Colour musings

During Advent – while waiting for Christmas and for the next #TuesdayIsClewsDay – Clew did some colour musings on Facebook:

What are the first things that come to your mind when thinking of – BLUE? This is what we came up with: Sky…sea…eyes…laughing children… Clew’s blue musing: If hope had a colour, it would be blue

What are the first things that come to your mind when thinking of – YELLOW? This is what we came up with: Dress… sunflower… summer… happy… song…wide fields… Clew’s yellow musing: Sometimes the prettiest roses are yellow

What are the first things that come to your mind when thinking of – GREEN? This is what we came up with: Grass… nature… energy… positive thinking…Christmas tree…new… Clew’s green musing: In some places, the grass is green even in the winter time

What are the first things that come to your mind when thinking of – RED? This is what we came up with: Lipstick… fury… love… boldness…wine…and of course…Christmas Clew’s red musing: If love would be a colour it would have to be red

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The Desperate Expat Wife’s musings about the senses and about childhood also included colours (in “Nettle soup with boiled eggs (this is not a recipe)”:

Julie Myerson, when asked to pick her favourite sense for the excellent magazine Intelligent Life, picked a sense of colour and links it to the other, basic senses. She smells, hears and tastes colours. When she writes, her words have colours. For her, sadness is pale yellow and sorrow darkish green.

«With colour around, nothing is fixed, everything is alive. Yes, it will fade – colour reminds you that everything is seasonal.»”

And colours bring back memories, like the red of Christmases gone by, the yellow of a 1970’s knitted sweater, the green of the Wunderbaum in your boyfriend’s car and the blue of a childhood summer.

What do these colours evoke in you – associations, memories…?

 

While waiting for New Year’s Eve, let’s go back to these colourful recipes for sweet&festive treats. In the new year, Clew will feature one more colour treat.

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