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Playing With My Palette October 15, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Blogging, Poetry, Word Play.

Today, I shall pull out my paints and play with my palette
Creating the world anew

Pink palms, tasseled with yellow fronds
Green skies, punctuated with purple clouds
Blue grass underfoot, and falling leaves filling the air

After all, words only take one so far
But dreams, dreams . . . hold the promise of infinity

Aah . . . that’s better!

Quote to Ponder:  Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid. ~ Jules Feiffer

Related Posts:  WP Weekly Writing Challenge ~ A Splash of Color * Think Pink * Photo Challenge ~ Red * Waves of Blue * Warning ~ I Shall Wear Purple * Corona Colors * Paint Your World As YOU Want It * What Color Is Your Aura?


1. Patricia - October 15, 2012

When I managed a Hallmark Shop we had a Halloween coloring contest. The little girl who won the pre-school entries colored her pumpkin purple. The art teacher judge was impressed because if this little girl saw pumpkins could be purple and was willing to brave the critics that told her it was wrong she should be encouraged. I agreed–not everyone did.

nrhatch - October 15, 2012

Yay! I’m glad the purple pumpkin won the pre-school coloring contest. Conformity should not trump creativity in the world of visual arts and imagination.

2. kateshrewsday - October 15, 2012

Vibrant, Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - October 15, 2012

Thanks, Kate. I enjoyed playing around with these photos from Bean Point . . . there is something about purple clouds and green skies that appeals. 😀

3. sufilight - October 15, 2012

Wow, I like the quote (and Thich Nhat Hanh in your previous post). Nature is very creative, adds color and form where it wants to, so we should be able to do this too with art. 🙂

nrhatch - October 15, 2012

This quote is a favorite of mine . . . ending as it does on the word, “stupid.” 😉

And, yes, in a world with zebras and giraffes and other outrageous creations, there is ALWAYS room to color outside the lines.

4. aawwa - October 15, 2012

Beautiful photos 🙂

nrhatch - October 15, 2012

Thanks, aawwa!

5. Andra Watkins - October 15, 2012

The top one looks like a painting. Very relaxing.

nrhatch - October 15, 2012

Thanks, Andra. Bean Point is a quiet oasis at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island . . . most times we’ve been, there hasn’t been another soul around.

6. gita4elamats - October 15, 2012


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7. Waywardspirit - October 15, 2012

Yes, yes. refreshing!

nrhatch - October 15, 2012

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start, WWS.

Waywardspirit - October 15, 2012

You are very kind.Thank you, and it is.
Back at you.

8. Tammy - October 15, 2012

Love these!

nrhatch - October 16, 2012

Thanks, Tammy. When I started blogging, my favorite thing was playing with words . . . now it’s a toss up. It’s a lot of fun to play with photos too! 😀

9. Pocket Perspectives - October 15, 2012

What fun to “play” with photos, colors and dreams of infinity!

nrhatch - October 16, 2012

Thanks, Kathy. Life IS more fun when we don’t treat everything as if it were a matter of life and death. Live, Love, Laugh, Play!

10. sweetdaysundertheoaks - October 16, 2012

You know I love to tweak a photo and I love these!!

nrhatch - October 16, 2012

Thanks, Pix! Sometimes a tweak is just the thing to make Pix’s pics pop up and sing! 😀

11. The Retiring Sort - October 16, 2012


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12. Three Well Beings - October 17, 2012

Playing with the colors must be fun and relaxing. I can get lost in doing things like that…I can’t draw or paint, but if there’s a program to do it for me, I’m in! 🙂

gita4elamats - October 17, 2012


nrhatch - October 17, 2012

It’s fun sorting through photos to see which ones might offer intriguing results. And, unlike painting with watercolors (when what’s done is done) . . . if we don’t like one effect, we can try another. 😀

13. Perfecting Motherhood - October 18, 2012

How funny, you wrote this post on the very same day I decided I should get me a drawing tablet. Someone must have sprinkled some creativity dust in the air!

nrhatch - October 18, 2012

Have fun, Milka! Watch out for that creativity dust . . . it’s catching.

Perfecting Motherhood - October 19, 2012

I know it is! And that’s why when I ask Santa for a drawing tablet for Xmas, I’m also going to ask him to bring a smaller one for my kids, or they’ll want to play with mine all the time!

Did you see our popcorn art this week? That was fun. http://perfectingmotherhood.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/make-popcorn-art/

nrhatch - October 19, 2012

Loved your popcorn art . . . but it’s a SLOTH, not a TURTLE. 😉

14. CMSmith - October 22, 2012

Looks like somebody was having fun with photo editing software.

nrhatch - October 22, 2012

What a difference a change in color makes, eh? 😀

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