i bought this book for my upcoming color theory class [trying to find something for the students to read besides straight color theory]:
it's all about pink [how could i not buy it] !
and thumbing thru it i spied this photo:
and i stopped.
it made me think about how if i hadn't been to venice i wouldn't have recognized that pink light. but i had. and i did. and so the world becomes that much smaller.
it made me think about why and how we are drawn to certain things. those pink lights in the plaza at venice totally tickled my fancy. made me look up. made me wish i had a pink lamp on our street at home. i wondered why pink? nothing else in the square is really pink. lots of white and gray and golds and mosaics- some off red on the tops of one section of one of the buildings. but those lamps. they are so PINK. frilly pink.
and then i wondered how many hundreds of other people might have this same photo in their archive somewhere. their version of the pink lamps of venice. and how we do all live in a collective conscious in some way.
and how we form groups and bonds to amplify this. just look at all the groups on flicker that have something to do with pink . what does this mean? i won't even try to go there. [can you tell, though, that i'm gearing up to go back to school? my mind is turning academic on me]
if you want another smart book on color and it's implications in our western art world - try chromophobia :
i made this !
had to show you the cute little pout !
i miss crocheting utilitarian things !
pattern from lion brand - the princess cardi [you may have to sign in to get the link to work?
in a fit i redesigned the blog.
with pops of color
wanted more white space
even if chromophobia is making me wary of white space.
even if chromophobia is making me think about color as a drug and a fall from grace.
maybe i should rebel and make the entire background shocking purple.
meet millie. our newest family member. needed a home. from the san francisco animal control shelter .
she's a pup. VERY sweet. and playful.
little runs around saying : millie's hyper ! i'm hyper !
forgot what young dog energy feels like.
it's good. and a lot of work. but mostly good.
i'm sure i'll inundate you with photos as weeks progress.
wow. i didn't think i had anything to share in a blog post. but i guess i did. too much for one post in fact. why i really should try and just post now and again. sigh. like everything else - line up for the juggle dear blog. line up.