Thursday, July 18, 2013

Searching for Roy G Biv Challenge II: Indigo Update 3

Is this Indigo? Well maybe not exactly, but I couldn't resist a photo of these inky blue-black berries!

This month's search was a bit tricky for me. What is INDIGO? Is it a fluorescent violet color? Is it a deep almost black-blue or a soft worn blue like Indigo dye? Very perplexing! Just as we did for Roy I, Jennifer and I have left the color INDIGO up to your interpretation.

Blueberries...are they Indigo? I don't know but the ones from the farmer's market were certainly delicious!

My search had me heading to the local farmer's market last Saturday. It was about a 30 minute walk from my home and when I got there the produce did not disappoint. I'm realizing that I may have a thing for photographing fresh produce!

Is this Indigo? A luminescent Morning Glory.

Hope you will join in with your interpretation of this ever elusive color. To play along, post up to five (we are very lenient about this!) photos on your blog (or website or Flickr page) and post a comment here to let me know you are joining our blog hop game. I will link to your posting. If you do not have any of the above and would still like to play, email me some photos and I will post them here. The game continues until 12 midnight (Eastern USA time) Saturday, July 20. I'll continue to post updates as new entries come in.

Indigo fabrics from my stash.

As mentioned in my previous post, the Challenge fabric this month is actually a trio of fabrics. Play along and you will be eligible to win when I put the names in my husband's baseball cap on Sunday morning.

Hop on over to my cohort Jennifer's blog to view her beachy INDIGOS.

Charlton Stitcher has a lovely array of INDIGOS some from as far away as Thailand and some as close as her sewing basket.

Kim Henkel at Letting in the Light created a pair of INDIGO earrings for the occasion. Her wooden giraffe makes a handsome model!

Fiona at Paper Ponderings explores the concept of process in her weekly Thursday Thoughts along with a meticulously stitched piece of INDIGO Sashiko.

Cindi at The Organic Manic brings us beautiful Alaskan INDIGOS.

Lisa at arzigogolare has some amazing musical INDIGOS and a bit of history about the color...hmm  maybe we should be searching for Roy G Buv?!

Christine Mauersberger has the INDIGO vat going and some gorgeous scarves! 

A late entry by Maya at Million Little Stitches. Glorious INDIGO skies from way up high.


  1. Lovely - invitingly appetising and that Morning Glory is a joy to the eye.

    1. Now I'm wishing I'd purchased the blackberries in addition to the blueberries! That photo of the Morning Glory has a special place in my heart as I took it near the time of my friend, Martha's death. I used a close cropping of the photo for my blog entry "Mourning Glory".

  2. That's a touching note about the "Mourning Glory", Julie. They are such vibrant colors in the light.

    We are waiting impatiently to pick berries here, but they have not sweetened up yet. So tempting.

    I've added my indigo finds to a post now, and linked back to you and Jennifer.

    1. Thanks, Cindi- Indigo seems to be an Alaskan color! Love how you discovered it everywhere. Looking forward to your finished painting.

  3. I think its the blueberries that are most indigo tome - I keep saying I don't really know what it looks like, I just have a sense of it...but looking at all the indigos around I am getting a better notion of it for sure!

    1. Blueberries were my first thought on the color Indigo. Then I saw some of the posts from other participants...Lupine, irises, photos of skies at dusk. I guess it's all in the interpretation...dye color or true spectrum color?

  4. Once again I'm too late but I'm loving looking at all the indigos. It really is a difficult colour to pin down. Next month I'll try to get my timing right.

    1. It is definitely an elusive color! Hope you do join us next time, Carol...looking forward to your violets.