Friday, April 24, 2009

Pondering Colors

Below is a Factoid from a very cool book my husband has. The book is "Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color" by Leatrice Eiseman.

Factoid: "The human eye actually sees warm colors before cool colors. Generally, warm colors advance and cool colors recede, however the degree of saturation can make a difference. Highly saturated colors appear closer than colors of low saturation."

Do you have an intrinsic sense of color? Are you aware of what certain colors do? How they make you feel? If you aren't, or if you'd like more information about colors, this is a great book to have

My husband is artist, and he always says to me that he is amazed at my color sense. That I can put colors together that he would 'never' put together, and I can make them work. This always surprises me and I don't know if he is actually relating to the colors being together or the sense of what they evoke when they are together.

I happen to be one of those people that goes with my gut, my intuition, my sixth sense about alot of things. Color is one of those things and usually I am 'right' about what I choose. I have learned throughout the years that I can rely on my sense of color and how colors work together.

I know colors (and their placement with other colors) can evoke a lot of things. Colors are like musical notes and how they are put together creates visual music. Certain memories can be brought forth, or a 'sense' of a certain look time or place.

I wonder why I react so strongly to color and why I can put colors together so easily and there are people that can't... and I mean, they really, really can't. They have no sense of relationship... or maybe it is that their color schemes evoke nothing in me. No 'sense' of anything. So, is it really the colors they are putting together or what it does or doesn't evoke when I view them?

Factoid: "Confining a color to a particular feature or usage will give greater emphasis to that feature. Repeating a color too many times can create a distraction or dilution of attention."

Friday, April 3, 2009

Now this is Fun!

Funny, well-done...

How to create some real WEARABLE ART!!!!!