Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Colors of Aruba

Sitting at dinner the first night on a girlfriend trip, this colorful hut is sitting right in front of me..and made me start thinking....What a cool quilt..to do a quilt with the "Colors of Aruba"...Good guess Ruth! yep, that's where I was last week. Had no chance to do my blog...so you are just going to get a glimpse of what we saw while we were there.....
these iguanas were the coolest colors ever! when they were little ones, they were mostly brown with a few small turquoise dots on their sides and turquoise stripes down the center of their back. As they got older, it turned into more turquoise dots and when they were really big, they were almost all turquoise..but they were very shy..I spent half my time chasing those little buggers! Ask my friends...they'll tell you more than you'd like to know!
Aruba, as a desert island, is not in itself all that pretty...the water is pretty, but the land isn't that colorful, but the natives sure had a way of bringing lots of color to their world...and in the most unusual color combinations. It was so inspiring..most of my pictures are of the colored homes and businesses. I can tell a quilt is brewing.....which is a good thing because I did diddly squat on my hand sewing! At least I was getting inspired.
walking along the beach, I thought this almost looked like a postcard...
we were all wearing colorful outfits to fit the island, although you can't see my hot pink skirt..but it fit the mood!

4 comments:

Clare said...

Those photos are beautiful - they look like something out of a colour supplement, or, as you say, a postcard. I adore the one of the beach chairs.

ruth said...

Gorgeous photos and beautiful colours!

Melzie said...

WOW those pics are awesome :) POst some more LOL I can live vicariously thru them ;) xoxo melzie

Rebecca said...

What wonderful color! you must have had a blast. Inspiration counts for alot in the art world.

Rebecca