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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Color Purple

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Purple is the Creative Tuesday theme this time around! Not really a favorite color of mine, even though I did just change the color of my living room walls to a purplish gray color to match my eggplant colored leather sofa. Hm. Maybe I like purple more than I realized! And there certainly are a lot of flowers that are purple! Lilac, lavender, violets, lilies, grape hyacinth, etc. When I got a beautiful Mother's Day e-card from one of my dearest friends, featuring some lovely spring blooms, I knew I had my inspiration for this drawing!

Plum pink
Ume lavender
Reddish blue
Periwinkle violet
Lilac blackberry
Eggplant
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45 comments:

  1. Did you know Ume was a pinkish purple flower? haha...well, neither did I, but since I needed a "U" I'm glad I found it! :)

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  2. It's beautiful, I love it all, the bottle and flowers and the nest and eggs..awesome! :D

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  3. What a cute picture. I love Ball mason jars...what a perfect vase for your lovely purple flowers...and I learned a new color too. How nice. And I always look for a little bird or nest...in your sketches..and you didn't dissapoint me.

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  4. what a sweet painting. I love the flowers in the Ball mason jar..that just reminds me of summer! I love the addition of the nest, too. sweet details as always! xo

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  5. So pretty and delicate looking Betsy!

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  6. Very colorful. Surprised you didn't wait until the mama bird that laid those eggs had arrived, for your shot. :)

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  7. nice. love that you used a mason jar!

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  8. Very nice and I also love that you used a Mason jar.

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  9. Thanks, guys! I rarely put a bouquet in a conventional vase. There are so many other fun containers! One of my favorites is using a blue mason jar from my collection.

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  10. This is just beautiful! I love the mason jar vase! :-)

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  11. You are so good at these word - plays.;)) And the drawing is fantastic.;)
    I like certain shades of deep purple, particularly when mixed with orange or yellow.;)
    Have a great day dear Betsy,
    xoxo

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  12. I love it! the Flowers, the Ball jar, the bird nest... Doing a Ball jar is on my list of things I want to paint! Very nice!

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  13. Wow and not one bird to be seen
    Maybe you should have went with green..lol
    Yes there were eggs but they don't count
    Even if you had more than one in your amount
    Anyway now that my dig is done
    And I've had my fun
    Very nice picture once more
    Here at your not so purple shore
    Maybe you just see purple now
    And start to think wow
    Bet you could find lots of another color too
    If it was presented to you
    Look I went off once more
    Time I open my work drawer
    Oh and never heard of a Ume at all
    Though the green thumb for me never did call

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  14. Such a pretty piece. I love purple, too. Lilacs are my favorite.

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  15. This is beautiful Betsy. Such subtle colouring and I love the addition of the nest with its little eggs. It looks like it was painted with love.

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  16. Betsy, purple is one of my favorite colors. There are so many shades to work with. Your picture is darling. The jar is the neatest. Great job.
    QMM

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  17. Thanks, QMM. The lettering on the jar was the hardest part! :)

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  18. Pat ~

    No bird, but I had to sneak in a nest
    I think that's best
    for this drawing of mine
    as the purple had to shine.
    Yet it wouldn't be complete
    without your little dig to me
    so I expected you to say
    it was birdless to your dismay!
    lol....

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  19. That's beautiful. Purple is hard to pin down because it soon becomes blue or go the other way and it soon becomes pink! The jar is particularly awesome :)

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  20. A beautiful bouquet and I really love the jar!

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  21. Oh this is wonderful!! I love your attention to detail!! Really excellent!
    xxDaniella

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  22. oh that is really cool all the purple colours from purple. Love the detail in your illo.

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  23. This is beautiful! Fortuitous... since we're eating purple yams tonight =)Thanks for sharing.

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  24. purple yams? oooh...I've never had them!

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  25. Love your drawing. I like the simple elegance of the mason jar. The lettering looks just like the real thing : )

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  26. What a lovely purple bouquet....great job...

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  27. Betsy, is there anything you CAN'T do? LOL This is wonderful! I particularly like the way you caught the play of colours in the Ball Jar.

    This image makes me happy

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  28. Birdie ~ um, yes...do you want a list? hahaha. Thanks, dear...you are so sweet.

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  29. Hi! Betsy...
    Only word for today post...beautiful!
    Your painting,
    Your Living Room Colour, your fern,
    (Your Home...)
    I also like your use Of the acronym...
    PURPLE.

    Thanks, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D

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  30. great take on the prompt - well done

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  31. You just keep coming up with the best ideas to sketch!! love it!

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  32. oh Betsy, your purple flowers are beautiful! with your trademark nest.

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  33. See, Pat ~ Christine says my nest counts! lol....

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  34. I am eagerly awaiting my lilacs and practicing a bit of sneezing in preparation for their arrival.

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  35. Clever acrostic too along with the artwork. Especially like the stalks in the jar. Well done, Betsy. Now, are those mini birds from those eggs? :)

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  36. Mmm ~ oh yes, I see your point. The nest is quite small in proportion to the jar. See...I need lessons!

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  37. Martha ~ Mine are blooming! And I've been sneezing all week! ha.

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  38. Delightful, as always! I love all the purple flowers in the jar. The lettering is perfect. And another of your fun acrostics. I so enjoyed this CT entry.

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  39. I like the beautiful drawing. I like the new masthead. I particularly like the soft grey template.

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  40. Incredibly detailed, the extra work on the jar is wonderful. Lovely!

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  41. Awww, I really like the flowers, but most of all the mason jar. And it's great that you have continued your bird theme with the next. Great stuff! Have an awesome week!

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  42. I love purple! My favorite color. I guess that's why so many of my favorite flowers were listed in your post. I love your drawing. The mason jar and bird's eggs in the nest add just the right touch.

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  43. Betsy, you are a super talented lady! I love the Ball jar of blossoms.

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