Wednesday, October 08, 2008

violet, not purple


my favorite
but last year
i made
a conscious
to add
to my closet.

i always
the word
than purple.
i think
i would have
if we
called it

i have
been thinking
depression era
(for obvious
the purple rose of cairo
is always
the first
that comes
to mind.
so sad.
so beautiful.

what movies
to your mind?


i need
this tee.


lydia said...

A prof. once said that purple holds the anger of red and the sadness of blue. I hated that, because then I didn't like the color anymore. Perhaps renaming is the answer! Violet seems more for flowers, scents, and pleasure than purple ever could be.

f. pea said...

we are in the same color today. i prefer plum, but that's because it's reddish-purple, and you know how i love red. and reddish-purple. violet is quite lovely, too.

peachey said...

classic ROY G. BIV

p.s. "the purple bottle" by animal collective is the inspiration for my blog's name.

Eero said...

I really hate purple.
(Childhood trauma...)

Plus, I'm an Autumn:
Give me red!
Give me orange!


scaredy-cat said...

For me, 'violet' sound much more beautiful than 'purple'... So tell me, there isn't really any difference between colours purple and violet? I've been wondering about it; in Finnish (my first language) we don't have that many words for colours (e.g. we don't have a separte word for teal) and sometimes it's really hard to know what exactly English speaking people mean... :)

scaredy-cat said...

Forgot to say that I love the green tights with the skirts & the shoes!

amisha said...

i really love purple (and violet, and plum) in theory, and i'm realizing that they are woefully unrepresented in my closet. maybe it's time to fix that.
the pale green tights really make that color sing!

Anonymous said...

I love the name Violet as my great grandmother's name (whom I adored) was Violet Victoria. It's a great colour too, and so much better than purple. xo lj

Anonymous said...

i really (really) like the purple with the green. excellent combination. and suddenly wishing i had more of both in my closet!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the green tights and purple outfit is super striking!

Leciawp said...

I just found your site via another - beautiful post and blog in general!


Anonymous said...

Yes, violet sounds delicious when compared to purple and other offerings. They smell delicious too.

Anonymous said...

I have a really, really hard time liking purple. I call that deep shade aubergine...maybe I need to say violet for the lighter ones...
Royal purple reminds me of the L.A. Lakers (hey, I grew up in the 80's).
You look lovely in it, though.

wendy said...

I have a hard time with purple too.
I can't even really paint with it, although it makes a really lovely shadow color.

"Create Beauty" said...

Hi there. My name is Violet! And I am fond of the color (my car is a beautiful hue!) I usually do a "Purple Thursday" post on my blog. I love your knitted treasures! Very fun.

rachel said...

I like your shoes! :)

Anonymous said...

wow.. the colors of your photos and clothes are so vibrant! the purple is so pretty.

sephra said...

i prefer heliotrope (:

Unknown said...


calico cat said...

Your blog isn't just a treat to read, it's visually pleasing as well!

I, too, have trouble wearing black or any other super dark shade because I live with 2 cats.

I don't mind wearing purple as long as it isn't in some shiny fabric.

Anonymous said...

i think that violet is a lovley color and i think it would bring out the art.violet is more than purple its more for flowers and happiness!!its sounds soo pretty!!!