Grey Plus Color

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An Ah Ha Story….

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I live in an apartment where all the walls happen to be a light cool grey. I knew signing my lease that this wall color does not resonate with me, yet I still signed a lease, and I’m even into a second year! Reason being, there are so many other reasons that I like about this place and they speak louder than the wall color. Given all that, I’m aware that I chose to work around the grey by adding color to everything with the intention of warming the place up and visually imagining the grey into the background so as not to be so obvious. I’ve even gone to the extent of painting furniture; book shelf, table, frame, lamps, chair and canvases. Next coming is black to balance all the color I’ve been adding. Oh my! How about a circular black rug and two black couch pillows. After I started feeling into black, I had an ah-ha moment. Even by adding color in many different ways to this apartment, the walls are still grey, and will be grey until the day I move out and on to another life adventure. So stop trying to overtake the grey! It’s funny how that simple ah ha brought me to looking at my place in a whole new way. I’m lovin’ where all the colors have landed in harmony with the grey walls. I can rest now, live and enjoy. 

On another note, I liken one’s physical living space to one’s inner space. Each color has its own energy when feeling it. I judged the abundance of light cool grey walls to mean that my life has no color, no richness to it. Well, that’s a belief system to do away with about the color grey. Goodbye belief about the color grey! I’m allowing the grey to be grey with no attachments to any meaning for grey, even in all it’s neutrality. 

My ah ha story is now ahhhhhh which =  relax, grace and gratitude.

Rainbow flower Image: tr3gi

Work Space Bead Art

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Enhancing Your Work/Play Environment

This beaded art piece was a request from my niece. She was sparked by the beading I created for my living space and could imagine a beaded piece for her work space. She is starting a new business working from home and this is to hang above her laptop computer/work area. She sent me measurements to create within, color palette to work from, and she also purchased several bead choices that resonated with her and had them sent to me.

Click on image to view slideshow. Photos taken in my studio before sending out. This beaded art piece will end up hanging from ceiling hooks.

The beaded art piece started out completely different. The bead length was twice as long and the chosen wood ended up not being strong enough for all the beads. Quite the experience and adventure to get it to where it is. Now the bead length compliments the the width in a grand way, and it is built to last an eternity!

The construction was similar to Making New Space.

Drawing with water & Color

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Expanding on the Possibilities

Expanding on two previous posts, Water & Color #2 and Pools of Water & Color. Moving from abstract shapes to something familiar. Click on images to view larger in a slideshow.

The water knows how it wants to flow, pool and connect. Each color creates new colors, flowing and mixing. A new and expansive experience. Enjoy!