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The emotion and power of color.

It’s inevitable, this day, the 31st of December 2014  has rolled on  by  without ceremony and we enter a new year. 2015.

I don’t know, the years seem to flow a little faster these days. On the other hand I think I’m busier than I’ve ever been and 2014 has been a testament to that.   I’ve been writing contracts for 2015 for some time so I’ve had plenty of practice and I think I know the layout of the coming year pretty well. 2015, 2105………However, there are always surprises that seem to appear without an announcement.  At times we are held ransom by things beyond our control and the plans get put on hold for a while.

I have a huge list of things I want to achieve this year and I’ve already put the mechanics in place to get me there. I’m very enthusiastic.

As my farewell to 2014, I share my delight in color.

In the video, you will see a lot of  red, Orange and turquoise. We, as Textile Artists use color and texture to create emotive art for others to share.

Colours have always been emotional for me. (that’s why my studio is adobe red and turquoise.) I really didn’t pay much attention to the idea until the past few years.. so I find it a very interesting subject.

Red: Excitement, energy, passion, love, desire, speed, strength, power, heat, aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence, all things intense and passionate, sincerity, happiness (Only in Japan)
Turquoise symbolizes calm. Teal symbolizes sophistication. Aquamarine symbolizes water. Lighter turquoise has a feminine appeal.
Orange: Energy, balance, enthusiasm, warmth, vibrant, expansive, flamboyant, demanding of attention.

Emotions:   Blue is seen as conservative. Red is power and aggression. Brighter colors such as yellow and orange represent warmth not only with emotions but also with temperature. Cool colors are blue, green, black or any color with a dark shade. When someone is feeling down or depressed, it is said they are feeling “blue.” When someone is angry they “see red.” When someone is seen to be afraid or “chicken” they are called “yellow.”

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16 Comments

  1. Nola Pearce says

    Loved the video Pam. Thank you for sharing some of the colour of your world, including Ralf. May God bless you, your creativity abd your hands. Xx

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  2. What an absolutely wonderful 7 minute video of colour, the joy of life, the inspiration for creativity. Thank you Pam. Happy new year to you and your family. I hope that this year will be restful for you in so much as not rushing to catch planes or search places for a good internet connection 🙂 Warm wishes Lynne

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    • Lynne, thank you so much. The new year brings new beginnings and less plane flights.
      I know I will miss it, but I love working on my ‘stuff’ Happy New Year to you and yours. Cheers Pam

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  3. Kim Boland says

    What a lovely start to the new day and the new year. I also find colours very emotive and try to surround myself with them every day. Thank you Pammie.

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  4. ginger says

    Wonderful video! Hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did watching it. Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings. Glad you will have more time with the family in 2015. Happy new year!!

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    • Ginger, thank you, hope you had a great christmas and new year. I love doing things like that… going to do a travel and quilt one next.

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  5. kwilson162014 says

    What a stunning video! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Have a wonderful new year!

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  6. Mary Kauffman says

    Wow Pam,
    What a beautiful burst of color. Hope your travels bring you back to Alamogordo in 2015! What a difference you have made to me and our community. Thank you.

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  7. Pam, dear one, I hate to say, but the more years one gathers, the faster and faster time seems to fly. There’s a saying, “Time flies when you’re having a good time.” I’m sure you know who the famous illustrator Mary Engelbreit is. She has a darling illustration of a bird flying with a clock and it says below it, “Time flies whether you’re having fun or not.” Happy New Year to both you and Keith. ~Judy

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  9. Margaret Hawes says

    Pam, I read your blog on color and watched the video this morning. It is a wonderful video with so many beautiful things. I did feel emotion as I watched it and it made me feel good and inspired. You do such beautiful work and you are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing. Happy 2015.

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    • Conor is so essential in our lives, we see it everyday and often take it for granted.

      “The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.”
      ― John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

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