The Gray Inukshuk


Inukshuk Sculpture, Nanaimo

In some parts of the world, the ocean is never a beautiful aqua blue. In fact, sometimes it’s downright dingy. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful anyway.

And what better backdrop for a rock sculpture than moody gray?

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Red Sky at Night


Blue Forest Red Sky Giclee Print by BloomingVineDesign

Blue Forest Red Sky
by BloomingVineDesign

Is there anything more mysterious or beautiful than a red sky? A crimson sunset can stir up many emotions, foretell the future, and inspire an artist.

Red is quite the powerful color, especially when it shows up in unexpected places.

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A Silent Moment for Japan

Mardi Gras Purple


Mardi Gras

Get out your purple, green, and gold.  It’s Fat Tuesday!

The traditions and symbols surrounding the colors of Mardi Gras are much debated.  It is generally accepted that each color has a meaning.  For purple, it is Justice.  Perhaps it is this color that helps keep the celebrating going on a happy note.

Whatever color you wear, celebrate safely!

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Blue Heartache


Blue Heart

If a red heart is a symbol of love, is a blue heart a symbol of sadness?  It’s interesting that we still think of the heart as a source of emotion, even though science seems to prove otherwise.  The origins of the heart symbol are many and varied, but it is easily recognized wherever it goes.

When you think of hearts, what color do you see?

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Pure White Beauty


Forgotten Land Prince Art Doll by Elze

Forgotten Land Prince Art Doll
by Elze

When you see something that is a perfect, clean white, do you have the urge to cover it with color?  Do you look at plain apartment walls and imagine brushing on the paint?  Does fresh paper make your fingers itch for markers and pencils?  Or perhaps you view a beautiful white sculpture and feel that it is perfect just the way it is.

According to some personality analyses, people who like the color white tend to prefer it over all other colors.  Perhaps this is because white is really all of them at once, and there’s no need to choose a second favorite.

How do you like your spectrum – all in one beam or in a fan of color?

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Orange Thirst


Orange Soda by pinkbutterflyofdeath

Orange Soda

by pinkbutterflyofdeath

Is it orange soda, peach nectar, or iced tea? Whatever flavor it looks like to the viewer, it is undoubtedly refreshing. The bright orange color seems to guarantee sweetness. Or perhaps it is the brightly colored straws that makes the orangeness really pop. Without them, it could just be a really beautiful glass of liquid fiber supplement.

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