Friday, April 26, 2013

Color / Colour- Les Couleurs Focus on Life Week 17

Today, we will quote from the immortal words of Kermit the Frog-


"Why are there so many songs about rainbows
and what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
and rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard
and answered when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us star gazing
and what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell. We know that it's probably magic. "

OK- kind of a goofy song, and who knows what it really means, but color is such an important part of what we do every day- it can make us feel happy or sad, the difference in light can make a day dreary or lively, it influences us whether we are paying attention or not! I was getting ready to make a kind of blue/ aqua deep sea creature pendant, and then I looked at the colors that were already on the table and saw how lovely they looked together, thought of the prompt for this week and went off on a bit of a tangent. So here you go! 


And end with the words of Henri Matisse:

Seek the strongest color effect possible.. the content is of no importance.


Want to hear more colorful thoughts? Start at Sally's Blog!

23 comments:

Beti Horvath said...

Ooooo, beautiful colors Love the bead and flower!

Patty Woodland said...

Stunning beads. Amazing use of color

Annette said...

Well, your tangent turned out really beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

All colors are great - and in every possible way! :) Great post!

Alicia said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love your bead!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Stunning bead! As soon as you mentionned Kermit I was singing it's not easy being green in my head. love it!

Claire said...

wondeful photos, and i love how you get kermit and matisse in the same post!! amazing :)
happy saturday and have a wonderful week!
no. 14

Islandgirl said...

I thought of glass rods too... but decided that I've done that too many times before... and that would have required hours of cleaning! Moving your studio every 8 months does have it's advantages! Great colours in those beads remind me of shells!

Adrienne said...

Ahh the rainbow connection song, been so long since I heard it! amazing colors in the pendant!

maryharding said...

Beautiful colors in your bead!! Love your quote from Matisse!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

what beautiful work! it's funny to read that song without Kermit's voice delivering it. It seems to change the meaning somehow, but I like it. It is a darker side of Kermit! And I LOVE that quote from Matisse!

Designed by Vera said...

Awww Kermit the Frog. What a great guy! Haven't heard that song in forever....So appropriate for this challenge. Thanks bunches for it and the beautiful colors!!!!!!

Therese's Treasures said...

I truly love creations made from glass rods. Your piece is gorgeous, such lovely colors.
Therese

Janet Bocciardi said...

Gorgeous indeed! The bead looks like a tropical fish - beautiful.

Tanya said...

The beads are gorgeous and I am always amazed at the wonderful colors that come from those simple glass rods.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Oh what gorgeous beads.

Debi said...

Beautiful, Laurie. Fabulous colors in a happy swirl!

Alice said...

Great photos! I love seeing the rods of glass and the finished product.

Thanks for sharing the poem by Kermit!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Thanks for all the great comments! You're right, Antiquity, it is kind of the darker side of Kermit- the words to that song are downright weird, and I left off the third verse which is the strangest by far! Just couldn't resist the link!

Becky Pancake said...

Wonderful use of color.Love those beads you made.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Your bead is amazing! What a great color combination and to think it came from simple glass rods.

Courtney said...

Beautiful, beautiful beads! Love the shot of the glass rods.

Shel said...

Gorgeous beads with such amazing colors!! Love your post - thanks for reminding me of the Kermit song. :-)