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Colours by Donovan - Three for Thursday



A couple of days ago, while I was picking up some veggies and fruit from our local Whole Foods, I keyed in on a song that was playing in the background - a song I loved waaaaay back when.  When I got home, I looked it up on YouTube, played the video and then let the mix of music from the mid-60’s to early 70’s continue playing. Brought back to many happy, and some sad, memories.  One of the songs that played was Donovan Leitch’s “Colours,” a song I adored then and still adore now. I get lost in the peaceful lyrics, the lovely simplicity of the folk guitar accompaniment and Donovan's hauntingly beautiful voice.  The song was released in 1965 and, 54 years later, is still a classic. I have played it over and over since “rediscovering” it. The lyrics are shared near the end of the post.


Here’s a link to the YouTube video (version without harmonica): 

Donovan’s “Colours” 1965  


And here’s an incredible live version of the song with Pete Seeger sitting in on banjo: 

Donovan "Colours" 1966


Because of this rediscovery, I decided that this week’s “Three for Thursday” would feature the three colors Donovan mentioned: yellow (his true love’s hair); blue (the sky); and, green (the sparklin’ corn).  Three items from each handmade artist was chosen - one item from each that primarily showcases an individual color. The three handmade artists highlighted are: Mary of PrettyGonzo; Roxanne of watercolorsNmore; and me, Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.  I hope you enjoy the song AND the beauties shared.




Yellow Shell Owl Earrings with Blue Opal Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Tropical Loquats / Japanese Plums Watercolor Print Note Card Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore



Brass Om / Aum Yoga Necklace w/ Yellow Aragonite Gemstones Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




Blue and White Recycled Tin Boho Chic Earrings Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 




Great Blue Heron Note Card from a Watercolor Print Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Sky Blue and Silver Lampwork Dangle Earrings Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




Truth Statement Pendant Boho Necklace with Leather and Tribal Style Beads Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




"Shadow Dancers II" 15 x 22 Inch Original Watercolor Painting Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Green and Copper Tree of Life Earrings with Japanese Miracle Beads Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



Here are the lyrics to "Colours:"


Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair

In the mornin' when we rise

In the mornin' when we rise

That's the time, that's the time

I love the best


Blue's the colour of the sky

In the mornin' when we rise

In the mornin' when we rise

That's the time, that's the time

I love the best


Green's the colour of the sparklin' corn

In the mornin' when we rise

In the mornin' when we rise

That's the time, that's the time

I love the best


Mellow is the feeling that I get

When I see her, mm hmm

When I see her, uh huh

That's the time, that's the time

I love the best


Freedom is a word I rarely use

Without thinkin', mm hmm

Without thinkin', mm hmm

Of the time, of the time

When I've been loved



I hope you enjoyed each and every one of these unique handmade creations - and also Donovan's "Colours!"  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a blog comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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How FUN is this post.
Thanks for including my listings AND the nostalgic walk down memory lane.

Promoting each.

Ooooo! What a beautiful surprise!

Wow, this promo collection is such a nice surprise! Thanks for including my owl earrings, blue floral tin earrings, and truth leather necklace! Such a great idea to use Donovan's "Colours" for the theme. I love that song too, and have always thought how the last verse makes the entire song so much more powerful.

Will be promoting the blog and everything in it at Pinterest and Twitter. Thanks again! Treats from Sir Gonze to Sir Moosie! (We are still looking forward to the photo!) xoxo :)

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Anonymous (above) is me. :)

Beautiful Collection!

Love all these gorgeous items you featured! Shared!

Three fir Thursday

So glad I didn’t miss this Thursday Blog (although it is Friday)... I too was and am a Donovan fan. The simplicity and beauty of his songs are captured in the wonderful choices featured in your Blog.
Who could love a title “A Gift from a Garden to a Friend”!

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