Monday, October 01, 2007

Illustration Friday: The Blues

I got the "Too Many Blues to Choose" Blues...

Since this week's Illustration Friday topic was "The Blues", I thought I would illustrate a bit of my current frustration at picking a blue paint color for the walls in our bedroom. There are just too many blues to choose from - "Nordic Ice" to "Rainforest Sky", and every conceivable shade in between! I think I have it narrowed down to about 3-5 swatches now - but that could all change once I start painting them on the wall - they always look different on the wall...

Here are some of the blue accessories I have been collecting in anticipation of having a blue bedroom - you can see the massive swatch collection too...HELP!!


And here's an illustration I did for Illustration Friday in 2005 for "Blue" - it combines some of the shades of blue that I really love along with some of my favorite things...


Finally, here's some inspiration that's sure to help you shake the blues...
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"You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psalm 16:11
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"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Psalm 42:11
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"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14
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"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul." Psalm 94:19
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"Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy." Psalm 126:5
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"A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones." Proverbs 15:30
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"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

25 comments:

  1. great solution for "The Blues" :) it's so cute.
    it's amazing how many choices we have for color. I love color!!
    i just painted our bedroom purple.
    (what a great idea including scripture for kicking the blues too!!!)
    thanks for being so sweet, always making it a point to comment on my blog.

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  2. such a perfect illustration for the blues...very clever. good luck with the bedroom paint !!

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  3. Wonderful illustration! It made me smile because I am absolutely terrible at picking paint color!

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  4. what it reminded me of... is matching a colour in a painting......... or a chip in a wall.... argh...

    Inspirational piece... !

    The collage was a great touch too..

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  5. Nice illustration! It's a good take on the topic. I can relate too we've just spent a horrible couiple of weeks picking a colour to paint our house aaargh!

    dave

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  6. My wife and I went to Menards about 10 million times, and it took us forever to pick a color for our living room. It's a nice light sky blue...

    You've captured the trials and tribulations exactly. Great work!

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  7. Great take on the subject, love it, and you'r inspiration to help shake the blues are beautiful too.
    thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hi! Thanks visiting my blog and for leaving such wonderful comments..really :o)
    I like your take on the theme...very creative! he he ..been there myself. I would go for the one on the top right corner.... ;o)

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  9. Indeed, very clever take on the subject...

    BRAVO !

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  10. This illustration rocks! Very fun, and in your cool style. Great inspirational words too!

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  11. Becky you sure do love the blues.
    I love the little girl contemplating which blue to use.

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  12. I suggest the second from the right on the top row to go with that floor :)

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  13. This is wonderful! The choosing image is so true!
    I love that you collect Blue and white things. I have a treasure trove of Blue and White objects of all kinds that I keep on a table near the kitchen window. The collection is mostly from friends and family and each has a special meaning and memory.

    That blueberry muffin is just yummy looking.

    The Bible passages are such a comfort.
    So, thanks for chasing away the Blues.

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  14. very clever take on the topic. nice illo too!

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  15. Hi Becky,
    Your work is lovely! And your in Texas to boot! My daughter lives up where you are!

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  16. I too have the hardest time picking up colors, the color swatches alone are so attractive, I end up leaving the store with dozens and dozens of them, even colors I don't really need! What a lovely collection of blue accessories you have, they will look beautiful in your bedroom!

    And I really look forward to your inspirational quotes, they really soothe the soul...

    You are very generous with your comments too! :-) Thank you!

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  17. Oooh, so pretty! I have always been afraid of blue rooms. Must be because our school was blue, blue, blue everywhere.

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  18. I just repainted my 'computer room' blue. I can't remember the name, but it is a deep, bold blue. I wasn't sure how it would look on the walls, but I like it.
    Did the blues in your illustration come from the swatches?

    I also like the uplifting verses.

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  19. You've really got the blues covered! Thanks for stopping by my blog and complimenting my art. You are more than welcome to add my link. Thanks for sharing here!

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  20. So many beautiful blues! I love the combination of your art and your "real" things... you are surrounded by inspiration.

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  21. I love your 'blues choosing' illio. Very clever fit for this week's topic!

    Now, I'm hungry for scrumptious blueberry muffin! :)

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  22. love it! very nice!

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  23. The "Too Many Blues" picture is absolutely classic! This'd be a perfect housewarming card for someone who plans to renovate. I particularly like the depth of field you've created in this - it looks animated!

    Nice collection of blue objects and I remember your other "Blue" picture!

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  24. Gotta get the right one cuz you don't want to do all that painting twice! :-)

    Thanks for the encouraging words on your comment for "The Blues". The verses here are very good, too. Always good to return to THE encourager.

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