Friday, August 27, 2010

The Blue Hour and Laura's Farm Garden... A Couple of Favorites


Christine at the Vista Woman blog passed on the neatest information earlier this week!  The Blue Hour is a set amount of time early in the morning, as show here, and late in the afternoon where, when photographed, the sky is an incredible blue (looked dark when I took the photo!).  There is even a website, bluehoursite, about this that will tell you when your blue hour is! 


This one was taken later... see how the blue is beginning to fade.  These are straight out of the camera.  How cool is that??? 


And, then there is this... {sigh}... I have admired this piece ever since Laura started to work on it. Now, it lives here with us... man, we have had a great couple of weeks on art that stirs our hearts!  It is Laura's interpretation of Farm Garden by Gustav Klimt.  He is one of my favorite artists and Laura's creative rug hooking elevates a craft to an art form.  Now, to get it hung!!


Check out her blog:  Beehive Rug Hooking

I'm linking these to Sandi's Friday Favorites... because they are my favorites this week!!  =)

26 comments:

Vickie said...

What a gorgeous Rug! I love Klimt, too!

And what a gorgeous moon we've been having lately - did you see it last night as it was coming up? We were at the farm and we could see it on the horizon in the East. It looked like a big pumpkin - made me think of fall!

Have a wonderful weekend, and show your rug when you get it hung!

Susan said...

That rug is beautiful. Thank you for all the information about the moon. Interesting and beautiful.

Darlene said...

I have never heard of the blue hour but it is GORGEOUS!!! How neat! The rug is just beautiful....I'm sure you will hang it in the perfect spot!♥

From the Kitchen said...

Oh, be still my heart! That rug is breathtaking. Rug? No, not rug--ART!! I'm going right over to Beehive Rug Hooking.

You lived in Charleston? Another connection for us. Where did you live? We were in Sandhurst on the Ashley River--just off Orange Grove Road. The boys went to school downtown. Those were good years--hot, humid and buggy but good.

Best,
Bonnie

Jeanette said...

Beautiful and I learned so much.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Absolutely friday favorites!
The colors in that rug are just amazing. That is art for sure.

~have a fabulous weekend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, great blue hour shots and what a rug. You have to show it to us hung.

Jill said...

That sky is AMAZING! I just love it. And the rug...what a work of art...and a conversation piece to say the very least.
Enjoy!

nanny said...

I can't wait to read about bluehour....thanks....

now that rug...oh it is just unreal...I know it is much prettier in person and I just can't imagine looking at it...amazing!!!

tara said...

Beautiful X 2!

Great inspiration.

Hugs,
Tara

tara said...

forgot to tell you...I LOVE THE HAIRCUT! 2 CUTE!

Amanda said...

I will be checking out the blue hour and seeing what kind of photo I can get. Is it better to try and get it where there are no street lights? I'm going to have to do some location scouting.

That rug is a masterpiece - just like the painting it was designed after. I can't wait to see it in person and get a real feel for those colors. It looks like happiness. Love it!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amanda... the bluehoursite has all the info on the lights. I just ran out early one morning and shot that one focusing on the moon. I can tell location scouting could lend some really exciting results! Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

podso said...

I'll have to check out the blue hour with my camera. And the rug is beautiful.

Chatty Crone said...

I looked up that site too - I just need to go back to it and check it out - I saved it. Thanks. sandie

Martha said...

I've never taken a picture of the blue hour -- I will hae to find out when ours is and rectify that!

What a lovely rug -- it is truly a work of art!

Mary said...

I really enjoyed my visit here. The rug is gorgeous and the blue hour photos are stunners. I'll be back more often to enjoy your photographs. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Diana said...

Enjoyed your great post!! Blessings today to you.

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

I'll have to check out the blue hour info. Very cool. That rug is gorgeous. It is an art form! What talent!

Julie Harward said...

I love that time of the day too....And this hook rug is so very beautiful, I love the colors and the fact that someone made it by hand...awesome! :D

Blue Creek Home said...

I can't wait to check out my blue hour. Who knew???

The hooked rug is absolutely beautiful - going over to check out her site.

Rhonda

Together We Save said...

Wow - that rug is amazing!!

California Girl said...

You've passed along some pretty cool bloggers.

Love the first blue photograph you took.

That rug is amazing. I wasn't sure what it was in the photo (my eyes are terrible w/o my glasses) and thought it might be crewel embroidery. But a hooked rug styled after Klimt...wow!

Betsy said...

I saw the blue hour over at Christine's and had never even heard of it before...so wonderful!

Wow..that rug is amazing! What a work of art...I bet it did take hours and hours...it's gorgeous!

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful rug..but OH MY GOODNESS (an octive higher) I need to learn more about this incredible Blue Hour! I sometimes get so sidetracked with creating till I miss out on some of the best things. And Yes, after all these years my sweet friend, I'm still learning. This Blue Hour thing is totally new for me and I truly thank you for bringing something so wonderful to my door. And who says we have to live in the same neighbor to bring gifts over? Have a glorious day because you've sure made mine!

Hugs of Southern Sunshine, Terri

Nancy's Notes said...

What wonderful photographs, the Blue Hour is fantastic! Oh my, that is such a gorgeous rug, the colors are just awesome!

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