Monday, February 28, 2011

Project 64: Out of the Box - Lavender

This week's color out of the 64 box of crayons is lavender. The Crayola crayon color is not the color most of us think of as lavender. I think of light purple. Taking the crayon from the box and coloring on a piece of paper you find it is more a pinkish purple. Above is my entry for this week. It is a compote dish of reproduction carnival glass that my mother-in-law gave me years ago. I love the iridescent surface shimmer and the rainbow or 'oil-slick' highlights. One of those highlights is a pretty close match for Crayola's lavender.

Hubby brought home flowers from the grocery store this week as he often does and I immediately noticed a lavender stripe or two in a carnation. A few macro shots later really brought out the highlights.

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18 comments:

Kristin said...

Love the composition of the first shot!

diane b said...

Amazing colours in the compote dish. Love the macro shot I've just bought a macro lens and trying to get the hang of it. Any tips?

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

good capture..! My wishes

Cat said...

what a neat vase! I love all the colors! Great job spotting the lavender streak in the flowers, this project brings out the color all around us when normally we wouldn't really notice it!

WyTography said...

I love the goblet! I collect colored glass vases and bottles...had to edit my collection significantly a few years ago when we moved, but I'm steadily adding to it again. Love all of your photos! Especially Woody...my son can't get enough of that Rootin' Tootin' guy!

LisaF said...

Iridescent it is at that! You could use this shot for a variety of color themes. Carnival glass is so much fun. Thanks for stopping by my place.

George said...

Both of these photos have great lavender aspects to them. You got some real beauties for this week's color.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, There are so many different colors of purple... When "I" think of lavender --I think of a dark and rich purple. When I think of a light purple, I call it Lilac..... BUT--whatever it is, it is beautiful.... Great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pat said...

The colors are just gorgeous in that dish! I love the items you come up with for these memes!

likeabrokenumbrella said...

Oh! Carnival glass is my absolute favorite. . . as a child I used to stare at a fruit bowl that my grandmother had at her house. . .

Neal said...

I've always loved carnival glass.. that is beautiful.

Rose said...

You chose a great way to shoot the carnival glass...

Scrappy Grams said...

The compost dish,
is so delish!

Brooke said...

The top photos is very cool, a unique find for lavender! Thanks for linking up with project64!

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful colors!

Mama Zen said...

These are so pretty!

Coffee Queen said...

Thanks for stopping by my Project 64 pictures. I *love* your carnival glass, very beautiful colors. I enjoyed my time at your blog, your Water Wednesday shots are excellent!

Side by Side said...

The compote dish is spectacular.
Love all the gorgeous colors in it.
Lovely capture of lavendar.