Every once in a while I want to check that I’m in tune with what is current in the fashion world when it comes to color, shape, patterns and so on. I picked up a spring fashion magazine at the store the other day and it had all the saturated bright colors that we have been seeing for the spring. But I was a bit surprised of all the yellow and green! The Pantone colors for this spring have emerald and lemon, but they also have violet, blue and nectarine (orange). We all have favorite colors, colors that we feel most comfortable with and then colors that feel foreign and hard to use. Green and yellow have never been easy for me and I tend to avoid them. I think it’s probably best to follow your instincts and stick to what you like since you most likely will come up creatively with something better, but every once in a while I think it’s good to challenge yourself and try to use those colors that are less comfortable.
What did I find on my morning walk on the beach – more bright yellow and green! Two pieces of rope from a lobster trap had washed up and created a composition in the sand. Even the ocean was creating yellow and green beach art! The morning light shined on it and it really looked like something you could find in an art gallery.
Interestingly, I wasn’t thrilled by the yellow and green after I saw it in the magazine, but seeing it on the beach gave me a new perspective. This is an example how seeing something in a different environment can change your view on it. I am ready now to try working with these colors and attempt to create something yellow and green!