because it's a great color of grays and golds that meld together, then lead away and drift off into darkness and dreams.

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  21. i adore the shades in the photo here ..the stark tree in the blue sky sofened so gently

    ..my color would be beth's laundry day :)

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  22. All the shades of GREEN... it's still summer and we had abnormal many rain this year. The air is overcast today, but the flora loves our weather!

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  23. Love your paint color and I do hope you had take-out. I wouldn't want you to endanger yourself.

    My color is called happy, because I am caught up with bookkeeping and my taxes have been turned into the accountant. The two least favorite things to do, now I can play!

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  24. I thought I commented here. But I don't see it. I believe I was at work, though and couldn't do it. But I came back to say how much I love this photo.

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  25. How about the blue beyond?

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  26. That is a beautiful sky and a beautiful tree!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth