Much A-Blue About Something

Hello and welcome to a very special Artist’s corner. As you will know if you read last week’s powerful and moving piece, I am no longer a contributor to this feature due to having been usurped by my two-year-old daughter. Although our collaborations over the last few weeks have achieved great acclaim, it has been obvious, for some time, that she is the true talent in our partnership and so I have taken the difficult decision to yield the stage to her.

Unfortunately, being a toddler, she is unable to share any real insight about her motivation for the following piece, but she can say her colours. And this one does contain a lot of blue. Although there are hints of some other colours. Which may be important.

I’ll leave it to the more erudite critics to assess the complex message behind the work in the comments section but for now just enjoy the beauty of ‘Mostly Blue’:

  47 comments for “Much A-Blue About Something

  1. ~M
    August 20, 2020 at 6:04 am

    Maybe that’s her in a red dress, sitting on a small patch of green grass, underneath the bluest of skies. 😉

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    • August 20, 2020 at 7:59 am

      A lovely interpretation although the ‘sitting’ part of that renders it unlikely to be a self portrait because she hasn’t really mastered the art of sitting still yet…

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    • August 20, 2020 at 11:30 pm

      She has captured the deepest oceans and the loftiest skies – I am moved to tears.

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      • August 21, 2020 at 9:59 am

        She often moves me to tears too

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  2. August 20, 2020 at 6:41 am

    What passion! What genius! What blue lines!

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    • August 20, 2020 at 7:59 am

      I knew you’d appreciate this one

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  3. August 20, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Hmmmm… echoes of a Conservative Party logo…. I should nip that in the bud straight away. Mind you, she’s a two year old with talent and intelligence, so it’s a safe bet she’s just being playfully ironic as she’s already too well equipped to be thinking of joining them.

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    • August 21, 2020 at 9:45 am

      At the moment I think she’d be quite a good fit, because she has the world views of a 2-year old. But we’re hoping that in time she will grow out of that. Alas, much of the current government never quite managed to get past this developmental stage. I bet they do some lovely drawings though.

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  4. August 20, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Don’t take on so, become her manager/Art director. Plus, if a blue period was good enough for Picasso, its good enough for pre-school Proclaims.

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    • August 20, 2020 at 8:04 am

      It is certainly my plan to exploit her talents for my own benefit – as all good parents would

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      • August 28, 2020 at 1:51 pm

        well said.
        i do like the picture and the red section adds drama. A talent in the making. I hope she makes you rich.

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      • August 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm

        That is certainly my hope

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  5. August 20, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Such a cute drawing 💙

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    • August 21, 2020 at 9:45 am

      On behalf of my daughter, I thank you 🙂

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  6. August 20, 2020 at 9:39 am

    There is such freedom in this work! One instinctively feels the artist’s jubilation in her release from the shackles of collaboration, collaboration which was clearly holding her back from achieving her full potential. I am almost fearful of discovering where this journey will now take her, yet it is a fear founded, perhaps, on no more than society’s traditional fear of any individual breaking the chains of convention and journeying to the Utopian destination that is the birthright of every brave soul. A fear that thrills! This critic, certainly, can hardly wait for more!

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    • August 20, 2020 at 10:34 am

      She certainly does like to break the chains of convention

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  7. August 20, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I think Little Proclaims is suggesting that Numpty Trumpty is the right age for a blue rinse, with some nice red and green hair clips for decoration.

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    • August 20, 2020 at 11:54 am

      It would be an interesting direction for him to go in

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      • August 20, 2020 at 11:57 am

        And if I remember correctly from that course I took on Colour Theory at uni, blue and orange are complementary colours, so I think it would work…

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      • August 20, 2020 at 11:58 am

        Let’s make hair great again

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      • August 20, 2020 at 11:59 am

        As long as the water pressure in his shower is strong enough…

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  8. August 20, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    It’s clear from the artist’s use of melancholy blue shades she is bereft at the dissolution of the partnership with the author. The slashing brush strokes silently scream her pain.

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  9. August 20, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    The true artist does not require words to convey the true depths of her feelings and emotions. I am struck this piece of art and how, even at a young age, Ms. Proclaims is able to convey the depth of uncertainty which faces the future of human existence. I am reminded of the old rhyme:

    Red at night
    Sailors delight
    Red sky at morning
    Sailors take warning

    As we observe this picture we see, for the most part, a sea of blue. On the lower lefthand corner, the last thing which our eye rests upon, we see a glimmer of red begin to creep into the picture. Let this be a warning as we sail towards the dawn.

    The artist has spoken, and the dawn is red.

    Sailors, take warning.

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    • August 21, 2020 at 9:47 am

      She does enjoy jumping in puddles. Perhaps that’s where the nautical link was established

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  10. August 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Obviously she is in her blue period. Yet she shows dynamic boldness with the sudden shock of red implying a desire for more, but she also hides the green lines showing a sensitivity above and beyond existential line one of menial sight. Or else it could just be scribbles

    Stay well and Laugh when you can

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    • August 21, 2020 at 9:48 am

      Two interesting interpretations. One of them may be quite accurate but it’s not for me to say

      Liked by 1 person

  11. August 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    The competition between y’all gets ever closer.

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    • August 21, 2020 at 9:48 am

      I think the competition is over and I think I lost

      Liked by 1 person

  12. August 20, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    It’s all been said, and Rivergirl got in before me with melancholy. Actually I was going with melancholia but now I shall just stand in the corner and stamp my feet!

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    • August 21, 2020 at 9:49 am

      To be fair, the artist has been known to stand in the corner and stamp her feet too

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  13. August 20, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    I’m surprised that no one has mentioned the house – and what about the man standing by the chimney on the roof? Yes, the house is blue, and yes, the shirt is red – but what do you think the house, and more importantly, the man standing on the roof says about Little’s mindset at this point?I’m always surprised when people dismiss the dominant elements in a piece of art. They are the most important aspects of a piece. 😊

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    • August 21, 2020 at 9:51 am

      I was surprised that everyone else missed those elements. I wouldn’t want to guess Little Proclaims mindset but she did vomit on me last night.

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      • August 21, 2020 at 12:48 pm

        As long as her head doesn’t do a 360, it will pass. I hope she’s feeling better today.

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      • August 21, 2020 at 1:03 pm

        She is, it was just overconsumption of dairy products

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      • August 21, 2020 at 1:05 pm

        Glad to hear she’s better.

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      • August 28, 2020 at 1:55 pm

        that’s sick!

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      • August 28, 2020 at 9:01 pm

        I’m very familiar with it

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  14. August 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Great blog

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  15. August 23, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Mostly Blue – perhaps she understands the true depths of 2020 more than most of us.

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    • August 23, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      She is wise beyond her years

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  16. August 31, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    I’ll skip the interpretation and just say that she’s brilliant.

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