>What is Black?


One of my avid readers gave me some great advice on how to get rid of my blues. By listening to Neil Young to ‘move out of the blue and into the black’….Brilliant suggestion…

But, I can’t help but to wonder – if blue is sad, what is black??

As you think about that, have a look at Tawny‘s fur. If you enlarge the photo, you can see that I’ve added tiny beaded fringes going in all different directions on her right leg. This creates a wonderful texture. But, now that I look at it, I think I’ll eventually have to bead around the edges of Tawny so that no felt shows…

16 thoughts on “>What is Black?

  1. >Ok…I gotta chime in on the black question.Black is…Elegant.Chic.Sexy.Dominant.Classic.Sophisticated.Powerful.Mysterious.Calming.I like black. 🙂

  2. >came by way of cynthia’s blog list. Your work is really cool.ps, I love black licorice (australian is the best and puts hairs on your chest I’m sure lol), burnt to almost black fried onions, toast. I guess you could say I like black.check out this about the The Bead Code of the Zulus for black:http://www.edunetconnect.com/cat/soccult/afrval.htmlor this one that discusses black in various cultures:http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/color2.htm

  3. >You should listen to the Drive-By Truckers’ album Southern Rock Opera, especially the song “Ronnie and Neil”, which tells the story of the friendship (despite the trash talk in Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”) between Neil Young and Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd, which culminated tragically in Neil’s being a pallbearer at Ronnie’s funeral.Thans for your kind comment on my blog. I’ll try to put up some good space photos from time to time. Happy New Year to you, too.

  4. >Woah I don’t even want to know how much that you have to put in something like that. Maybe have a duck sit on the floor next to the dog…just a thought ;)But it is lookin’ good!

  5. >Black is that surprise you get when you are eating jelly beans thinking you have a yummy red one in your mouth but when you bite down you realize it’s a black one. Surprise, disgust, annoyance but then after a bit you realize it’s what you wanted after all – it’s spicer and more exciting than the perfect red.

  6. >I’ve really liked the past few muscians you’ve added this last week. Love, love, love Eric Clapton. Neil Young always reminds me of my step sister who would listen to him all day while getting stoned in her bedroom. I don’t know why my step mom never caught on. Blue or black, I think colors are fascinating. Why do they have moods and other attributes attached to them? I just found this site… http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/color2.htmthat discusses color symbolism. Very interesting…colors mean different things to different cultures. Wow, I really digressed here.I don’t mind the felt on the edge of Tawny. It’s almost like a halo.

  7. >I don’t think of blue as being sad. It’s always been a joyful color for me…clear blue summer skies and deep blue water.

  8. >Oh, I have never paid too much attention to Neil Young but this song is really great. I love melancholic songs. How do you include the songs into your blog. Do you upload them? Is this allowed? I would love to do this, too, but I am a little bit afraid … 😉

  9. >(Goofed on the post I deleted)Continue to enjoy your almost daily postings and photos. Tawney is so lifelike — love him. Also want to wish you a wonderful 2007 and thank you for sharing your beading adventures with us. Always a delight. Happy New Year.

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