This week’s palette for the Summer of Color challenge is two greens and a pink. Each week I make a small journal in which to record the week’s highlights. My project parameters are using only things readily available within arm’s reach of my studio table; I must include at least one piece of handmade paper; and somehow incorporate a flower. I’m calling these my garden series. Here’s what I created this time:
The pink is the handmade paper, and I remember with great fondness the day I made it. My hands were colored for days, and I thought it was wonderful. I felt like I was blessing everything I touched with a bit of joyful heart energy. I chose the green papers to use based on how they matched the pretty little flower cabochon. It’s a left-over from a project in which I used them as drawer pulls for a tiny chest of drawers. I confess I almost always switch out the drawer knobs and pulls on things. It’s probably related to my love of drawers and chests themselves – why should they have boring knobs when something wonderful is possible?
I DO love greens and pinks. They’re colors associated with the heart chakra, and my world is filled with them. I was actually quite surprised when as I paid attention today to just how many examples of pinks and greens surround me.
I have a lovely set of celadon green china and a set of fabulous dusty pink plates and I often use the settings in combination. The pink plates are real treasures – vintage ware from a time when train travel included world-class dining cars.
Speaking of vintage, one of my favorite pink and green items is a lone polka dot glove that came to be via a mailartist friend at a time when I was doing a series on fashionista fabulousity. How I love to think of what wonders that glove has seen. I mean seriously, pink and green polka dots! Here’s where it lives now, on one of my bookshelves devoted to my collection of hands and books about them.
I’m also crazy about watermelon tourmaline. I have a gorgeous ring which may be one of my favorite pieces of jewelry ever, and I also love these tourmaline earrings as well.
Here’s another piece of pink and green jewelry I love – a pendant with cobalto calcite and malachite.
Lots of lovely heart energy there. And here too, in this pretty pink lotus.
I look forward to poking around and seeing what everyone else playing in Summer of Color challenge has come up with this week. And I’d love to hear what you think about pink and green; if you pay attention to your chakras; or what’s sparking your heart energy lately. Do tell – you know I love to hear.