Honestly, this one was tricky. Offhand I'd no idea how to approach the subject, which is why I delayed joining the chain this time. Because I wasn't sure about taking part? Well, a little bit. Mostly, though, it was a matter of strategy. Allowed me to take a gander at how others went after the same theme. Heh heh.
But here is my answer. My writing is teal.
Precisely why is more of a puzzle. I'm not completely sure. That might indeed be a major reason for choosing this one. Say the word "teal" and in truth all kinds of shades come to mind. Yes, it is pretty clearly a blue-green or green-blue but like one of the primary colors it lends itself to dark versions, pale varieties, vivid teals, plain teals, etc. It sounds like it should be the color of the sea (and to be honest--the few months I've spent in my life away from the sea left me feeling out-of-tune in some way) but isn't quite. There are gemstones that come in teal, but no one specific such. In my imagination teal is associated with the orient for some reason, with artwork from that area of the world. Odd, since while I'm not ignorant of Asia it is hardly an area of study. As such.
Mind you, teal is considered (or can be) a shade of blue and that is my name! But methinks it is more telling that teal has enormous variety despite its relative simplicity as a color. Like my own world view, it is baroque rather than rococo. It can be, often is, an accent to darker colors like black. It reminds me of the earth, of rocks and stones. Often mottled, it has the complexity of a cloud or better yet a wall of mist against a landscape. Yet it can just as easily be a solid band of color, something simultaneously bright yet muted.
Whether any of this actually describes or harkens to my writing is for others to say. I can only not this what my writing seems to me. Or what I strive to make it.
The super summery participants of the August Coloring Blog Chain are:
Aheïla: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com and direct link to her post
Ralph_Pines: http://ralfast.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post
AuburnAssassin: http://clairegillian.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post
semmie: http://semmie.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post
Anarchicq: http://anarchicq.com/ and direct link to her post
CScottMorris: http://www.cscottmorrisbooks.com/ and direct link to his post
DavidZahir: http://zahirblue.blogspot.com/ <<YOU ARE HERENEXT >> aimeelaine: http://www.aimeelaine.com/writing/blog