I actually created this month’s color challenge for YOU! It is the size of a postcard to go along with our mail art and I have a whole story behind it which I will share in our upcoming newsletter (readers, you can sign up for this on the right sidebar of this blog). I added something to it which you will notice when you get it and I will publish the change in the newsletter. Until then, I will leave you in suspense!
p.s. As a self proclaimed “Parrot Head“ I thought I would share the symbolism associated with this colorful bird. The tropical colors in this challenge reminded me of Jimmy Buffett and being on “island time”.
Parrot teaches listening to all of nature and awakening to the language within using intuition for more open communications. They bridge understanding and will show you a deeper subtle harmony inherent in all things. Parrots show intelligence, good temperament and a sense of diplomacy. Do you have color and spice in your life? Are you listening to discernment in communications? It is time to be creative and express your ideas and make life vivid either by being bold and vocal or being quiet. Parrot will teach the quality you need to capture the color, the joy, the magic in life’s endeavors. (I credit this writing HERE where you can learn about other symbolic animals)
I got a new camera a few months ago (Cannon Powershot 300 HS) and as a way to get to know the camera I started a project I am calling “Sky.Earth”. I simply point the camera at the sky and take a picture and then immediately point the camera at the earth and take another picture. In this way the light is consistent in both photos and it represents the moment I was standing on the earth. I loosely do this every day (which means sometimes I forget and skip a few days). The skies have always fascinated me. It is the one thing about this planet that has not changed (as far as we know) over the millions of years. Cloud shapes and sizes and the colors we see are a phenomenon of the atmosphere. It is the sky the dinosaurs and cave people looked at- and it is the same as we see today. This feels profound to me and will be exploring this through using my camera.
It is turning into a personal visual diary which I am enjoying as well. I wonder if I did this for the next 20 years how this project would develop? The color challenge this month had the colors I generally see at the beach here in South Carolina. I spent a lot of time on the beach this past March as my parents were here visiting at a beach house. These four Sky.Earth entries are of four days in March.
April’s COLOR CHALLENGE should you want to follow along or create your own art for this.
Just link your blog in the comments for us to see! FUN!