Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dreamboard: Blue, blue, and more blue

When inspired to do so, I create a dreamboard collage collecting images that embody how I am feeling now or how I wish to be feeling. A few days ago I created this one:



The largest image, which serves as sort of a background, came from last year's calendar by Leah Piken Kolidas. The print called "Moon Dreams" spoke to me with its soothing blues and peaceful attitude. To that I added a few magazine clippings that appealed to me at first glance: a patch of paper lanterns in blue, green and white; a teddy bear sitting in a wooden chair against a blue wall; and the phrase "Find harmony - within."

In assembling these pieces, the first thing that struck me was the obvious influx of blue. Holy smokes! Does this have anything to do with the baby boy who will be joining us anytime now, or is it something else that makes this color so appealing all of a sudden? I did a quick search for color meanings and came across this interpretation at Color Wheel Pro:
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.


I can see the words "trust," "faith" and "confidence" reflected in Leah's painting. The woman is outside at night looking relaxed and at peace with her surroundings. She is simply basking in the moon's calm energy.

The teddy bear seems to be an obvious nod to baby and my current desire to nest. I'm not sure what to make of the paper lanterns.

I'll be keeping my dreamboard on my desk as I usually do to see what else it conjures.

What is resonating within you these days?

4 comments:

  1. Love your board. May all your dreams come true.

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  2. Very calm, soothing images. May your dreams come true!

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  3. Sherri your board is beautiful. It is so peaceful. The girl looks almost as if she is floating. I agree with Lucy and the Other Laura. May all your dreams come true.

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  4. Your dreamboard is so soothing to look at. May all your dreams come true.

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