Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Proud To Be A Purple Lover




My wall sculpture "Psychedelic Starburst" was included in this awesome  Artfire Collection called "Purple Passion", curated by Prankearts.  Be sure to check out Prankearts studio on Artfire, he has some really cool paintings.


"Psychedelic Startburst" A Wall Sculpture by Primal Painter
I really love purple, I just can't help it!  I seem to include purple in practically everything I do.  Last year, I thought I would paint the trim, the shutters and the porch of the house in some nice grown up colors.  I did the railing on the porch with sage and cream which looked pretty and tasteful on this really nice house I saw in town, so I thought it  might work for me.

When I was finished, I felt so......ugh.  For the first couple of days, I looked at these colors with skepticism every time I went outside, but by the third day I noticed that I was averting my eyes whenever I walked up the porch steps.   Well, that's not a good sign!  By the fourth day, when I would approach my "tastefully" painted porch railings, I'd start dragging my feet on the ground like they weighed 1,000 pounds and would actually moan and groan and throw my hands in the air.  These are not good signs!

So I hightailed it to the paint store, got a gorgeous purple, dark teal, and cerulean blue and proceeded to paint everything as bright as possible.   Oh yeah, that's better!!  My friends think I need a painting intervention, but even they agree that sage and cream just aren't me.   I'm sure my neighbors raised some eyebrows, but I'm used to that by now, as a matter of fact, sometimes I do things just to raise those eyebrows!

I painted my kitchen in some wild oranges and reds, which left some of my visitors speechless, (my kitchen glows when the light shines through the windows) but thought, well I'll paint my dining room in some neutral normal color to balance it out.  I don't even know how it happened exactly, but somehow, I ended up with a fuschia, maroon, orange and red pyramid on my wall. Seriously, I don't even know how it happened, I went into a color trance of some kind....

I might as well face it, me and neutral tasteful colors just don't go together.  I'm starting to become suspicious that I may never grow up.  Oh well, colors that make me go "Wheee!" are better than colors that make me go "ughhhhh" so to all those people with their raised eyebrows.......Take That!!!

Maybe I'll put up some pictures after I tackle spring cleaning.  Oh noooooo, spring cleeaaanning!!!!!!

I won't think about that right now.

Have a great day!

Laurie

10 comments:

  1. My first question to you is...do you have a Victoria House! Did you ever see the colors on them! Second It's your house and it's what you like that's all that matters. If you were selling it I might ell you to tone it down for buyers,but as you're not... GO FOR IT!

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  2. Hey Kath! Good to hear from ya! I don't have a Victorian house but I live in a Victorian village so there are colorful houses everywhere. After every painting extravagance my daughter says "MOTHER! You will NEVER sell this house". Fortunately, I don't plan on it so eventually this place might look like a giant psychedelic painting. Maybe I DO need a painting intervention!

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  3. I now really, really want to see photos of your house, LOL!!! Bright colors- sounds awesome! And PS, that collection is awesome, too. I'm off to comment- I LOVE purple!

    Hugs,
    Taylor Lynn <3

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  4. Mom, you should finish the house and make it one big piece of art. Then post pictures of you. Spring project! I would even help if I ever had time to come home. :/

    I don't "disapprove" of the colors...just wouldn't choose them for my own personal house haha. My house is so full of your artwork its already pretty colorful.

    Love you!

    Andi

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  5. I would love to see some pics of your house, it sounds fabulous! Just hearing about it reminds me of your artwork. It's fun to raise eyebrows,isn't it? You should see the looks we get whenever we go somewhere and pack our own food... no one knows quite what to make of us! ;)

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  6. Beautiful collection!! I love purple too :) And I request some pictures of your house. You would be a very interesting neighbor to live by! ;D
    It's such fun to be different! :D
    *hugs*
    Jordan @ Rainbow Veins

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  7. Ok, I'll take some pictures of my house soon without doing spring cleaning first (that could postpone it until next spring!) and post them..lol

    Andi's right, I need to finish the house. I've only done the front trim and inside I've only done the kitchen and dining room. Maybe my boyfriend will do something to get himself in trouble, and I can use that to force him to be my slave and he can do it for me. Is that wrong? lol

    Oh and Melinda, would you mind if I used some excerpts from your feature about me to use in my Artfire blog?

    Taylor Lynn and Jordan, thanks for your comments girls! Jordan, do you have an email sign up on your blog? I couldn't find it.

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  8. Most certainly Laurie, use whatever you'd like. :) How are you finding Artfire by the way? I understand Etsy and have managed to figure out how to get my items seen, still trying to figure out how to do the same on Artfire...

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  9. Hello again :) I've had a few people ask me about that, I just got to it this morning. It's there now, though! :)*hugs*

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