Artful Living

Sunday Shelf – royal purple

Sunday has always symbolized a day to reflect, a day to ponder the wonders of things. One thing that I ponder today is the collection of objects I arrange, some new and some old, bring about change. The color purple has always made me think of Spring, of change and is a color that is so royal, so soothing, and easy on they eye. Growing up, there was a family who always wore quite a lot of purple and the shrubbery around their home reminded me of Dr.Suess.

My younger brother Doug, also used to love the word, “purple” and sang this sweet little song, about the “purple bunny coming down the purple street.” The way he pronounced purple was full of charm, “pu*-ple” however the r was silent. Bunnies also seem to be hopping around and those tiny little flowers shall soon greet me with the ever so sweetest shade of purple. Purple jelly beans in a bowl and shades of violet deserve credit this time of year.

The above painting was a recent winning from Karena, titled “Golden Glow” – if you look closely the band in the center has purple. The royal purple vase and tulips were a gift from Camila. A little bird was a gift long ago from my wonderful caregiver, Ernie. She gave this to me years ago, it was hand-carved from Belize. Lately, I have also been noticing lots of birds and little birds seem to be telling one another that it is my birthday this tuesday.
I suddenly fast forward to the wearing of the green this week, since I was born on St.Paddy’s.
Come back for some green.