Friday, April 08, 2016

Blogging A to Z Challenge - G is for Garnet

Welcome back to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2016!  This will be interesting and fun trying to interpret healing crystals and gemstones from Amethyst to Zircon with watercolors and create a neat sketchbook.

G is for Garnet

Garnets encourage joy and hope.  Its fiery color stimulates the imagination and fights fatigue.  Aries and Scorpio are particularly attuned to garnet.  Indian mythology called it the  "Kundalini Fire" -strengthening the heart,  enlightening the soul and giving wisdom.  The mineral's sparkle and color is revealed only when it is cut.

Painted with Winsor Newton's Brown Madder, one of my new favorite colors.  Didn't it make a gorgeous garnet color when combined with Permanent Rose and dropped in Alizarin?  The uncut mineral was created with Burnt Sienna and Cerulean.  Shout out to Joanie H. for the suggestion last week! xo


Stephanie said...

Good luck on the rest of the challenge! We're doing “I’ve Got The Music In Me” this year on The Road We’ve Shared. – looking at how important music is in the Down syndrome community. I hope you’ll stop by and see/hear!

Peggy said...

Will do! Thanks for stopping by! : )