Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday's Magnetizing Monthly Mosaic

january mosaic

This blog post is brought to you by the letter M.

Today, I'm linking up with Magnetized by Life's Monthly Mosaic Challenge. Each month, there will be a color story based on this chart.

colour - dark red
theme - health & commitment

Here are the rules:

1. capture colour of the month images that represent the theme for that month.

2. write a few words to accompany your image about the theme for that month. it may be something that inspired you, was relevant to you, or something you want to share for that month.

3. a quote to accompany your mosaic.

So, here goes...

"Red is the ultimate cure for sadness" - Bill Blass

The gray of January has descended and is quite possibly the most depressing time of year for me. Christmas and all the holiday festivities are over, the weather generally sucks (although I must admit we've had a few nice days here and there), and reality sets in regarding all the over zealous new years' resolutions.

I think many of us who got carried away with new year enthusiasm and signed up for new classes and blog memes are starting to feel the pressure and wonder what the heck we were thinking? All I really want this month is to crawl under the covers and hibernate.

Focusing on the color red this month has provided a welcome respite from all the gray, gloom, and all the sad things weighing on my heart right now. The tulips, in particular remind me that spring is around the corner and yesterday I noticed a few red buds starting to emerge on my red bud tree. Note to self: capture them.

This little pot of tulips have had more than their 15 minutes of fame, but I am giving them one more showing over at Lisa Gordon's Creative Exchange.

dark tulips

And while we are on the subject of the color red, I will leave you with a song that never fails to cheer me up by a lady whose name also begins with the letter "M" - Maia Sharp. It is called, Red Dress. I have one in my closet and I may just have to put it on.

Today's Linkups

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  1. wow Leanne, i LOVE your mosaic & your post, love how you have framed your mosaic & added january to it, definately see it in a calendar, very creative & inspiring. would love to see more hope to see you all purple & tranquil in feb :)

  2. that collage is outstanding!
    love your creativity.
    beautiful shots and red! nicely done:)

    happy week!

  3. Wonderful tribute to red -- your mosaic is terrific. The red tulips are simply beautiful!

  4. What beautiful images!! All that gorgeous red is a feast for my eyes...thank you for sharing. You have introduced me to so many wonderful prompts - thank you for that also! I have never heard of the mosaic challenge and will definitely investigate. Have a wonderful day, and put on that red dress. :)

  5. Those are some stunning tulips LeAnne! Have a great week

  6. Just fantastic LeAnne.
    LOVE the mosaic!!

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  7. REALLY beautiful. The red tulips deserved some more fame, definitely...

  8. what a great shot of those tulips!!! :)

  9. wow! very cool mosaic - all stunning picures x 9!

  10. LeAnne: love your mosaic and your tulips are divine!! You are doing so well at keeping up with your photo commitments. I had to renege on my 365 Project and it's been a week since I posted to my blog! argh. My effort at the mosaic will be for Kim's Beyond Layers. Maybe I'll get that up on my blog. LOL

  11. Wow!! I am speechless! These are wonderful!

  12. The tulips are breathtakingly beautiful!

  13. Great photographs.

    Regards and best wishes


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