1/23/12

"What have you done for color today?"

"What have you done for color today?" Henri Matisse once asked Rosamond Bernier, author of the new memoir Some of My Lives.

Here's what I did:



It's not Matisse, but it's straight from the rain-kissed garden.

So what have you done for color today? Discuss!


(PS: I am loving Some of My Lives. It is a very engaging look at a remarkable woman who hobnobbed with everyone from Matisse to Leonard Bernstein.  Plus she had a boozer monkey! There's a great interview with nine-five year old Bernier on NPR.  You can find it here.)


13 comments:

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Trying to make a deadline for a RFQ (request for qualifications) drains me of color. It would have been nice to procrastinate the inevitable with Rosamond Bernier. Put the pink back in my cheeks

Petrea Burchard said...

What have I done for color? Hmm. I've taken pictures of it, but I don't know that that counts. That only replicates what others have done. I'll have to go out and do something and let you know.

Bec said...

Great photo! Umm . . . I consciously chose a colorful sweater rather than my usual brown or gray because today was just dismal.

Susan Campisi said...

I caught part of that NPR interview. Loved it. Color? Life was gray today, and unlike Bec, I wore a gray sweater.

But now I'm appreciating Louise's pink nose.

Joanne said...

I often wear scarves, so I added a gold swirled pattern scarf to my black sweater today. I like to bring in just a hint of color to fashion.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

CUTE little strawberry!

What I've done for color so far this morning? Uh...purple pajamas? I'm off now to add some color...

Desiree said...

I caught the interview earlier and thought, holy smoke, such a life!
I have a red robe on.

altadenahiker said...

Love the question, but have no answer. (Off to google her.)

Word in the Hand said...

I asked my students what colour today was- being overcast and rainy it was mostly grey but one, obvious optimist, said 'it's orange, Miss!'

Carrie Rosalind said...

I am so impressed with your strawberry-growing abilities! I can not keep a plant alive for the life of me, and my strawberries would definitely make it to the point where they turn red! ;)

Star said...

Made me think of Tom Lehrer's "Alma"...has to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH4J8CIBc7Q. (Hmmm...color...a crisp red apple at lunch.)

Daisy said...

I wasn't familiar with Rosamond before. Enjoyed the interview.

Very dull, gray and rainy here. I made cole slaw - green and red mixed, and added dried cranberries and raisins!

Daisy's Barbara

Lindsay N. Currie said...

It's so gray here, I definitely need some COLOR! Wait, maybe I could spell it differently and that might add the extra oomph I need? COLOUR. Feels better, yes.