Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Singing Rainbow*: Blue

I'm ready to draw a line under the whole Rainbow experience. It hasn't been without its trauma and I'm embracing the closure. Not that I haven't learnt from the process. Such as, the correct colours of the rainbow. That was a significant piece of information for a graphic designer, with a decent amount of experience and apparently, somewhat dodgy, education. Oh, and there also seems to be a latent blue thing going on. I like ending on blue. An excellent excuse for another typography shot:

Not to mention a favourite print from the late, great Paolozzi:

And then there's the random kitchen selection:

The sweet, kitsch candle holder from a dear friend who recognised the blue tendency before me:

And then finally, the whole It Could Be Time To Get A Grip Moment. Standing in the middle of the kitchen floor, I am conducting my own Symphony of Domestic Bliss/Chaos. Stirring the dinner, playing hidey with the youngest, admiring the drawings of the oldest two, fielding market research evilness calls (fairly politely), completely and utterly ignoring the upside-down-ness of the house... and knitting a Bunny Nugget. A blue Bunny Nugget.

* The Singing Rainbow is based on the song "I can sing a Rainbow", by Arthur (I've-Got-A-Lot-To-Answer-For) Hamilton. The colours of the rainbow as they appear in this song are: red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and blue. Those who grew up with the correct colours of the rainbow and, finally, now myself, know them as dictated by the Roy G Biv rule: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

For those with indefatigable stamina, willing to embark on the wrong rainbow journey, here's red, yellow, pink, green, purple, and orange. Pack plenty of Trail Mix.


Anonymous said...

Love your blue photo with the knitting needles. It is so much you, couldn't describe you better.

L x

Anonymous said...

BLUE BLUE BLUE my favourite colour love your collection.