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

artsy antsy

Like a child wide-eyed with excitement over a ride or looking forward to play with friends on a warm summer day, I am giddy with joy and excitement for tomorrow’s DC Art Exhibit.  It’s my first exhibit as a level teacher and I can’t wait to see the reaction of the parents when they get to see what the kids did.  Okay, some artworks are quite “challenging” to look at but it’s amazing how some mounting there and some accessorizing here and there can transform a thing that looks wacky by itself to one that’s truly a work of art.

Discovery Camp Art ExHiBiT 2011-05 February 2011

What’s more, it was a blessing to work with this year’s Nursery team along with T. Ching who helped us put up some of the artwork and decorate the Nursery classroom.  So Jazz, we’ll be posting some pix as requested.  We miss you!