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If You Think Pink Elephant…

Once I get something in my head, it turns up everywhere.  A color, for example.  The day after my launch of Cobalt Blue in L.A.  I was walking on the beach with my friend Randee Russell Bieler and three cobalt blue coconuts washed up in the shallow foamy edge of the surf. 

Now probably cobalt blue coconuts wash up on the Santa Monica beach every day and I'm simply not sensitized to notice them.


The next day Randee went for another beach walk and shot many more blue pictures including the blue circles which have a nice Stairway to Heaven look to them, or they're reminiscent of humans evolving out of the water and becoming land animals.


Anyway, if we're thinking about pink elephants, we're much more likely to notice them when they appear.  So I'm going to make a point of choosing  what image/color/idea I get hung up on next.

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  • July 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm Reply

    LOVE this!  Excuse my ignorance, but  is there a type of blue coconut or were these painted? Three!

    • July 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply

      Painted, Mamie and Kenju. Unless there’s a special tropical island somewhere that is full of surprises. Isle of the Blue Coconuts: my next short short.

  • July 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm Reply

    I have never heard of blue coconuts. Did someone paint them? 

  • Bob Braxton
    July 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm Reply

    blue bike in
    the circle
    learned to ride

    • July 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm Reply

      This makes a nice picture, Bob. Very William Carlos Williams.

  • July 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm Reply

    That's what they say about our brains – they'll do anything to make sure we're right :). Another important reminder to think positively! Or at least monitor what we dwell on.

    • July 8, 2013 at 6:25 am Reply

      Funny! And you’re probably onto something with that being right business.

  • July 8, 2013 at 7:32 am Reply

    Marvelous pix!  How fun! You look *adorable* in your beach hat!!

    • July 8, 2013 at 3:39 pm Reply

      Thanks, Beth. Borrowed hat. It belongs to my friend Randee who also shot the picture.

  • July 11, 2013 at 7:41 am Reply

    Synchronicity at work! Love it.

    • July 11, 2013 at 11:58 am Reply

      I’m also a great fan of synchronicity, Billie.

  • Anne Russell
    July 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply

    I've heard of blue nuts, Peggy, but never blue coconuts.

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