Thursday, April 16, 2009
Green/Inspire Me Thursday
This week's topic is green on Inspire Me Thursday. Since green is my favorite color I wanted to participate and chose my green dragonflies mini quilt(or my vague interpretation of a mini quilt anyway). Green always reminds me of new beginnings and I have to be honest when I read the topic I immediately saw Kermit singing it's not easy being green.
I like to use green in my work. On my blog you will see many green pieces, green trees, green hands, green turtles, green crosses, green knit bags. Everytime I want to renew myself or bring myself peace with my work I make something green. When I was young my brother died and for my entire life my mother wore black and I somehow followed suit(although that was probably an issue with my weight more then my grief). But when I moved to this wonderful place in upstate NY which probably is the personification of green I started finding myself and renewing myself in green, with green. When I used to make cross stitch pillows for weddings if I didn't know the color of the bridal party I would make them green because of new beginnings. Green is a neutral color which serves the same purpose as black only much brighter and lighter. I still haven't bought myself a lovely green pantsuit(is there such a thing as a lovely green pantsuit anyway) but I do like to put little glimmers of green and color in my wardrobe.
So the next time you see the beautiful green growth of grass or the green buds on a tree, or a green project that I am working on think renewal and transformation. Green comes along and takes the ugly brown ground and makes it a lovely shade of green. It's a new beginning. A rebirth. And as Kermit would say it's not easy being green but it makes life a lot more wonderful with the green there is in the world.