Saturday, January 21, 2012
A little artistic inspirational head's up for 2012! Viva La Color!
I recently read this interesting article on Pantone's top color for 2012: http://www.refinery29.com/tangerine-tango-pantone-colors-2012 I incorporate Pantone in marker form and Photoshop form in to my art. However, this isn't the main reason I'm drawn to this. A few years back, I wore a lot of color...It made me feel happy, alive, artistic, inspired, and most of all...me! As time went on...this lessened and deadened. Sad? I think so...Was it because I was sad? Hmmm...maybe. I was going through a more somber phase...Luckily, things are looking up these days! Though, I feel the main thing that pushed me over the edge was moving to NYC. I lived in Manhattan for 2 years. Don't get me wrong...I loved the vibe, the magical access to all things, and the diverse people melting upon the streets...It's just that it's mostly consumed by a sea of black and grey fabrics. I'll admit...In ways, I'm a slave to trends and fashion in general. I am sincere in staying true and authentic to who I am. However, let's face it...You see flared jeans left and right...you buy flared...You see skinny jeans over and over...you buy skinny...so on and so on...I also belive the gloomy attire sweeping this nation has been due to the depressive state we've all been in. SOOOO...I fall upon this article, and I have hope! Hope for myself, and hope for the rest of us beautiful souls whom have lost their luster/their sparkle/their glitterfied pitter patter for all things colorful!! Even if I'm buying in to the trends...Viva La Color!