Thursday, June 19, 2014

Searching for Roy G Biv - Indigo, update 1

Welcome to the latest installment in the search for Roy G Biv! We're up to I = indigo.

Indigo is a color that I've come to love in the past few years. For me, it evokes a deep stillness, a presence of mind and body at peace with the world and, more importantly, oneself. There's a truth, a grounding to this elusive color that intrigues as much as it soothes. There are stories there - ancient ones to be sure. But to hear them, we must be still...


ring toss at the carnival

detail of batik purchased in China, 2008

artful creases in knee of blue jeans 
seen at Kansas City airport in May

sidewalk tile, New York city

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple, violet
That's Grace holding the indigo really high - you can just see her eyes.
Ellie is one of the violets.

indigo skies between Kansas and Connecticut

indigo skies patchwork chair featured in Sundance catalog

my Being There journal
indigo fabrics from Shiborigirl Studios

If you've found indigo, let Julie or me know via a comment and we'll be happy to link to your post.


Update 1 - My apologies for just now updating. Today is the first full day of summer vacation for my little urchins. To celebrate, we went to see How to Train Your Dragon 2 and it was great! 

Back to indigo...if you're intrigued by indigo and want more, check these out:

Julie searched her archives for favorites
Fiona's indigo took flight
Maya has been having fun with Google doodles
Jill has summer time indigos
Mary Ann has compasses, sacred vessels and myths
Susan found indigo in public art and Pogo's bed
Yarngoddess begins her post with an indigo dye vat
Bridgette's indigo the very best way


If you'd like to join in the fun, July's color is violet.

July 17 - violet
August 21 - pink
September 18 - black
October 16 - white
November 20 - brown
December 18 - blogger's choice


  1. I love the first photo as I am in summer time mode. Indigo, a color I have decided I need to explore more. So glad I joined the challenge, it is opening up new "art pathways". Can't wait to see everyone's posts!

  2. Starting with a real pot of indigo dye from a recent workshop, I found a few things around the house that are indigo. But I'm looking at my Blue post and thinking, wow, those all look like indigo to me now. (sigh)

  3. Beautiful Indigo captures, Jennifer. I put up my finds, you are welcome to drop by any time!

  4. Beautiful choices of Indigo here! I have found a few and posted on my blog and hope to view what others have found. I've marked the dates for other colors and look forward to future Thursdays!

  5. Oh, that journal! beautiful. I posted just one photo of indigo

  6. Lovely indigos - especially the first brilliant splash of colour!

  7. Nice samples of Indigo! Love the NYC sidewalk!

  8. A brilliant display of indigos, my dear!


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