Monday, 28 February 2011

The color green, 1st UWIB bloghop.

                                    Large green contemporary bowl

In this first blog hop initiated by the Unique Women In Business (UWIB) the chosen theme is 'green'.
At the end of this post you will find a list of clickable links with all the participating blogs as well as links to our blog and Etsy team page. Please join the fun and visit all these lovely blog and remember that comments are much encouraged :-) Enjoy!

Green  is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue. On a color wheel based on traditional color theory the complementary color to green is considered to be red.

                               Woven, green golden basket

The word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, “to grow”. It is used to describe plants or the ocean. Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick. In the United States of America, green is a slang term for money, among other things.

                                         Keyring handsewn fabric origami

Culturally, green has broad and sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy, or the devil. The most common associations, however, are found in its ties to nature.
Green is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature.
                                    Green flowers and soap                                   

The text above is an exurpt from 'Green' found on Wikipedia.

 Links UWIB: Etsy team page and UniqueWomenInBusiness blog

Participatings blogs in this first Unique Women In Business blog hop.
Enjoy your hop :-)
AudreyGardenLady.blogspot com


Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Your GREENS are just luxurious !! Love what you do! ANd love the pieces I own by you!!

Kelly said...

Do you hand weave the baskets yourself ?
The flowers are they for your hair , or can you clip them to clothing.

There is so much detail in every piece that you have shown


Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Birgitte, all of the green items you made are stunning! Your woven bowls are incredibly beautiful and true works of art!!

Harvest Moon by Hand

Aquarian Bath said...

All your work is so beautiful! Love those flowers!

Nancy's WildWire said...

Hi Bridgitte! Sorry your post didn't go live on time, but better late than never,it was worth the wait.
I love the green gold basket:)

Audrey said...

Hi Birgitte,

What a lovely post! How I do love your textile artistry...and the heritage and love you put into it!! Those flowers are gorgeous!!!!


Anonymous said...

I am such a fan of your creations and knowledge of textiles! Your baskets and keyrings - they remind me of the quilters cathedral window - are fabulous. Have a great day.

Karen Terry, Artist/Designer said...

Birgitte, You are sooooo talented! You are preserving your heritage through your creations...I love that! Also, you have such a talented for blending color! I love everything you create.


Momma Goddess Treasures said...

Oh my, what lovely pieces you have chosen to share with us! I love each and every one of them. I will own one of those bowls before long, and I love your journal covers.


Bella Linda Designs said...

Well, that's just a lovely post! I particularly love your greeny green green basket...very pretty!

Enjoyed reading about the history of the word and/or color,,,clever you to think of the wiki page!

Way to go UWIB!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I love the green basket, too! Your colors always glow!

WellspringCreations said...

What totally beautiful items! Every one! I will invest in one of your items, the hard part will be deciding which one!


capecodjewel said...

Beautiful pieces and interesting information... now, I'm thinking of green as more than just a color. :)

Super UWIB blog hop post!

Linda :)

Life Is A Lark said...

Love all the cool facts about green and really love the hand dyed ribbon.

Robin said...

Wonderful info about the color green and, of course, I love your work since we work in the same medium. The cathedral window is great.