Thursday, 9 September 2010

Rainbow Violet - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday Rainbow Summer School - Rainbow Violet

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Today is Thursday and time to link with Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday Rainbow Summer School. This week's colour is Rainbow VIOLET. I thought that I would begin this Rainbow VIOLET-post by doing something a little bit DIFFERENT.

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Source: Wikipedia

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The top picture is a still that I have taken off the screen of the character Violet Parr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parr, the Incredibles, from the movie, with the same name, about a family of superheros. Violet Parr is a shy teenage girl, who has the power to make herself invisable, similar to to the Invisible Woman, and to create force fields that can be used as shields.
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In this first scene, we see Violet as a shy high school girl who has a crush on a boy named Tony Ridinger. Violet makes her head invisible for Tony when he walks by her at school.
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When Tony has gone

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Violet allows herself to be visable again.

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Her mother, Helen Parr or 'Elastic-Girl'

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as she was called at the height of her super-heroine-career,

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picks Violet up in a typical 1960's car.

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Helen Parr has just received new super-costumes for the whole family

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from top-designer Edna Mole (who looks a lot like film-costume-designer Edith Head).

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Violet's new super-clothes can disappear and reappear at the same time that she does!

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This next scene is on the jet plane that Helen Parr has been allowed to borrow in order to find her husband who has fallen into the hands of the villian, Syndrone. The children, Violet and her younger brother, Dash, have stowed away on the aircraft and are discovered by their mother here:

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Many crazy and amazing things happen until the happy end when life returns to normal

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and through a series of adventures together with her parents and brother she becomes a stronger person

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and becomes brave enough to speak to Tony Ridinger.

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Now that I am finished telling Violet's story, I would like to show some violet-coloured objects. First: Elisabet's flip-flops/bathing slippers.

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And here are some violet-coloured beads from my collection:

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Here is my son Erik hugging a lavender-coloured stuffed toy elephant, called 'Heffaclump'.

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Lovisa, the cat, sends purrs and kind regards, but does not want to appear on a Rainbow Summer School post for a third time. Since this is the end of the rainbow, I thought that I would do a quick button & bead rainbow review:


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Thanks for visiting!

Best wishes,

First Commenter:
Kelly of Design Ties

To visit other posts about the colour violet, please go to Mrs. Jenny Matlock's site Off My Tangent for 'Alphabe-Thursday's Rainbow Summer School' - Rainbow VIOLET.

Jenny Matlock

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DesignTies said...

Fun post :-) I enjoyed reading the evolution of Violet Parr :-) Although you'd think someone with super powers would be totally brave and confident!!

Love Heffaclump the lavender elephant :-) He looks very snuggleable :-)


Splendid Little Stars said...

creative! Erik looks sweet hugging his lavender stuffed toy. love the color arrangements of the beads.

Sue said...

I love the summarizing rainbow of beads at the end!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

What fun! The comic was perfect for this post.

Jo said...

wonderful post Anna ... i loved the rainbow of beads at the end!

Ann said...

What a fun post. I'm not familiar with Violet Parr so it was nice to get to know a little about her. :)
Love Elisabets flip flops, very cute

RNSANE said...

Anna - I think that's the first time I've seen your son. He's so cute. I've seen your daughter before and, of course, she's lovely. Your post was very nice - though I've gone beyond this story...with my adult sons. Maybe I will, someday, have a grandchild.

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signed...bkm said...

Lovely violet post - beads and more...blessings...bkm

Anna said...

Dear Kelly,
I've already left a comment on your post with all of those beautiful purple interiors.
To respond to your comment about Violet Parr's lack of confidence, according to the storyline of the film, 'supers'/super-heros were forbidden to actively preform 'super-acts' because of a law suit involving Violet's father, Mr. Incredibile. A man who was trying to commit suicide sued Mr. Incredible for saving his life, which caused a wave of lawsuits against super-heros all over the United States. This meant that all super-heros were given protection by the US government, if in return they promised to not do any more super acts or rescues.
So Violet's family are trying to live a 'normal' suburban life and hide the fact that they all can do amazing things that no one else can do. So Violet feels the tension at home of her parents not being able to do what they do best. Instead of being proud of her abilities, Violet is almost ashamed of them.
To read more about the film click on the name 'Incredibles'.

@Splendid Little Stars
For some technical reason I have trouble leaving a comment on your post.
Thank you for your kind words. Erik and Elisabet are the loves of my life!

Dear Sue,
I'm glad you like my extra rainbow review. I had planned to do this all along, before I decided to post something about Violet Parr, which was an idea I have had for several days, but time has not permitted me to take the pictures off the screen and resize them.

I do this because I really don't know how to do video clips. And I like stills better. I am often frustrated when bloggers want to show a video clip. Some work, some do not. I decided to just take some pertinent stills and hope that those who get interested, consider borrowing, renting or buying this film to see it for themselves.

You don't have to be a child to see this film. An an adult, I found it very funny and entertaining. There are many nostalgic nods to the 1950's and 60's. But not just that. It is a well-made film. For being 'just a cartoon' it is very rich and deep.

I am going to have to take a break here folks.

Anonymous said...

super cute take.
thanks for sharing!

Lourie said...

Oh how could I forget Violet!? We love that movie.

Kat said...

Love that movie! It was really well made, didn't feel "cartoonish" at all. And I love your bead and button rainbow review! Kat

Jenny said...

Anna! I love that movie. How clever of you! She was a neat character! And those flip flops are amazing. Did you make those?

My favorite, favorite part of your post today was the rainbow of beads. That was absolutely gorgeous.

And so is this cobalt blue necklace sitting on my desk awaiting my friends neck. This is really spectacular Anna. Can I put a testimonial up somewhere for you.

Your jewelry is sensational.

I really enjoyed this Rainbow Summer School post today!

You are a gem!



Well, that was quite entertaining. I also enjoyed the photos!

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