Earthy Browns & Greens

Earthy Brown & Green

On this beautiful Spring day, I see the ubiquitous color green, in the abundant plants and trees all around me, as well as, the rich brown of the soil that feeds and nourishes the plants that produce the food that we eat and the beautiful flowers that we enjoy. Brown is a predominant color on the planet, along with green. Brown is comforting and stabilizing, while green is balancing and rejuvenating, just what we all need to help us deal with the stresses of modern life. What a meaningful color combination.

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Silvery Dreams

Silvery Dreams

I got the idea for this Polyvore set, from of all places, Home Depot. This weekend, my 7-year-old granddaughter and I headed to Home Depot with one purpose in mind — to buy a new hammock. We found one. Instead of leaving, she insisted on playing with paint color strips, which I love to do for color inspiration in my burgeoning mixed media work.

What I didn’t realize was that Home Depot is like a toy store for her. She ran from section to section laying her cheek on the soft carpet, admiring washing machines, tile, and bamboo blinds. We ended up in the refrigerator section, where she checked out one refrigerator after another. I fell in love with this huge aluminum steel fridge with enough room to fit a small child. Alas, instead of buying the very expensive refrigerator, I created this silver set. It will have to satisfy my fascination for now.

Imagine the colors of SPRING!!!

Image the colors of SPRING!!!


I am one day late, but HAPPY SPRING!!!! Perhaps, we can finally put the frigid, cold temperatures behind us and relish in the warmth of spring. As I sat enjoying that thought, I couldn’t help but think of the rainbow of colors that blooms with the coming of Spring. I love them all and seeing them makes me laugh and giggle like a child with thoughts of play from dusk ’til dawn. Of course, the operative word is to play, play, play. I hope that Spring has sprung wherever you may be and if not, may the colors of this collage warm your heart.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Although I am not Irish, growing up, I lived in the Irish Channel area of New Orleans. Each year, the St. Patrick’s parade passed mere blocks from our home, and no celebration went unnoticed. So with that in mind, I send the following thoughts to all of my Irish friends:

I wish you health, I wish you well, and happiness galore.
I wish you luck for you and friends; what could I wish you more?
May your joys be as deep as the oceans, your troubles as light as its foam.
And may you find, sweet peace of mind, where ever you may roam. Sláinte!

Blessings and grace, Lydia

All Will Be Well, ~ Julian of Norwich