Jun 12, 2011

~ inspired purple...

My daughter recently returned from an incredible trip abroad. She traveled to London, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore. She considered using this photo (from Pinterest) for her blog header...
That Sri Lankan sky is so pretty and purpley... 

She didn't end up using this particular photo, but the purple sky definitely inspired her background color! She recorded some of the highlights of her travels on her blog including...
the elephants!
the monkeys!
 this very special location... (just missed the newlyweds)
and the thrill that goes with being immersed in other cultures.
An amazing opportunity and experience!

You can visit her blog HERE.
While she was abroad, I thought about her constantly, and in my brain, I fused her image with that elephant and purple sky photo. I checked her blog everyday which was usually a disappointment since they so rarely had internet and weren't able to post very often. The Hillary/purple sky/elephant amalgamated image in my brain together with the constant sight of the purple background on her blog, as I incessantly checked for updates, ultimately inspired this purple mosaic... just in time for Monday.
I have almost zero purple in my house. Every once in a while I'll find a creative way to use it... with flowers or books... to get my fill.
This new mosaic-making activity fulfills the purple void in my life like never before...
Happy Mosaic Monday!
(all photos are mine, Hillary's or from Pinterest)

I've linked up with Little Red House for Mosaic Monday... my first time!

~ visit my shop online ~

~ follow me ~

15 comments:

Splenderosa said...

This purple is wonderful! And, I so know how one can become almost fixated with something looming in one's mind. You must go over to see Gwen Driscoll @ Ragland Hill Social, she's a fabulous decorator, and says she always finds a way to use purple in a room. You will love meeting her.
Sending love,

Bonnie said...

Beautiful mosiac!

deborah said...

I just found your blog from Mosaic Monday! The purple is so beautiful. How lucky that your daughter can travel! The photos are great! I love the one of the monkey sitting on the steps! I am now a follower. Please stop by my blog and say hi!

Karena said...

Purple is a favorite of mine, from the violets to the deep eggplant purples, I adore your fabulous mosaic!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

I have an amazing Giveaway from the Artisans at Novica. You will love it!

Mary said...

Omigosh, can't get enough of that blue and purple -- absolutely gorgeous! And your daughter's photos are amazing! What a wonderful trip. Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Tootsie said...

awesome this is right up my alley! I am a new follower ...hope you will pop over soon! I do furniture/decorating etc and I garden!

Bonnie said...

Your purple mosaic is stunning!!!

Debby said...

What an amazing trip. Your daughter and her photos are beautiful! So cute that you both blog... I love it! xo

Veronica said...

Gorgeous Post and mosaic. Thanks to You dear lady i also joined in Mosaic Monday and mentioned The French Tangerine in my post. Thank you for beng one of my first followers. Got to know my pc a litle better in doing the mosaic!!!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

A gorgeous mosaic...love all the saturated color! Have a beautiful day!!!

Jeannies Bottle said...

I love any shades of blue and purple together. Your mosaic is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful trip. A little tip since I know you are a new blogger, it is good manners to try and reciprocate comments. You seem to not understand that. Just letting you know what is commonplace and courteous. I am only saying it to help as people did to me when I started blogging almost 2 years ago, I knew so little.Your mosaic of purple is beautiful and the colors so rich.

Kathy said...

What great color, so clear and vibrant. Beautiful collage.
Kathy

The French Tangerine said...

Anon: Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful photo's such vibrant colors. Adorable little kids.

Erika