Hey there! My first post of 2021! Not to mention my first post since I think August of last year. Wow…!

I hope that everyone had a good holiday season (I didn’t), despite the crummy year that we had in 2020. Let’s hope that this year will be better.

I won’t bore you with a lot of reasons as to why I’ve been gone for so long (it’s not that important, and not very interesting) so let’s just pick up where we left off, shall we?

The first SIA of the year was chosen by Terri, over on http://meadowtreestyle.com, our new SIA host when our friend, Kim stepped down (I have been away for a long time!) She chose a classic and iconic piece by Johannes Vermeer called Girl With The Golden Earring. I just love the serene look of the girl’s face in the painting. The colors are quite muted, giving the entire painting a sort of melancholic calm feel, without making it look too depressing. My kind of painting for sure.

And as this is an SIA post, naturally my photos will follow.

As always, I went with color matching, and I think that I managed to get it just right, between the blue and tan-like colors found in the painting. Not a bad start for my return to SIA and first post of the year. I hope that I can keep it up for future challenges. Life has a way of messing up one’s routine at times so we’ll see how I do. 😉

Be sure to check back on Terri’s blog this coming Wednesday to see how everyone else interpreted this painting, as well as give a little support for our new host!

P.S. Please forgive me if some of my posts from here on out are not on par with my previous ones. Since I’ve been away from the blogging world, WordPress has since changed their format, forcing me to “relearn” everything that I was STILL learning before the change! Geeze, WordPress… 😛

7 thoughts on “SIA Post: “Girl With A Pearl Earring”

  1. Daenel, thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot to me. 🙂 It is good to be back and I am so lucky and thankful to have wonderful friends like you who continue to support me on my blog, even when I tend to stray a little bit from time to time. Thank you so much again!
    I am hoping that 2021 is a better year for us all.


  2. Hey Shelbee! It’s nice to meet you! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Thank you for the warm and welcoming comment! It’s wonderful meeting new people, via our blogs, and it’s reminding me why I’ve come to love it. 🙂
    And thank you for the compliment! I usually try to aim for color match ups for these challenges as my wardrobe is pretty basic.

    Well Shelbee, it was wonderful meeting you. I hope that you will stop by again. I’ll be posting more regularly these days so I look forward to your return!


  3. Thanks, Kezzie!! I was really happy to do so. I wanted to in order to formally introduce myself to Terri, our new SIA host, but I also really missed you all. I’ve been a sort of “Internet Hermit” these past few months (personal family troubles and such).
    But now I feel like getting back into it (blogging I mean) and will do my best to post more regularly. I really appreciate your support!
    Haha, thanks. Yeah, WordPress totally altered their site over the past few months, so it took me a while to learn the basics as I was typing out my post. I’m sure that I’ll be okay once I learn it, but wow, that was a shock to see!


  4. Oh wow, I really like the way you pulled the main colors of the painting into your outfit! They work so perfectly together. And I really like this shade of blue on you! This is my first time visiting your blog and only my second time participating with SIA! It is such a fun challenge and I do love to meet new people!


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  5. YAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Mike! You joined in! I am so glad. I agree your colours and the balance of them is spot on! Don’t worry about your posts not being ‘on par’ – I disagree and I wouldn’t care anyway, even if there was a difference! Nice to hear from you!

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