13 July 2006

color


Life has been full of color lately. My art table has been humming, the weather has been clear and we went to the beach for a glorious afternoon yesterday. It was kind of a spur of the moment thing and we ended up in Capitola, CA which is a quaint little beach village south of Santa Cruz. As a teen I used to spend a lot of time, perusing shops, laying in the sun and eating ice cream. It is a happy place and yesterday it was fun to share it with the wee one.

As I am sure (I hope) you have noticed. My blog has gotten a little update for summer. My banner is a photo that I took in Capitola yesterday. These are the Venetian Hotel buildings. The front row or two are mostly rentals (condos) with a few owner occupied. One is for sale ($3,950,000!), and the others towards the back are hotel rooms. The building is the oldest condo building in CA. The owners keep the property up beautifully especially with the lovely Mediterranean colors. Though there was some "beach construction" going on I was still able to get some good shots including the one above. I used individual units to make the small headers in the side bar and now my blog is all decked out for summer.

I have also noticed that my eye has been drawn toward brighter colors as the temperatures rise. A look at my recent Flickr favorites shows photos full of vivid color. I find them inspiring and it just makes me happy to look at!
Summer Favs

12 comments:

  1. Heather...the new look of your blog and banner is fabulous. I also have been drawn to color lately and your banner just gives out a warm happy feeling.

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  2. wow, it is beautiful! i have to figure out how to do that for my heading...it is perfect..i love the santa cruz area, everything is slow and laid back...

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  3. Love the new look, very inspiring and that font is to die for. we are off to the beach today as well, not nearly as pretty as yours but wet, none the less. let's hope i have internet connection upon my return.

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  4. Heather ~

    Love your Summer look! What amazing colors and architecture! Thanx for sharing!

    :+) kristina

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  5. Love the colors; so bright and cheerful. Been a long time since I've been to Capitola. Ahhhh, remembering coffee from Mr. Toots ;) -m'riez

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  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! Makes me want to go visit this wonderful place!!!

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  7. Very cool banner-it looks like something someone painted-not a photo! WOW!

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  8. WOWzzZZZaaa!! I never knew such a cool place existed!! It makes a BEAUTY FULL banner!!! Cheers! Reminds me of New Mexico!

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  9. LOVE your new blog banner the colors are stunning!

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  10. Hi Heather, Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments. I LOVE the photo you took in Capitola - at first glance I thought maybe it was Mexico or somewhere tropical - I grew up in the Bay Area but have never been there. Will have to check it out next time I visit!

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  11. wow this is beautiful :) and wonderful banner now :)

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  12. Your banner is just so wonderful!!! Love all those colors!! Great picture!!! I feel like I am vacation when I look at it! Great job!

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