Artists Inspired Blog Circle: June | Turquoise

Thalassophile (n.):  A lover of the sea; someone who loves the sea, ocean.  THAT’S ME!  It’s possible that I love the ocean more than I love pizza (which is a LOT).  There are loads (loads!!!!) of articles online about the psychology of color (feel free to Google it, AFTER you read my blog). But, I don’t need to read any of them to know how this month’s color, our final color in the Artists Inspired Blog Circle Color Series, affects my mood. Turquoise makes me calm and happy all in one fell swoop. It’s the color of my favorite parts of the ocean, it’s the color that comforts my soul when we live too far from the sea.  It’s summertime, it’s vacation, it’s a mental-escape.  Turquoise represents communication, clarity of thought, balance & harmony, calmness, idealism, creativity, compassion, healing & self-sufficiency.   In fact, if a soul can be defined in color, mine is the same color as the Caribbean, the tropical Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico.  My soul is turquoise.

Rather than going on and on and on (and on and on and on) about how much I love this color, I’ll leave you with some of my favorite images and quotes instead and a heart-felt thank you for reading this series each month!  We’ll pick this blog circle back up in the fall with a new inspiration theme!

PS. All images were taken on Anna Maria Island, a glorious little hide-away located just south of Tampa, FL.


“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.” ~Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“The ocean is everything I want to be.  Beautiful, wild, mysterious and free.”  ~Unknown
“I just want to live happily ever after, every now and then.”  ~Jimmy Buffett
“I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.” ~Nnedi Okorafor
“It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad”  ~Jimmy Buffett
“To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” ~Jeanne Moreau


Now that you’ve finished reading my take on this month’s theme, click here to make your way to Elizabeth Willson’s blog to see her interpretation of the color Turquoise.  Once you’re done, continue around the circle to see how other artists’ have been inspired by this color!

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The Artists Inspired Blog Circle is made up of an exceptionally talented group of photographers from all walks of life, from all over the world. They are wives, mothers, friends, daughters and visual storytellers who draw from their own experiences to create art that is inspiring, unique, beautiful and thought-provoking.