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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's the color Purple....

Just wanted to share with you one of the MANY things I am working on this week.
Yes, it's a mood board for my youngest daughter's new room.
She's all about purple...and not just any purple as you can see, but bright purple...as Benjamin Moore calls it, Mystical Grape....to be exact
Well, in my Children's Writing and Illustration class, we recently talked about this mystical color.
According to my teacher, storybook editors look to purple as
quiet
shy
passionate
royal
with a touch of whimsy and wealth.
Hmmm? Not sure this purple is very quiet...BUT we will see when it goes up on the walls!
I actually like purple, it always reminds me of crocus and lilacs, and springtime,
how about you?
 How do you feel about
The Color Purple?





22 comments:

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

I love the color purple. In my 20's I lived in a 1930's era condo and my bedroom was purple...not Mystical Grape but somewhere around lilac. It's a color that doesn't get nearly enough fanfare in my book. I love the board and the fabric. What a fun project.

PS - I thought about your little girl that wondered how I did my illos on the computer so I am doing the 'cultivate' series for her. I wanted to mention her in my first post but then realized I should get your permission first. :)

Heart Charlie said...

Oh her room looks like it will be lovely! I love that you are working in a purple color palette! I can't wait to see how it comes out ;)

Jessie said...

How do I feel about the colour purple?....I AM the colour purple! Most of my clothes, furnishings, household items... you name it! I've always loved it ever since I can remember. Your daughter's room will be divine.xx

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

OH! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!! That is the only downside to Zazzle; you see orders go through but the purchasers are anonymous unless they leave a comment. I saw it post but thought it was my mom. She stopped by last night, had hers on, LOVES IT and said she was ordering one for Eva. They look soooooooooooooooooo good and the fabric quality is awesome. I am so very flattered you spent hard-earned $$$$$ in these difficult times on something of mine. JAPAN thanks you!!!! (and I do too).

I am going to try and do a daily process post of the 'cultivate' piece so that Summer can see how I work the image from sketch to completion. XO

Deanna said...

Love the color purple although recently I've been leaning more towards pink. Must be my old age. lol. I've always associated purple with royalty.

art2cee2 said...

Purple is a wonderful color. I think all little girls go through a purple phase. My daughter went, purple, then pink and now I think its pink again. Anyway even thought he is not a little girl, my hubby loves purple...he is a Minnesota Viking fan so has a legitimate excuse! :-)

Marlene said...

Love purple, Purple and green is my favorite color combo with purple in it. Usually just a little sofer than your daughter's choice however. The room will be fab, you will show us the finished result I hope.

EVA said...

Purple is my colour for this year I have decided. It goes so well with my "Word of the Year" (Propel), that I find myself much more drawn to it than usual and am loving it! A friend's daughter painted her room purple and it looks fabulous! I bet yours will too!

Brian Miller said...

mystical grape...what a cool name...love the color purple for all those reasons...and more..bet her room will look cool....

Julia Christie said...

Oh your daughter is soooo lucky! I have a purple fanatic too - my 12 yr old Amira loves purple as it's one of the team colors for the Washington Huskies and we are a Husky family for sure!

I'm a purple fan too!

Hope you are enjoying a happy and productive week! This looks like a fun project!

Smiles and hugs to you this lovely Spring day!
XO

Tracy said...

Hey Heather,
Good choice of colors...After pink, purple is my favorite color :) although I'm more of a pastel person rather than the more bold of mystical grape. I think the colors will be quite enchanting...

Also, YES, I do love cats; there is nothing like them and to see Angel-Kitty learning from Hurricane is simply intriguing and just fun!
Have a great afternoon!

Tracy said...

Hey Heather,
Good choice of colors...After pink, purple is my favorite color :) although I'm more of a pastel person rather than the more bold of mystical grape. I think the colors will be quite enchanting...

Also, YES, I do love cats; there is nothing like them and to see Angel-Kitty learning from Hurricane is simply intriguing and just fun!
Have a great afternoon!

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh I love love love purple!! I have a room in purple too(O: I can't wait to see it when it's done, your daughter must be SO excited(O:

Christine said...

I love purple, although lately, I seem to prefer blue! Bet her room will look extra nice after this!

Catherine... said...

I like purple... in fact, I look rather gorgeous in purple (obviously forgot to put my glasses on)... it's a colour that I rarely use in my drawings... don't know why... it's a favourite colour with my little school girls... Your daughter is going to love her room....

Qian said...

Very nice color and pattern!

Linda Pruitt said...

Purple is not NOW my fave, but I did have a purple room when I was a teen--much like Jennifer, it was more lavender! One of my grands just had her room done in purple--she's almost a teen!

Diana Evans said...

oh redecorating is so much fun!!!! I love this colour pallet Heather....and can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!

maddyrose said...

Purple was my mother's and granddaughter's favorite color. When shopping for them I would hunt out items of that color. Now I find myself with a new appreciation for purple. I can't wait to see how the rooms turns out.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

so HAPPY to see you at Farmhouse Kitchen, my friend

i have a warm bowl of chili waiting for you on the farm table....and a big slice of cornbread :-)

love the purple...reminds me of SPRING too...your header is ADORABLE !!!! as are all of your illustrations....charming

happy to visit here today
sending love,
kary and teddy
xxx

AtelierBrigitte said...

Your blog is always so much fun! You are working on so many great things - lovely! And I saw your new banner - it's great!

bob said...

When I think of purple my mind journeys back to the late 60's and the glory days of the Minnesota Vikings (the famous PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS). Old Benny Moore has outdone himself with the name "Mystical Grape" and if thats want she wants-----do it !!!