Monday, December 15, 2008
Adding to th 'food fest' this weekend, Charles brought home one of my favorite fruits - persimmons. My family has enjoyed these sweet orbs during Thanksgiving and Christmas and I remember the teasing we'd give my mom by 'hiding' these beloved fruits from her. Apparently, they weren't selling as quickly as they might have, so there was a fabulous sale on them, and if I'm not too piggish, there may be a couple left for my mom when she arrives on Thursday! Mercy, they are delicious -- and I'm so glad we planted a persimmon tree in the kitchen garden at the Arboretum!!!
As I looked over the series of paintings I've done lately, there seems to be a dominance of 'orange.' Hmmm.... so I've looked up its symbolism wondering if I"m trying to tell myself something ... From Wiki:
"Orange is a color that represents Autumn . In western culture this color is often associated with Thanksgiving and Halloween.
Perhaps a more common representation, orange is a symbol for energy and fire. Orange also represents spiritual energy and healing, it is an empowering color to wear.
Orange is considered to be a "happy color," raising the spirits and invigorating the observer.
The second chakra, which is orange, is located near the womb and is therefore associated with creativity. " Elsewhere: As a warm color orange is a stimulant — stimulating the emotions and even the appetite. Orange can be found in nature in the changing leaves of fall, the setting sun, and the skin and meat of citrus fruit.
Culture of Orange:
Orange brings up images of autumn leaves, pumpkins, and (in combination with Black) Halloween. It represents the changing seasons so in that sense it is a color on the edge, the color of change between the heat of summer and the cool of winter.
Because orange is also a citrus color, it can conjure up thoughts of vitamin C and good health. (http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/colorselection/p/orange.htm) ...
So, giving myself energy, a good dose of Vitamin C and change .... hmmmm. What colors have YOU been painting??