August 11, 2010

Inspiration: Peacock Feathers

Proud as a peacock?  Are peacocks really proud?  The peacocks at the zoo look kind of angry; sometimes curious and bored, a little frisky at times, but mostly angry.  Probably because all these dang people keep chasing them around, may have a little something to do with it. But they are gorgeous, incandescent and surreally vivid in a Tim Burton film sort-of-way.  My artist friend commented that she wish she could be brave enough to paint her kitchen in those incandescent colors. Maybe knowing that he is the only one who can pull off such strong beauty is the reason that peacock is so proud.

We shouldn’t be afraid of colors.  Every time we walk into our living room we should be proud of the color on the walls—even if it frightens our guests.

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2 Responses to “Inspiration: Peacock Feathers”

  1. Carrie Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    And that's why I (well, my husband) painted my kitchen purple!    I love it, and don't much care if others are frightened. 

  2. Doreen Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Purple is the color of nobility. Your husband is truly the king of his castle–and it doesn’t hurt that it pleases the queen as well.