It is far from my favorite color, and yet, taking inventory of the fabric I have printed this past year, I find that much of it is orange or has orange in it. Today, I finally went to the studio for a few hours. I meant to stop in for a minute but was so happy to be there that I stayed - and overprinted a couple of pieces of fabric. One was a throwaway, the other is on some kind of journey without a destination - seems to be a pattern. I brought them home, steamed and washed them, and realized how many pieces I have in that color. This is the tip of the iceberg. I have a wall full of yellows/oranges/reds/rusts in the studio. I added orange to yesterday's piece and it is happy on an orange background. Obviously, I have a craving for that color: what is going on?
Here is an interesting website about chakra colors - if you forget that they are selling gemstones and crystals, the information is pretty interesting and gave me a good idea of what is going on. When this Chakra is blocked we experience guilt, stiff lower back, restlessness, confusion...
I guess I am trying to bring my Chakras back into balance, because orange is the color of joy, enthusiasm and creativity and promotes a general sense of wellness.
Looking at these fabrics, I feel better already. In fact, I just took an on-line chakra test and guess which chakra came out as my strongest. Yep, the 2nd one - connected to orange.
Then there is green: my soapstone counters-to-be are green: I MUST have green - not black, not grey: green!! No matter that it will morph to a dark green -- I crave that color in my new kitchen. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth, renewal, and harmony. Green is the color of nature. It brings peace and harmony into our lives. It is the color of Healing and Hope, optimism, freedom, balance. Bottom line - with all these sick family members, I am ready for some healing, hope, freedom, and balance.
I found a lot of interesting quizzes tonight - this is just one of them. What Color is Your Brain? Click on the link below the picture to find out what color your brain is. Right now, color mine fuzzy.
What Color Is Your Brain?