Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Bike Ride

One of my favorite inspirational sites is Michelle Ward's GPP Street Team. I decided to take a brave action step by participating in her latest Crusade No.52, Summer Wardrobe Colors.  I can dream of wearing summer clothes even though it didn’t warm up to 70 degrees for 249 days in this land of subdued excitement. My daily wardrobe seems to be adding a bit of summer flair. Yesterday I wore a teal sweater over several layers of tees. Just for a bit more summer warmth I added a light blue scarf.
Check out this painting, Summer Breeze. I painted it last summer. Don’t you agree, there is nothing like a breeze cooling your rosy cheeks during a summer bike ride? Bellingham offers miles and miles of off road trails. For this interpretation of a free-spirited bicycle journey the sky is Light Blue Violet. Brilliant Yellow Green fills the landscape. Raspberry, awe the joy of this color, drapes this joyous spinner. Honoring the lack of a heat wave in my area this bicyclist wears funky stripped socks in an array of summer colors. Our toes take a while to warm up!

11 comments:

  1. Pam - thanks for coming to play! I always say: It's a small step from Brave to Bravo...so Bravo!! I think I may need to move to your land of subdued excitement as we have had too many super hot days and the 70s would be delightful!! Love your painting - especially when I click for the close-up and see the streamers blowing from the handlebars!

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  2. Look Ma, no hands! She's a wild child, with those flying pigtails. I hope they don't get caught in the spokes! (That must be the mommy in me leaking out, LOL) I like this very much!

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  3. Beautiful! Love those shoe-lace braids and the way the handle bar streamers mimic them.

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  4. Cycling in a summer breeze, looks very good.

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  5. So nice to meet you via the Crusades. Glad I'm not the only one enjoying less than summery weather at the moment! Love your Summer Breeze - very fresh and snazzy.

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  7. "Land of subdued excitement" - great line. Lovely piece.

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  8. I totally understand what you mean about lack of heat, I have moved south and am sure we only had two days of summer!
    I love your painting, it totally conveys the freedow of being out riding on country roads.

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  9. Great painting! And I love how you call your area the land of subdued excitement.

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  10. Very cute painting, makes me want to drag my bike out to play in the summer sun!

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  11. Nothing like the warm wind blowing your hair with warm sun on your cheeks and the freedom to get on that bike an go go go! Lovely painting.

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