As you know, I'm into blue! Blue skies, blue twilight (actually purple, but that's another post), blue oceans,blue lupines, blue birds (mountain blue jays to be exact).
I love many colors, but blue, being over head in the sky most days, always feels warm, safe. I want to cloak myself in its' calming goodness.
My Madonna statue wears such a phenomenal blue. Almost an icy blue. Blue is the color most often associated with "Mary". The Virgin in a fresh and fashionable blue. Did the Renaissance artists choose 'blue' for Mary because it was the stylish color of the day?
I think so.
To give my Madonna a wispy look, I took some wire that had crystal beads threaded throughout, molded and shaped it to my liking then draped it over Mary and her Precious Boy, Jesus.The end results are a lace like netting, a fortress, a protective universe of swirling beads.
Which brings me to another 'blue'. Blue lace. Yes, I insist. The lace in this dress is not black, it is a dark, navy blue.Indigo Mist...or call it midnight blue. I always choose blue over black when I have the chance. And here you can see that blue looks great with....brown
|Indigo Mist dress from B H L D N|