It amazes me to no end when I see the dramatic contrasts nature has to offer…almost unreal
The spectacular sunsets makes me want to paint the vivid hues on paper, fabric, pots, glass… on just about everything!
Think about colours in nature and the immediate response would be- a Rainbow… nowhere else in nature does one get to see something as grand and majestic as a full stretch of rainbow.
While enjoying that beautiful sight one is constantly aware of the fragility of the moment, and as a result rainbows are also linked to emotions and thoughts that are temporary, or of passing nature or maybe plain utopian; and something that is not guaranteed each time or cyclic either. Almost as if understanding our plight, nature gives us another bounty of colorful explosions…the Spring season!
The world over, in all cultures, throughout history, Spring and the riot of colours in the flowers, leaves and blooms have always signified gaiety, hope and regeneration. The tenderness of new leaves, the flowers… from flaming reds, flirty yellows to soothing whites, there is a shade for every mood…an inspiration to create beauty around you… to hold on to it forever. The contrast from the barren cold and dry winter to the balmy and comforting spring air is noticeable in the joyful burst of life from the seemingly dead wood!
The trees in full bloom to the flower beds, all seem to tell us the eternal nature of the cycle of life. Hope is renewed…
The importance of one’s frame of mind, to its effect on the task at hand cannot be overemphasize! Ask any home bug! To keep the environment at home happy and cheerful I love to bring in various elements associated with Spring. Creating a mood of choice with lessons from nature is the creative freedom that I love… no rules, no colour theories… just sheer joy in the riot of colours that one sees all around in this season. While sorting through the photos I felt inspired to put together a mood board for Spring season, also as a participant at Ambika’s Weekly Art Journaling, to inspire each other creatively:-):-):-) Over the next one month I will try to incorporate these colours in my home. With little changes in accessories, a dash of spring inspired colour/paint here and there, some placement and displacement, a lit bit of DIY… all to welcome Spring. I guess I shall start with changing the cushion covers (to more floral ones) to fresh-cut flowers in my home. My next, few, posts will be dedicated to Spring…oh how I love this season and the joy and inspiration it brings!
I am almost done with my spring cleaning.. all set to welcome the season of colours! I am sure all home bugs must be feeling the same! To see how I am updating my home to welcome Spring Click Here and Here.
I’d love to see how you welcome Spring at your home, in your part of the world!
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