Saturday, June 07, 2008

Project Blue, Take Seven: Blues Around the House

Today is day seven of Anna Carson's Project Blue. I couldn't decide what to post so I'm doing a bunch of things from around my house.

The Blue Bird of Happiness. The bigger bird was a gift from someone I was engaged to - such a mistake - for a brief time in 1978. A friend gave me the little one just a few weeks ago. Maybe the blue bird of happiness is even happier now that she has a friend.

This little pitcher is something my parents brought back from a trip to Europe. I'm pretty sure they got it in Wales. My mother taped a lable to the bottom that says "LLESTR / LLATHRLIW COPR / TRADDODIADOL / CYMREIG . I like the surprise of the blue enamel inside.

I tried to get a picture of Angel playing with this little globe.... the world at her paws.... She considers it - along with just about everything else I own - to be hers. She was too fast for me, though, so I just photographed it this way.

This painting was painted by a wonderful artist named Don Madia. He lives on Greenwich Avenue in New York - or he did 8 years ago when I knew him. I met him at a singing class and ended up doing a lot of reiki for him. He paid me in artwork. This photo doesn't do the painting justice. I should probably have tried a few more times but ...

From the sublime to the ridiculous. Tara Grace won't use this claw scratcher but Angel is quite fond of it. She likes to play with the little mouse toy that hangs inside. I never used the catnip that came with it. She's not stoned in this picture, she's just goofy.

This is Maxwell Smith Bear. He's one of the bears I use for long-distance reiki, though I don't use him too much these days. He was handy to have along when I went out of the house. If somebody needed reiki I could just slip him out of my hand bag.... I named him Maxwell as a pun. It must not be a very good pun because I always have to explain it and people still don't think it's funny. Maxwell is a healer bear so his name is a pun for Makes well... I think it's funny. Smith is embroidered on his foot. Hence Maxwell Smith.

One of my pretty rocks. I should know what it's called but I can't think of it at the moment.

My Project Blue posts include:

Blue Skies
Seldom Used Objects
A Box and Some Rocks
Peace
A Strange Assortment
Viviane's Gift
Blues around the House

18 comments:

Leesa said...

Hi Raven,

Thanks so much for visiting my California blog.. Rockin' in Cali... It's always nice to have visitors! Here's my blog in France, if you would like to see... It's http://islandgirl4ever2.blogspot.com
I will be checkout out your blog this weekend! Take care and have a great one... Leesa

DeLi said...

love teh blueness of 'em all :-)

Odat said...

Very soothing.

Peace

Anil P said...

I quite like the pitcher.

the teach said...

Raven, so many great blue things! I hope you have some left for future posts... :D

Dianne said...

"she's not stoned just goofy" - they say that about me too!

I love the suddeness of the blue inside the pitcher. I love them all and you used the tunic as a backdrop.

You're so artsy fartsy ;)

Carletta said...

Love the bluebird of happiness - gorgeous on that blue tunic too.
I like the angle you used in getting the blue inside the pitcher rather than say straight down and that rock is very nice - I love gemstones so this really appeals to me.
All great entries today.

Willow said...

The vase/pitcher is really beautiful. And I like your blue birds. My blue birds say hi!

Angel, no more catnip for you!

Rebecca said...

Lots of nice blues. I love the first one!

Jennie said...

Hi Raven...love the painting and the rock. And I should know what that's called too, being a rock collector and married to a geologist. :) Thanks for coming by!

photowannabe said...

My, Raven you sure have a lot of blue things around your home. Great choices and nice pictures too.

June said...

A lot of interesting and pretty blues here...

Jenty said...

Very pretty little birds, and very interesting artwork!

somitra said...

hey Raven, thanks for the encouragement, it helps keep one going and trying to achieve better

quilly said...

I like the pitcher and the cat. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing.

Leora said...

The painting by your artist friend really caught me eye. The intense blue eyes on a rather sad face.

Maxwell Smith Bear looks lovable and huggable. Great blue on blue with a peek of the rest of the room in the upper corner.

Gattina said...

The pictures are all very nice ! Of course my favourite is the cat, lol !

Stacey Huston said...

That's alot of blue... have a wonderful weekend..