What I have in common with Scheherazade – Magenta Oh,Magenta

As I have been collaging my way through Joy, basking in the most wonderful colors and hues, I found  myself hopelessly lost in Magentaland.

As I sunk deeper and deeper I realized that the wonderful color magenta always brought the music of Scheherazade to mind.  Odd connection?????

This will explain all.  Somewhere in my youth or childhood I had an imaginative art teacher.  Today they are faceless and nameless.  No idea who or when.  They project they gave us was to listen to classical music and then draw whatever we wanted to.  The magic of the moment for me was the new box of 64 crayons…..all those colors just waiting for me!!!   Somehow I discovered Magenta that day….I was enchanted with its beauty and determination to not be ordinary. This was no red, blue or yellow…this was  a REAL COLOR!!!  And then this faceless instructor put on the music of Scheherazade…… between the lovely music and the glorious color I was lost forever in Magentaland.

I had heard the music before because my parents had the LP in their collection. The album deeply impressed me with its exotic Magenta theme….. It was wonderful to find this image of that old favorite…..

recent research into the deep meaning of Magenta in my  life I discovered that many people must have had the idea that magenta was Scheherazade’s favorite color:

4 thoughts on “What I have in common with Scheherazade – Magenta Oh,Magenta

  1. Beautiful, Helen. The photos of the work come through really well. Lovely textures.
    Thanks!

  2. Beautiful, Helen. The photos of the work come through really well. Lovely textures.
    Thanks!

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