Summer of Color~Purple

Summer of Color this week is purple~ When I think of purple, lavender comes to mind, aubergine like eggplant, grapes, mountains from a distance, the sun setting, Jim Hendrix and yes, Donny Osmond.
I love the song "Purple Haze"; Donny, I believe sang a song, all dressed in purple. I can't find the clip; I remember it though, my best friend went berserk. Purple was her favorite color and she was in love with Donny Osmond, like a lot of us were.  Funny list, huh... My kids would have a different one, but I'm not going there, lol. Yes a dinosaur might be listed~
I struggled with this piece; first I was going to do cards. Then I found this house, I made out of a paper bag a month ago. I found a quote and went from there. It is different, so if you comment different, I'm fine with that.  I thought of home being where you can be yourself.  I also thought of Dorothy saying, "there's no place like home".  I decided to go with this quote:  "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort"~Jane Austen.  When I went away to camp, I did have a great time, but I missed my home; my routine.  I thought like Jane, I missed where I sit and write, my books, my journals filled with ideas. Purple is a color with many meanings, but peace of mind and calm attracts my attention. This is why  I wove purple with home. 


Yes, I added some dried lavender, it calms me and I am thrilled my plant is thriving this year. Be sure to check out Kristin's blog, Twinkle, Twinkle to see more purple inspired art. What do you think of when purple comes to mind?
  

Comments

Purple is royalty to me. And I'm always impressed how your blog header matches your posts!
Ella said…
Alex-You are so sweet; yes I can see the royal robe with it's richness. Thank you; yes, this was one huge pansy in my window box. Pansies don't like the heat...lately, neither do I.
Netty said…
Beautiful collage. x
KarenG said…
You know, I never thought about purple being a summer color before, but of course it is! I have many purple blooms in my flower gardens.
Daydreamertoo said…
Purple is many things, isn't it?

I think of purple as royal but also of simmering passion, too.

A lovely collage of both thoughts and weaving.
What a lovely assemblage of beautiful things....I love each one. I especially love the cross at the top, is it crocheted? It's so pretty and so is the rosebud in the middle left. Until last week, I had that Jane Austen quote written on my chalkboard in our entryway!!LOVE it!! Home is my favorite place to be. ~Scarlett
Jenny said…
Gorgeous collage Ella... loved hearing about the beginnings of this piece and fab Jane Austen quote...
and lavender... have that in my garden and love it too...

Jenny x
laurie said…
purple to me is the Iris flower,,, lovely work,, beautiful
Janelle said…
I like all the words that you included and all the interesting elements to look at. I love lavender also, both its look and fragrance.
Brianna said…
That is really pretty! I love the quote and the art compliments it so well.
Teri C said…
A beautiful piece. Love it.
Purple makes me think of beautiful skies and sunsets.
Terrie said…
Ella, this is a lovely page full of meaningful images and pieces. Very nice.
LTM said…
gorgeous. Purple was my favorite color as a child, and now it's my daughter's. And her song is "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." So how about that? :o) <3
Winterwood said…
what an inspirational collage... and those words..yes oh so true! just love it!
Beverley Baird said…
Love your collage! Great quote - any of them would work. Like the wayyou shared the process of creating!
Sharon said…
I like your collage very much. I too love lavender as it is so soothing . It goes well with the Austin quote. All so well thought out.
What a lovely post, and what a beautiful project, love the elements you have used, especially the lace and the buttons :) Fab quote too, There is definately no place like home!
Jan x
Lesley said…
Lovely words and your collage fits it so well. So many elements that all fit together perfectly.
:)
Diane said…
When I think of purple, it would have to be flowers--especially lavendar and hydrangeas--but the ones that are faded and losing their color--that's my favorite shade of purple.
Like your piece--I LOVE the vintage feel of it, and it's this shade of purple that does it for me.
Ella, this is so, so pretty. All the different little bits and pieces make it so interesting. I love it. I think the quote is fabulous too, plus I love Jane Austen. Lavender is the best - It is so calming. :) Have a fantastic week.
Jo Murray said…
Gorgeous collage Ella. Very nostalgic.
septembermom said…
A deep purple is so gorgeous. Love the collage Ella. You have a creative eye :)
JessiVille said…
Wow, what a gorgeously collaged piece! Just beautiful. I love how you put together all the elements - it's soothing and peaceful to me. I do seem to remember that Donny did have a purle outfit - how funny to remember that! And of course, Purple Haze! that is where my brain is tonight - ha! I got only one sad little sprig of lavender on my bush this year - it froze over the winter. My neighbor is giving me some of her stonger stock - her bushes are stunning.
Hugs, Jessi xox
Mandy said…
This is beautiful with all the little bits and pieces...oh..I had a lavender plant but if died...I may just plant another..I love lavender too...xxx
Linda H. said…
Purple makes me think of lavender and my husband. :-)

You make beautiful collages.
NatashaMay said…
Purple rain by Prince is what come so my mind when I think of purple. :) Great piece!
Jennifer Taylor said…
What a beautiful collage. I love the idea of a summer of color challenge.
Elizabeth said…
For me, purple has long been a symbol of personal power and that connects well with the quote from Austen. I love your site banner, what a beautiful way to speak of the color. And your collage echoes with that comfort of home place where all surrounding things link back to the individual. Wonderful post Ella,

Elizabeth
aquariann said…
Lovely inspiration for purple week! I, too, thought of lavender and took a photograph of it. :D
Kristin said…
Donny!! YES - I totally forgot about the purple socks! LOVE it - and what a beautiful collage - I adore the addition of lavender and agree that it is SO COOL how you change your blog header and colors each week - you are so much fun, xo
joanna said…
Pretty, pretty, pretty!! beautiful images and so many details!
xoxo. I once made chicken lavender! it was sooo yummy!
Emakesart said…
So pretty! I love all the beautiful bits of fabric you have on it. It feels vintage and cozy! Very nice! And I love your Red piece below too!

xoEsther
Melissa Bradley said…
Purple is one of my favorite colors. It's so rich and vibrant. It always makes me think of the huckleberry ice cream I used to get when I lived in Washington State. And I always think of this dyed seashell bracelet I got on Coronado Island on my first trip to San Diego. It also makes me think of my fluorite crystal and my chunk of amethyst.
Linda R. said…
WOW! I Love this.. It looks amazing. And your writing is awesome.
Elisabeth R said…
I love your collage! Such a lovely thing to explore with all those different elements in it! :-))
Dorthe said…
Ella, this piece is fantastic- and so beautiful.
Love it and love the purple.
Hugs,Dorthe