Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Give Me Colors ... Happy Colors!

Give Me Colors ... Happy Colors!
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter

Artwork by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee ... a few wonderful, happy colors in my life!

Sometimes ... when someone ask me, "Gloria, what is your favorite color?" ... it throws me into a big silence.  Why?

Well, I can't be just one color in life.  I love most all colors ... I think in colors ... colors affect my moods, feelings.  Music does the same.  I bet you are the same way if you think about it.

I love soft, pastel colors that have a shimmery appearance ... like magic!  Romance, soft happy thoughts, wishes come true!

I love bold, beautiful, bright colors ... when life is such fun, lots of laughter, loud and happy times such as ... the State Fair!

White ... I love white.  White is clean, sparkly ... wonderful.  Crispness, sunshine ... warm breezes blowing ... ocean, waves.

Purple and green ... strange enough, these two colors in my life at the same time ... bring good luck to me.  Happy things.  Why in the world isn't all I have ... purple and green!

Black and white ... remind me of my beautiful mother.  She could wear black and white ... put on her bright, red lipstick ... no one was as pretty as her.  She and Elizabeth Taylor could have been twin sisters.  I love black, white tiles ... clean, fresh, nostalgic.

I love all the shades of each color, all the colors between.  I can't tell you one color I love best.

I love dusty rose, soft pink, periwinkle blue.  I love colors I don't know the names of.  If you ask me what is my favorite color ... I will say this one!  that one!  no, that one!

Note by this Author:

Colors are important to me.  When Skip and I used to drive through the deserts for hundreds of miles ... I would become upset.  (We traveled by tractor trailer to California every other week). I remember after weeks of doing so ... I began crying ... "I can't take anymore of this brown, I just can't take it, I need color in my life"!

I was color-deprived and it had a very real effect on me.  Like when we were traveling for days in snow ... nothing but white ... it had a negative effect on me, also.

Give me colors ... happy colors!


  1. When I see a lot of colors I naturally think of you! You are a colorful person. Your artwork shows us all your true colors. They are you! Colors make beautiful people don't you think? Love, Ms. Nancy

  2. I completely agree. A colorful world is a lovely world indeed.