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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Arabesque



Have you been to www.colorstrology.com? I just went there the other day based on Lesley's recommendation.

My birthday is August 22, and the color for that day is "arabesque": Pantone 16-1441.

How I describe this color: warm, inviting, calm, spiritual. I like that the word "arabesque" comes from the French for "Arabian."

I'd say they got it right for me. Here are some of my favorite possessions, that happen to be "arabesque." I've been looking for the name of this color for a while. Thanks, colorstrology!

Note that these photos also show another definition of "arabesque": ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate, and geometric figures.

The winter scarf I wear most:





My favorite book, The Soul of Rumi; the cover color became my soul color the more I read Rumi's poems translated by Coleman Barks:





The spring/fall scarf my friend Inge gave me (partly because we love the Rumi book and its color!):




What's your color?

17 comments:

chris said...

i'm right next door, Aug 21 ...

spicy orange :: Pantone 18-1445

Ruth said...

Cool, Chris!

Amy said...

I'm Dusk!!! But you knew that already, didn't you? ;-)

Inge said...

This is beautiful,, Ruth! I love the double meaning of "arabesque." Interesting how in synch you've been all along with that color!

rachel said...

I am raw sienna- derived from Siena, Italy. It reminds me of the color of raw earth. Yummy.

Ginnie said...

And I'm Bright Chartreuse: creative, loving, capable. Wow! How cool is that! What a neat site, Ruth, and once again, I love how you've brought everything together.

lesleyanne said...

this makes me so happy!
i'm so glad you have already connected with your color, that's absolutely amazing.
i myself haven't quite connected with my color, aster purple. but maybe now is the time to start.
and i love that everyone is finding their own colorstrology! how exciting.

lesleyanne said...

oh and by the way.....[[completely off subject...kind of]] did you know a new 'What the Bleeep' movie is coming out!? it's called, 'What the Bleep:Down the Rabbit Hole'!
i got some random postcard in the mail about it...i have no idea how.
yay!

Ruth said...

Yes, Amy, I did. :)
Thanks, Inge!
Rachel: I always loved the burnt sienna crayon; how does it differ from raw sienna?
Boots: bright chartreuse!! Oh yeah!
Les: Yay for colorstrology and yay for a new Bleep movie!!

rachel said...

They use raw sienna to make the burnt by removing the water from it. The raw sienna kind of resembles the background of your website- just an earthy color. I looked up raw sienna on wikipedia and it had a photo of raw sienna. I agree, burnt sienna is one of my favorite colors to paint with. Thanks Lesley!

Donica said...

I'm IRIS :: PANTONE® 14-3805
INTERESTING, PRIVATE, PROVOCATIVE

Ruth said...

Rachel: wow, that's very interesting.

Donica: That iris is nice, and I agree with the three descriptive words about you!! However, color-wise, I still see you as royal blue. :)

Clo said...

I'm not far from you, Aug 30, and jaffa orange, a color I never wear but I've always loved.
And analytical, responsible, sensitive, I'll take that.

And happy to meet you, I'm another little sister's blogger. :O)

Ruth said...

welcome, Clo! Thanks for stopping by and responding. Mmm, jaffa orange. What a great name and color!

donica said...

Ruth-thanks for the agreement on the descriptors. I also think they fit me quite well. And, ever since you told me of your royal blue view of me, i have noticed a strong connection with that color. Maybe IRIS is related to ROYAL BLUE in some way.....

Ruth said...

I agree there might be a connection. In fact when your comment said "iris blue" I was excited and had to go look at colorstrology to see if it was close to royal blue! There are SOME irises that lighter shade, but when I think of iris blue, I think of something very close to royal blue, with a tint of purple.

dutchbaby said...

My color is Delft! Can you believe it? It's supposed to be spiritual, creative, and inspiring. What was I doing in the software industry for close to 30 years? Thank you, Ruth, this was fun!