Color my World

I’ve been scouring the net for watercolor techniques, inspirations and tutorials and stumbled on an interesting post about Life in Color.  The pictures they posted on the blog were grouped according to color and I did not know there were a lot of pictures from nature that did not consist of blue skies, green mountains and the cliche-d colors of nature.

For someone who lives in a country where there are only two seasons and the color of the leaves here consists mostly of those of the green kind, seeing the red and yellow leaves was a treat for me.  That’s probably one of the reasons why I’d like to travel to the U.S., Europe or Canada someday.  To see the different kinds of nature landscapes in various colors so different from mine here. 🙂

I was inspired to paint just seeing the burst of colors in the images.

yellow leaves strewn all over, covering the earth.

an umbrella of red leaves

warm orange skies looking over gray-colored waters

purple-andpink skies melding into dark blue mountains

all images via underworld magazine

In my mind, I imagined how God must have painted these wonderful scenes when He made the earth and when He did so, He wasn’t just limited by the primary colors in the wheel.

It’s amazing that like our world and nature, our life, can take on different colors as we go through different stages in it.

The colorful changes do not diminish its beauty or worth, instead they give it a different perspective and another side of its beauty.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. – Ecclesiastes 3:11

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Silent Series: Cinemagraphs!

I came across Cinemagraphs for the first time in my friend Riza’s blog.  Tonight, while I was checking out the blog of a graphic designer who’s also from Cebu, I stumbled on her post about Cinemagraphs and loved the pics she posted.

A Cinemagraph is a combination of still images and videos; together it produces an image that has a “moving element” in it.

Taking inspiration from her blog post about cinemagraphs, I’m sharing with you some.  Hope you’ll have as much fun looking at them as I did.   I particularly love the one of the sidewalk cafe. 😉

Have a blessed weekend!

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