The wisdom of blue, the water element

Searching for blues

Blue wooden sculpture

I thought of doing a couple of days of researching, shooting,painting, blue things, details, objects, different tones, a sort of workshop on the color blue

I enjoyed going everywhere with my camera spotting blues along my day.

Blue is the color of the sea, the sky , the Madonna robe, the eyes of my grandson, and is associated with intuition, imagination , and inspiration.

Blue also represents depth , wisdom, stability, inner security.

In the chakra association, blue is the fifth , Vishuddha , positioned in the throat.

This is a color to seek when you need peace and tranquillity, promoting physical and mental relaxation.
Blue wisdom comes from its higher level of intelligence , a spiritual perspective.

The Greeks believe that blue ward off the evil eye.

The God Krishna has blue skin.

Aristocracy is blue – blooded in all European languages

Blue jeans are probably the most used clothing in the world

blue inspirational writing on wall


Ultramarine blue , this word has the taste of the ocean, suggesting the deeper blue of the Mediterranean sea; but for the Italian painters in the mediaeval time , this was the term that describes the most treasured paint. “Oltramarino” was the technical term for” beyond the sea”. And this particular “Oltramarino” was the pigment made from lapis lazuli stone , found at that time in a few mines in Afghanistan.

The Egyptians were the only ancient culture that had a way to produce a blue dye. Blue rarely appeared in nature, the early palette was made by earthy colours, reds, browns, ocre , black. Blue only appeared when the Egyptians started mining the lapis lazuli, was scarce and greatly prized, used only to adorn the tombs of pharaohs and the eyes of Cleopatra!

True out the centuries the pigment remained highly expensive even when the Christian Church started to commision to the most famous painters images of Mary the Queen of heaven wearing a blue coloured robe, the only pigment that was deemed worthy for her holy robe except for gold!

Blue colour came to symbolise truth, peace, virtue.


Blue manta ray in Bali

Sea Blue

I love the sea. In the last few years I realised that being in water , living by the sea , became essential for my well being, it is in the sea that I let go of baggage, bad mood or worries.
The sea is listening to me, when I swim my mind goes into a sort of meditation, I can feel the powerful cleansing effect of water.

P.S The following picture is what I found on a remote beach, a remote island, in just a 10 minute walk!
Is a reminder for everybody that plastic lasts forever! REUSE,RECYCLE, REDUCE!

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle , go around it. Water does.

Margareth Atwood, The penelopiad

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