Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lavender Blue

Once I met a girl named Mary H., who lived in Atlanta. What I remember most about Mary is

that she liked cinnamon in her coffee (before we'd ever heard of Starbucks) and loved

the color lavender-blue. I asked her if lavender-blue wasn't a shade of purple, actually.

She explained that lavender blue, applied correctly, is lavender or blue, depending upon light, and perception.

She took me to her house, which had a lavender-blue room. Sure enough,

the walls changed with the light, and with our points of view.

I learned a bit about brushstrokes, and the nature of how paint reflects light

Lavender Blue Poppet is for Mary H.


Drinne said...

Sigh - now this is going to be stuck in my head all weekend

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When I am king, dilly, dilly, you shall be queen.
Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told you so?
'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly, that told me so.

I have a blue green in my living room that changes color with the change in light. I love that color. All of them : )

lisa said...

hey. thanks Drinne. now it will be stuck in mine.

'tis a good thing tho'. Will use it to chase away the other noises.

ravyn said...

i was thinking the exact same thing, Drinne! Marillion recorded it on one of their albums...

Jason Erik Lundberg said...

I really love this color, Lisa. Purple, but tilted more toward blue.

ravyn said...

Okay Jason that's cool - on my monitor at least, it looks like blue with a hint of lavender! Guess i'll have to get one!

Stacey said...

what a sweet color! Thanks to Drinne, I have that song stuck in my head too... heh.

Syd said...

Not only do I have the song stuck in my head, but it's being sung by Kellie Flanagan and 60s Brit-kid star Mark Lester in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" TV series.

Ye ghods, the stuff I dredge up.

Must go look at lavender blue poppets now...

Drinne said...

I loved the Ghost and Mrs. Muir!

Loraine said...

Beautiful color- I love it.