Pretty fascinating compilation right? Infographic via webpage fx. Check that out, there is more.
As a designer, I’ve always been interested in color theory. During college, I took some psychology and sociology classes because the why behind everything sucked me in. Why do I like the color black? It isn’t a bold color that draws you in… Wondering is one thing, but I took it to a whole separate level and researched it, because I wanted to know why.
I’ve learned that my attraction to the color black had to have started in childhood. By the way, I don’t think it was necessarily anything black that I liked, I think it was the opposite. I was never much of a girly girl, but my mom would dress me in frilly, bold colored dresses (sometimes with polka dots) and put my hair in pigtails with a bow on each side. Awful, right? No offense Mom, but my hatred for those things probably stemmed from that time period when I had little to no say in what I wore. It is okay though, I’ve grown out of it. I love pink! Dresses really don’t make the cut though. They probably never will.
But I digress… There is a reason why we respond to each color in a certain way. A lot of that is cultural which is why the color theory works so well in marketing.
Thoughts? Are there any psychologists out there who can give me a different perspective?
Alright, I wouldn’t call it a winter wonderland… Let’s face it, anything that has the word winter, snow can not be considered a wonderland, in my opinion. Snow looks pretty from the window but from outside it is a different story.
I had time to paint last night for the first time in quite a while. This was what happened. Maybe sometime this weekend I’ll get a frame so I can get it up on Etsy!
Did you know that Crayola’s 64 pack of crayons is customizable? I had no idea until today. This is awesome!
Go to this link http://www.crayolastore.com/product/27238#back to explore.
You get to pick 4 Crayola crayon colors. The colors are shown on digital crayons, and when you hover it reveals the name of the color.
The customized 64 pack is only $10.99 and ships in 10-15 days. Pretty sweet!!! What kid wouldn’t want a box full of his or her favorite colors only? I still want a box of all pink crayons!
I loved making these! I want to make so many more.
It was a pretty easy one. Once you buy the markers everything is inexpensive. Sadly, the markers cost about $16 at Michael’s (I think that is where I got them). It really isn’t that bad of a price considering you will have them for a very long time and can write on just about anything with them: glass, metal, porcelain, stone, metal, and wood.
It can be run through the dishwasher or heated in the microwave too!
It is worth it, I promise.
Things You Will Need:
DecoColor Paint Markers
Shake the pen for about 30 seconds. Remove the cap and push the tip of the pen into a tissue or piece of paper to get rid of the excess paint. Then start drawing or writing on your cups. Make sure you stay away from the rim. You don’t want it near where your lips will be. On that note, don’t put it inside the cup either.
It gets to be pretty fun… somewhat addicting? It is a good addiction.
Installations by Gabriel Dawe. Visit the artist’s site! It is pretty neat!
Title: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I LOVE the colors in this one!
Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light. This is pretty amazing if you ask me.
Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls.Check out his facebook page for a few more!
I just found pictures of the installation and have never seen it before. It was created in 2005 so I apologize if you have already seen this. Some of you may have.
This installation, Atomic: Full of Love, Full of Wonder, was an installation by Nike Savvas at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. It is comprised of bouncy balls in many colors and shapes that are suspended to create a dense field of color. Amazing!
So, there’s this artist… Leonid Afremov. He is AMAZING. He paints only with oil and a palette knife and creates something new every day of his life. His work is original and phenomenal at the same time. The colors are brilliant and uplifting and I can’t get enough.
Leonid according to Deviant Art:
“I’m a professional artist. i paint with palette knife with oil on canvas. Art is my life and I paint every single day. it makes me happy to see people enjoying my art. God gave me a gift of being able to paint good and I thank him for that everyday buy painting and having my art affordable to buy. I was born in city of Vitebsk in 1955. Amazingly enough I was born in the same town as Marc Chagall, the famous artist who also founded the Vitebsk Art School along with Malevich & Kandinsky. I graduated from Vitebsk Art School in 1978 and is one of the elite members.
I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and pallette-knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different moods, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings. My heart is completely open to art. Thus, I enjoy creating inspired and beautiful paintings from the bottom of my soul. Each of my artworks reflects my feelings, sensitivity, passion, and the music from my soul. True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression.
Currently my art is being collected all over the world. There are many pleased collectors in the USA, Israel, Italy, France, England, Spain, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries. Presently it is just enough to type my name in an internet search engine to discover the value and magnificence of my Art.”
Some people spend their wholes lives figuring out who they are…
“I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.”
“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feat. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”
This is awesome! Art made with skateboards! Check out the source for more good stuff.
Japanese artist Haroshi creates unique three-dimensional sculptures out of recycled skateboard decks. Layers of stacked wooden decks are transformed into sharks, body parts, fire hydrants, toys, fictional characters, and shoes.