636. Painters use red like spice. ~Derek Jarman

Has anybody grown curiouser and curiouser about what’s been up with all the red posts as of late.  Well, since February is the month in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day, I thought it might be fun to take a look first at all the shades, meanings, and associations that go along with the color red. And then afterwards launch into the passionate side of the color and the subject of “love, love, love – dut, dudda, da – all you need is love, love, love – dut, dudda, da…” So after this one tonight, get ready for some “luv.”
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Red can be the color of a rising dawn as it glides
across morning skies and through misty white clouds.
It’s fierceness is felt when the hot summer sun
reddens the body with its feverish intensity.
Red is the thorn that pricks the fingers,
But it’s also the rose whose aroma is sweet.
~Edited lines by Sunny Summers
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Fire-cracker, fire-engine
Fire-flicker red –
Red runs through your head
When you’re angry-est.
Red is a big rubber ball.
Red is the giant-est
Colour of all.
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Red is rosy cheeks and lipstick,
Red is a signal; red is a shout,
Ever so loudly it says, “Watch out!”
Red is a show-off,
No doubt about it –
But can you imagine
Living without it?
~Edited verses by Mary O’Neill
These are the offerings (for my Tabernacle) you are to receive from them: …scarlet yarn…ram skins dyed red…spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense… ~Excerpted lines from Exodus 25:3-6 ✝
**Images via Pinterest; collages created by Natalie

17 thoughts on “636. Painters use red like spice. ~Derek Jarman

  1. I think it is also heart health month for women which is also make by wearing red—you are most fitting in your tribute! 🙂 We went in to Atlanta tonight to a nice restaurant for our Valentines celebration as we’ll be working at the store next Saturday. I normally wear a muted tone of lipstick but thinking about this latest red obsession of yours I opted to wear a brighter red along with a red top–cheers to you my dear dear friend—Julie

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    • Oh, how sweet that you guys still go out to eat on Valentine’s Day. I’m so glad you pumped up the red for the occasion. I’ll bet you look fabulous in red.
      Hugs and cheers to you too, missy! ❤ ❤ ❤


      • I remember when I was in high school and my mom went to have her “color” done—it was the latest thing to be “analyzed” to determine if you were a winter, spring, summer or fall—based on your skin tone, hair color (original color 😉 ) you were told what colors you should be wearing. I remember at the time thinking it was a bunch of hooey as I felt most people gravitated to what colors looked best on them anyway. . .I was / am a winter—meaning I can were red, white, black—the bolder colors—as I still wear lots of black—I always say, black hides a world of woe 🙂
        What a hoot!!

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    • Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the post and the pictures. I’m hurting more and more these days.
      I sure hope the visit to the cardiologist about the abnormal EKG doesn’t mean I’ll have to cancel
      the surgery until a later date. Hugs, N 🙂


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