I have been wondering how to pick my favorite color – rich Italian red or Soft pastels – or royal purple, bright yellow of spring flowers – peach and mauve of a late sunset or the reflective gold of a sunrise. All color, if in the right texture, can be my favorite. I think I actually see in color more than in shape or size. So to pick one color, I looked in my closet and through my drawers – they are dominated by Turquoises and purples of all shades – so if I have to pick, I will call my favorite color Turquoise. Turquoise comes in so many variations. If we were talking about the stones, the variations run from the deep clear blue of Indian stones to the nearly green turquoise from the American Southwest. Now to tie these colors to Houston, Texas which is My Town this week.
A couple days ago I wrote about visiting downtown Houston and the beautiful lines and colors I found there. The blue sky reflecting in the glass of a new building was almost the shade of the Indian turquoise. But what really caught my attention was the Margo Sawyer sculptures in red /orange and in turquoise / blues. Just to prove that this is the color that draws my eye – I took photos of the red but walked around, and around again looking at all the hidden corners and doors of the turquoise one. The door into the stairwell is just the right color and down at the bottom – another turquoise door.
As I drove around running my little errands, I notice many uses of the color turquoise dotted across the city; the awnings for the Mexican food restaurants is common. Downtown – down the street from the convention center the new Minute Maid stadium uses turquoise liberally as its accents.
Inside the convention center the HUGE supports have lighting that creates a rainbow of colors – including hews of turquoise.
and for today – the interior, second floor of the convention center Hilton the same colors of the stadium is used to create soft and comfortable space to relax with business associates or friends before retiring to your room.