Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ocean Drives & Teal Colors

Oh, how I wish we could drive up Hwy.1 but honestly sections have fallen into the ocean and will be closed for months between  north of us and Big Sir. That is OK though because it would add hours to our already five hour drive. Once we are around the San Francisco area and Bodega Bay area we may be able to slide over to the coast for that quick visit along the ocean coastal drive that we love so much.

Sunday Drive

Maybe I love coastal drives so much because as a kid we were all piled into the vintage car for a long drives to the beaches outside of San Francisco and near Muir Woods. We would spend entire days playing in the cold surf, teeth chattering, soaked, clothes full of sand, towels wrapped around us and huddled in the backseat of the car waiting for the heater to warm us up on the way home.

So these colors are near and dear to my heart. As a teen one year I painted my room a dark shade of teal. My mom said your not going to like it, maybe you should only do it on one wall. To her dismay I only painted the ceiling creamy ivory and all the walls teal. Although my bedroom isn't this color now, I have a bathroom wall and above the shower where the window is painted with the color teal. I have a lighter color on the other wall which reflects in the mirror and makes the room look larger. The tricks color can play.

So speaking of playing I used Colourlovers pattern designer and made this pattern of flowers from the color palette I made.
What colors inspire your art or memories?

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Marcus Aurelius


  1. Hi Theresa! One of the many blessings of having a blog is the beautiful connections we can make. I love reading new comments but I love more the opportunity the get to know others. I love the palette you posted and the flower pattern is gorgeous. I am practicing a lot making patterns for paper and fabric. It is the first time I hear about Colourlovers. See? Another blessing is the opportunity to learn. I am so happy you enter the giveaway. Stay tuned because I will announce the winners on Wednesday!

  2. Dearest sweet Theresa, gorgeous colors and i love that beautiful image! I hope you had a wonderful mother's day celebration! Love to you!


  3. Oh, I also love the drive along the coast on Highway 1! We just spent Mother's Day up in Mendocino and came back home via HWY 1 - so beautiful. I can fully relate to your color palette - the ocean had some incredible blues on Sunday.

  4. How could you not put these colors at the top of your list--gorgeous and so calming!

  5. I love seeing inspiration like this, and seeing people's processing are always so inspiring to me in specific. I LOVE the fabric!

    I actually posted a link to your post on my blog here: http://thecreativeartist-jordan.blogspot.com/2011/05/link-sharing.html

  6. Between blogger crash and wedding sorry it has taken so long to thank you all for your visits and lovely comments! Thanks Jordan for the link love too! I'll be dropping by your blogs soon to say hi!
    xo Theresa


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