Sunday, May 29, 2011

One Week to Go . . .

Aqua, Tiffany blue, Robin's Egg blue
(My favorite colors)

As our countdown to The Summer of Color concludes, I wanted to share with you a bit about the feelings and emotions associated with color . . .

What color inspires you the most? Are you passionate and daring? Introspective and conservative? A little of each? The following list of colors and their meanings may also describe a little about us and our personalities . . . What does your favorite color say about you?

White
Peaceful, virtuous, tranquil, serene, seeker of enlightenment.
Blue
Motivated, dynamic, refined, youthful, introspective, conservative and patient.
Purple
Spiritual, passionate, regal, unconventional, observant, tolerant and witty.
Green
Relaxed, compassionate, prestigious, efficient, seeker of new life and growth.
Red
Powerful, passionate, persistent, determined and strong.
Pink
Upbeat, healthy, friendly, compassionate and calm.
Orange
Happy, courageous, enthusiastic, bold, adventurous, warm and welcoming.
Yellow
Anxious, alert, optimistic, confident, expressive and intelligent.
Brown
Reliable, relaxed, approachable, stable and earthy.
Black
Dignified, elegant, authoritative, impressive and mysterious.

Thanks to Google and websites such as Care2.com and AskAndyAboutClothes.com for the information and insight.

As we turn the bend towards The Summer of Color, I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have already made this such an exciting event. The support and enthusiasm for the art party to come has been tremendous, and much more than I ever imagined. People are blogging about it, sharing the event with their friends and posting buttons on their sidebars. I can feel the excitement and am sincerely honored by the support.

As you may have noticed, there is also a new link on my sidebar to The Summer of Color on Facebook. Trisha Trixie from the beautiful blog Art a Day Keeps the Crazies Away was kind enough to contact me and offer her support in putting together a Facebook page for the event. She has gone above and beyond to help make this a fun and successful adventure for us all. Now, in addition to the link party here, you can also share and support those in the group via Facebook who will be taking The Summer of Color journey together. You can post photos, ask questions, offer advice and link to other items of interest just by joining. I will be checking in regularly throughout the event as well. Thank you Trisha, I'm so grateful for all of your help!

As of next Monday - June 6th - you will find all the information you need to participate. We will discuss options for sharing your art - in whatever form that may take - and how to link to the group. We will have a flicker group established and discuss the ways in which you can participate there as well. We will begin our link party (don't worry, the first week is easy-peasy) and you will find out what the first week's giveaway will be (and it's a good one ;). The conclusion of the post will also tell you all about the first color we will be working with. . . . It's gonna be a beautiful, bold, colorful Summer, and I for one can't wait!

See you then . . .

Kristin xo

13 comments:

eMiLy ChAnG said...

i love blue! :) have fun during your summer yea! :)

missy k said...

Kristin... I'm very excited about so much colour! It's so grey here... I need a colour injection.

My favourite colour is green... I think reading your list it suits me quite well :)

Love Karenx

Mandy said...

i am loving turquoise at the moment...but i love all colours for different things...can't wait til its on!!!xxx

Diane Salter said...

Sounds great Kristin. I love where your art journey is taking you--And...thank you for taking us along with you!
P.S. I'm off to FB now.

Carin said...

Sounds like such a fabulous challenge for summer. i hope to be able to take part.

btw, there's a giveaway over at my place

creatingme said...

This is going to be so fun! Thanks for the color info. I have been thinking about color as I tackle my new piece. I notice I go places without thinking, and I was wondering what this all means.

JessiVille said...

Kristin, This is too funny - I have a post in the works for tiffany blue! Stay tuned... Can't wait for the 6th! Jessi xox

Joyce said...

Looking forward to a colorful summer trip!

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Emakesart said...

You know I love my blues and greens!! This is gonna be fun!!! yay!

xoE

Michelle said...

So an interesting note on color, artists believe that black is a color (because it is a combination of primary colors) and white is not a color, but rather the absence of color. Scientists find the reverse to be true for scientific reasons that we don't care about : )

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