Orange and Teal
Decades, ( and decades and decades) ago, my husband bought a Batik from Java. The renown artist, Agus, comes from a long line of painters and embraces his artistic heritage by creating modern Batiks. He twists this ancestral art with a newer, more contemporary approach, emphasizing, nevertheless, the strong spiritual connection between sky, earth and nature.
|Metamorphosis by F. Agus|
Although I always liked this Batik, I had never really paid close attention to it, until recently, when I became totally infatuated with its color scheme....
Orange and Teal (and other shades I shan't discuss ...)
Completely OBSESSED ! Love the combination - Now officially dreaming of living in an Orange and Teal world ...
|And so my dream begins...|
I would fill my closets with Orange and Teal...
|Well, then again, perhaps not...|
|Those colors... LOVE|
|I'll take the setting too...|
|Ain't she sweet...|
|This dress... ( and the face and the figure, and the tan and...) yes please...please...please....|
I admit, I am more this kind of gal....
|Orange and Teal (just play along with me here...) living in a perfect world...|
And the accessories to go with...
|Mochillas are the best summer bags|
|And although I probably couldn't walk in these Louboutins....who cares.....|
|Welcome to the Hermes lust club...|
|We all |
|No fighting girls...you can each have one (or 2 or 3 or...)|
I would paint my face adequately...
|Orange pout via Rag and Bone|
|Release that inner Diva....|
But no matter how hard I try, I'll never get it as right as this...
|Can't do better than that...|
In my dream I would write out a cool invitation...send it to all my friends...
And have a party at my house...
|Happy outdoor lights would greet them...|
|Through my orange and teal living room they'd stride...|
|Upon my orange and teal rug they'd tread...|
|Glow they would, in the light of my Tiffany lamp...|
|Admire the art on my walls....|
|Under the sea...|
|I'd cook a "marvelous" meal for them... (it's a dream...remember...)|
|Entertain on my (kinda) orange and teal terrace|
|Decorated in style|
|In all in the right hues...|
|And this rose as a gift....|
And, when the call for adventure beckons...
|Jump on my magic wheels...|
Cross the enchanted forest, under surreal skies; and ride, ride, ride with the wind, to distant, fantasy lands...
|Still in La la land...|
There, I would live in a palace...
|Dream palace color combo|
|Push open magic gates....|
|Then magic doors...|
|And magic windows|
|Filled with floating glass baubles...|
|And color washed walls|
Where I could curl up and loose myself...
|With a cup of Chai...|
|And a good read|
After which, I'd join monks for intense meditation sessions...
|Bat style... photographed by Steve Mc Curry...|
Then slipping into something comfortable....
|A Kimono perhaps...|
|Or gorgeous Saree...|
I'd mount my Blue Elephant...
And head for more orange and teal, tons of it, all of it, at the Holi Festival...
|Color blasted !!|
Where I would totally drown in a sea of orange and teal, never to be found again...
Well, I guess
Sooo... searching my closet carefully, I DID find a few things that could possibly fit the bill (just a little...). These are items I have had for EVER and never thought of putting together.
|My make-do version of orange and teal|
Taking a closer look at nature's perfect color combinations (in fauna and flora) brings constant inspiration. Artists and designers do it all the time. I will be more attentive from now on to all that flies, crawls, swims and flutters... and, by the way, thanks AGUS for the nudge...
Credits:- Pinterest, Flickr, Hermes, Etsy, Twitter, laurasciacovelli.com, Rag and Bone, fashionista.com, allthingsgossip.com, Sonja Caywood, erinashleyart.com, sophie schmidt, interior-design-it-yourself.com, gilt.com, c-a-n-d-y-k-i-s-s-e-s.tumblr.com, mr.miff on flickr, the perfectpalette.com, u h, the weddingchicks.com, aanchai tyagi, carmen via pinterest, simplysouthernweddings.com, emily nillo-hanley, glass baubles by nikhil segel, harpers bazaar mexico, daily mail.co.uk, wendy's lookbook.com, maryellen shute, nourison.com, redbubble.com, daretodream88, yussef crespo, boston.com, loveopium.ru, disneyrollergirl.net, geometric art contemporary abstract by osnat.fineart.