Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunday Mini-Challenge ~ VIOLET

Welcome to the weekend garden, toads! May you enjoy its abundance.

Today's mini-challenge focuses on a very simple concept:

The Color Violet.

Flowers in Violet, original encaustic by Kim Nelson

The color violet appears in the visible light spectrum, and has the highest vibration in that spectrum. It combines the energy and strength of red with the spirituality and integrity of blue; and  it represents a union of body and soul, a balance between our physical and spiritual energies.

Violet is said to expand our awareness, connecting us to a higher consciousness, and is thus associated with soul transformation. Philosophers are often attracted to it.

Psychologically, violet promotes harmony between mind and emotions, contributing to mental balance, stability and peace of mind. It also supports the practice of meditation.

The color violet encourages creative pursuits, uniqueness, individuality and true expression. Artists, musicians, writers, poets and psychics are usually inspired by the color violet.

So… are you inspired?  I hope so. Write away! Post your poem on your site and then link here. 

Have a wonderful time in the garden! ~Kim





21 comments:

Ella said...

Those purple pansies do enchant me ;D
Nice Kim...off to gather more inspiration!

Happy Mother's Day everyone!
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aprille said...

violet: I like its ambivalence halfway between red and blue.

Heaven said...

Such a lovely color and painting Kim ~ I will be back with my poem ~

Happy day to everyone ~

Grace

De said...

Gorgeous painting, Kim. Inspired today. Thank you!

Hannah said...

Thank you, Kim!! I love your artwork, too!!

Kay L. Davies said...

I had more fun than enough with this prompt, Kim, and took it in an entirely unexpected direction.
You'll all be pleased to know that the UTube link I tried to use in my post here has failed to perform.
K

Mary said...

Thanks, Kim, for your prompt. I wrote about my eldest dog...whose name just happens to be Violet.

Maggie Grace said...

Such a lovely and meaningful prompt. My first writing today. Felt refreshed and it was perfect for a bit of creative flow today. Thank you!

Maggie Grace said...

The link afreeweb is spam.

Mary said...

Yes, I mistakenly clicked on "Afreeweb" as well. Grrrrrr.

Helen said...

Forgive me Kim .. for not giving the lovely image you shared the respect it deserves!!

Marian said...

thank you, Kim. xo

Marian said...

... and i deleted the "afreeweb" link. annoying.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Kim, thanks for a prompt that at first had me writing about grape jelly, but then found me in a more mature mode, musing on purple hydrangeas in an island I visited while pregnant with Riley.

A real blessing, so thanks. Amyhoptoad

Loredana Donovan said...

Beautiful painting, Kim, and lovely challenge! Violet is a pretty color and I do enjoy it in all its shades. Thanks for the inspiration :)

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

A bit late I am ,,,,

Charleen said...

I was inspired in ways I thought I wouldn't be! Thanks!

Jinksy said...

How could I pass by one of my favourite colours? :)

hedgewitch said...

Thanks Marian, for deleting the spam.

I'm in, a bit late to the party as usual. Off to see what everyone else has done in their coloring book.

Susan said...

I'm late!! I'll post this Violet thing tomorrow too. It rose from the ground to find me like Io in Cow form after the gadfly and before restoration.

rashmi menon said...

Beautiful painting, Kim. Lovely colors and the flowers look like they've just fallen off the tree and fluttered to the violet ground.