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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Beautiful Aqua Marine Blue

 My colors if they can be called such, are whites and ecru's.....these pale colors look lovely on golden olive skin and in Florida those shades are pure simplicity, elegance, beauty and purity. I love them.

However, once in a while something comes along and knocks me off my pretty perch ! LOL this skirt in aquamarine or turquoise.

This is my inspiration for the love of this Aqua Marine blue.....and I know the greenish top helps with the effects of these hues.


this is the music that goes with this color too......yes, I'm ''funny'' that way LOL.

When I saw this color it was love at first site....I NEEDED THIS. LOL
And so I went on a search/quest for these kinds of blues and blue greens or what is organically or naturally orginating from the Turquoise family.

Like the language of flowers, such as the peony which I spoke of here and here , I had to understand why I craved that particular flower when I hadn't been around it in many many years, and now its a color.
But my quest led me to understand what my soul was saying for the soul doesn't speak in linguistics, but in sights, sounds, colors, fragrance, feelings, sensation, intuition, all the higher faculties of our makeup as humans.

So do colors speak, and this Aqua or Turquoise color is speaking very loudly. When I saw this lace skirt I fell, and my quest began.

From here

The meaning of the color turquoise is open communication and clarity of thought.
Turquoise helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It presents as a friendly and happy color enjoying life.In color psychology, the color turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability. In the process it can appear to be on an emotional roller coaster, up and down, until it balances itself.
A combination of blue and a small amount of yellow, turquoise fits in on the color scale between green and blue. It radiates the peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow.

Turquoise recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, alleviating feelings of loneliness. You only have to focus on the color turquoise, whether on a wall or clothing and you feel instant calm and gentle invigoration, ready to face the world again!
Turquoise is a great color to have around you, particularly in an emergency, as it helps with clear thinking and decision-making. It assists in the development of organizational and management skills. It influences rather than preaching and demanding.
The color turquoise is a good color to aid concentration and clarity of thought for public speakers as it calms the nervous system, gives control over speech and expression, and builds confidence. Print your speech notes on turquoise and every time you glance down you will feel the effects of the color.
Turquoise heightens levels of creativity and sensitivity. It is good at multi-tasking, becoming bored if forced to focus on one thing only. Sometimes its thinking can become scattered if surrounded by too much of this balancing color.

Turquoise encourages inner healing through its ability to enhance empathy and caring. It heightens our intuitive ability and opens the door to spiritual growth. It is the color of the evolved soul.
Turquoise can also be self-centered, tuning in to its own needs above all others. At the same time, it can help us to build our self-esteem and to love ourselves, which in turn supports our ability to love others unconditionally. At its most extreme it can be boastful and narcissistic.
Although turquoise is self-sufficient, it fears being alone and can become aloof and unapproachable when this occurs, making the situation worse.
Turquoise has strong powers of observation and perception and can be quite discriminating. It has the ability to identify the way forward, the way to success, balancing the pros and cons, the right and wrong, of any situation. It is a good color to use when you are stuck in a rut and don't know which way to move.

Turquoise can sometimes be impractical and idealistic and remote from emotional reactions, appearing excessively cool, calm and collected.
Too much turquoise in your life may give you an overactive mind and create emotional imbalance, making you either over-emotional or non-emotional.
Too little turquoise in your life may cause you to withhold your emotions, resulting in secrecy and confusion about your direction in life.
From a negative perspective, the meaning of the color turquoise relates to being either over-emotional or non-emotional, lacking communication skills, being unreliable and deceptive.

Positive and Negative Traits of Turquoise
Positive keywords include communication, clarity of thought, balance and harmony, idealism, calmness, creativity, compassion, healing and self-sufficiency.
Negative keywords include boastfulness, secrecy, unreliability and reticence, fence-sitting, aloofness, deception and off-handedness.

The Color Turquoise Represents
Communication: Turquoise represents open communication from and between the heart and the spoken word. It relates to the electronic age and the world of computers, and communication on a large scale.
Emotional Control: Being the mid color between the extremes of red and violet, turquoise is the color of balance, for the emotions, thoughts and speech.
Self-Sufficiency: Turquoise has the ability to tune into its own needs and find the way to success.

Effects of the Color Turquoise
Clarity of Thought: Turquoise enhances the ability to focus and concentrate, assisting with clear thinking and decision-making, and the development of good organizational skills.
Calming: Turquoise is calming yet invigorating, restoring depleted energies.
Non-emotional: A negative effect of turquoise is that it can cause people to be too aloof and to hide their emotional reactions.

Variations of the Color Turquoise
Aqua: Closer to green than blue, aqua is refreshing and uplifting. It is creative and light-hearted, yet strong and individual.
Aquamarine: Enhancing creativity and inspiration, the color aquamarine calms and balances the mind and the emotions.
Teal: A more sophisticated version of turquoise, teal signifies trustworthiness and reliability. It promotes spiritual advancement and commitment.
I have found lots of lace and crochet pieces. Thank goodness it is the trend right now, and available in places like Marshalls', T.J. Maxx etc.
I did find a crochet lace skirt like the one in the picture,*insert happy happy dance!*  in a natural tone cotton and I thought it would be perfect to dye it. I didn't know how to dye anything, I'd never used a commercial dye before, but the day after I made my decision I learned of a new color by Rit called Aquamarine.....and I got it from Joannes. Serendipity assists ! LOL 
I'm currently dying several  things I already had and the new lace skirt in this color and will hang them to dry and take pictures....they look gorgeous so far! :D

I will meditate on the color when I have the pieces dried and wearing them.

Here is the original inspiration:



  And here is mine: the original has more green in it which makes it a truer turquoise, and the color I used is Rit Aquamarine....which is a blue. I'd have to add more green to get the original inspiration, but I'm sooo totally fine with the AquaMarine! :D

 My AquaMarine clothesline, which is making me very very happy and smiley! LOL   :

 blessings of aqua!


  1. This is so fascinating, dear Lady. I like this color, especially aquamarine, but have none of it in my home. I need to get some stones at least. How did your slippers turn out? xo

    1. I think its fascinating too...especially how I responded to the colors! Now I'm wearing the lace vest with a silk skirt in blues, and I'm loving it, like my spirit is just drinking it in! LOL. The Fairy shoes are in another post you can find on the side up to the upper right hand side. :D

  2. I love this color--the outside of my house is sort of a dark Turquoise and my livingroom room accents are that color. The rest of my accents are mostly the aqua color--which I love even more than turquoise. Now I really want that dye even more than ever! I saw it on the Simply Me blog the other day and have been wanting it extra bad since then. Now seeing the clothes you dyed I want it more than ever! Thanks for sharing--you have inspired me! Again!

    1. Its a beautiful color, the blue is sooooo will love it.

  3. THAT was a KNOCKOUT presentation!!!! The music totally brought the color to life. 5 stars!!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it.....but I really think it was the colors LOL
      and the ocean sounds of those aqua-marine (aqua = water) blues and the feelings aqua evokes....more than the presentation..... :D:D:D

  4. I love turquoise...The hubby always loves to see me in that color but don't have alot of pieces that color...I do have quite a collection of gemstones tho...really great post on the qualities of explains why I love it so much...Time to go on a hunt for some clothes that color...
    Thanks Lady...very enjoyable post...:)


    1. Its a beautifully refreshing color for me, I can understand why hubby likes it on you, its such a happy one....a good feeling one....found in the most soothing places in nature like the oceans and the skies.....vast spaces of happiness!


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