Consider a popular color of the season right now. There might be more than 50 shades of green you can appreciate. And, because green has psychology associated with it, you have something to learn.
Green is a symbol of nature to include the earth, trees and land
Green represents tranquility, well-being, healthiness, good luck, and jealousy
Green has long been a symbol of fertility and was once the preferred color choice for wedding gowns in the 15th-century
Green is thought to relieve stress and help heal. It is said that those who have a green work environment experience fewer stomachaches
Green, with its calming effects may give you a sense of comfort when wearing this shade of color
Effects of Green
Rejuvenating: Think of green as a color that revitalizes physically, mentally and emotionally
Nurturing: Green has a heart link, urging nurturing
Clarity: The color green offers agreeable and diplomatic encouragements
Possessiveness: Green is a color that encourages us to want to own things, collect and possess
Green is commonly associated with Couture fashion and elegant retro costumes. But, we can also appreciate it in everyday fashion in many shades and stones like jade and emeralds. I like to create my unique shades of greens in my hand-made clay beads by mixing my original colors from blue and yellow and adding pearl whites, transparent and darker clays, creating a wide variety of greens.
I also enjoy my confidence mixing and matching shades of greens to combine in interesting ways as well as with contrasting colors, patterns and textures from the color wheel. Have you noticed the trend spike with the color green?
Are you a fashion insider that can come to consider green as the new neutral? In Club Creative Studio Art here are specific shades you can expect to see highlighted and combined with interesting patterns and bold combinations for spring and summer 2013.
PALE GREEN- fresh start feeling
EMERALD- suggesting wealth and creative ideas
JADE- generous spirit increasing worldly wisdom
LIME- youthfulness and electricity of playfulness
DARK GREEN- ambitious strive
AQUA- Calming of the spirit
OLIVE- strength of character, overcoming adversity
YELLOW GREEN- representative of conflict and contrast
GRASS GREEN- color of security and abundance
CHARTREUSE- go-go, psychedelic groove
SEA FOAM- ocean water and beach themes
APPLE, LICHEN, LEAF- visual cues of nature
From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we should embrace and consider wearing more of the shades of green.
I probably can create more than 50 choices of greens to combine into handmade beads and art. To view more items that contain highlights or hints of the color green please visit the shopping section of this website and make your selection for a hand-made work of art in the color green. http://www.clubcreativestudio.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi
Club Creative Studio is my workplace where wonderful things happen in clay. It is why I work with it almost everyday. I am in constant learning mode because there are no limitations as to what can be created with polymer clay. Understanding a few important nuances makes it easier to work with it. Today, I celebrate the letter “U” by sharing tips which lead to understanding clay and some of its unique qualities.
You may not realize that clay must to be “conditioned” before use. That means that it needs to be made into a soft, more pliable state. Sometimes that initial step takes more time than designing. Here are some of the ways I soften clay.
1. I placing my clay portion in a zip-locked baggie and sit on it while working on something else or place in a pocket to warm for a bit.
2. With my clay in a zip-locked secured baggie, I sometimes also place in a bowl of warm water.
3. I use a pasta machine. I am not Italian but, I use the pasta machine almost daily. This is the best piece of equipment for conditioning polymer clay. You may not realize that I need to “pass” the clay through the pasta machine at least 20 times in order to condition my clay properly.
4. I combine kneading with use of the pasta machine to condition and mix my clay colors. By kneading and hand-rolling my clay, I am able to mix my own personal colors by blending several combinations of clay together. Good thing I paid attention in color theory courses because I use color concepts everyday I create.
I hope in this post you have gained an understanding of what I do with clay before the “real fun” of designing takes place. I welcome your comments below, especially if you learned a thing or two.
Do you like bright colors? The ayes and EYES have it. Like it or not color is exploding with popularity in eye shadow shades and elsewhere. Do you have a “go-to” palette that you rely on? Have you noticed the new fashion trends in make-up, nail polish color and fashion in general? Club Creative Studio has seen a recent change to neon and bright colors from common fashion looks in nail polish to eye shadows. Although there are signs of more subtle shades, take a look at some of the common painted lids. What do you think of them?
Of course, I have highlighted some extreme looks here but, it is an exciting color trend for 2013. It’s a growing love for color upon eye lids. A commercial I recently saw describes their color line as Color Tattoos, meaning that the colors are bright and long-lasting. I think it takes a certain type person and style to pull off the heavier colored eye lids. It is not me but, I love the dramatic look. It may also be a matter of applying with confidence and practice that makes the look appealing. What do you think? Willing to try out a new color trend for the sake of fashion? What is your stand-by color of choice when it comes to eye shadow tints?
I love when color becomes a main focus and becomes influential in our lives. The challenge for me, as a bead and jewelry designer is to use that information from a popular trend and experiment with similar color combos in my clay and glass art. I want to reflect what the trends are but, I don’t live and breathe them. Sometimes the transfer appeal works and creations are noticed more quickly, simply because of the color in the item design. Other times, color has no apparent barring on our creation popularity and it comes down to personal choice of customers. A person is drawn to Club Creative Studio Art because of taste in style or design, appreciation for creativity and unique factors and the fun and functional staying power of a well made one-of-a-kind item. Whatever the main reason is for a second glance of Club Creative Studio Art, I am happy to offer items that are pleasing to the eye! The ayes do have it!
To view one-of-a-kind colorful and artful items inspired by what is around us in life, please stop by the online storefront or contact us with your specific color palette needs. We create hand-made ART THAT SETS YOU APART! http://www.clubcreativestudio.com Contact us for custom art requests at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Club Creative Studio’s blog. If you have not been informed and are not in tune with the color trend that is just around the corner in 2013, this post is for your information.
Women’s palette: What’s the color code assigned to 2013?
It has already been predicted. This season designers and other creative people have taken note of consumers and their desires to be awaken by color. Green is going to be the popular go-to color trend that we will express energy and nature. There are going to be interesting complimentary color combinations assigned to the color green as well. Looking toward the color wheel you an expect to see orange and green combine and that my friends, is one example of an exciting color combo!
Along with the green hues, you can expect to see a variety of green. Vibrant yellow greens, subtle jade tones, greens with grey undertones. Gem-stone emerald-green and all nature inspired green tones will adorn clothing, make-up, jewelry accessories, fabrics, interior designs/home decor and more.
There are also great colors combinations that will introduce themselves as statement colors such as the colors deep violet, bright poppy red, nectarine/citrus, and refreshing lemon tones.
For evenings, the highlighted colors are dusty blues, and warm neutrals.
Do you have items ready to fill the bill of the color green explosion? Have you thought about how you can combine the bright statement colors that will also be popular? If you are not sure about how some of these colors look together, be brave and try the different color combinations, I know I will in my future art creations.
Happily, I am ahead of the curve in creating some items that already have these combinations incorporated. To view and purchase jewelry art that is fashionable and on-trend, as well as hand-made, please browse the Club Creative Studio website. You will certainly view Art That Sets You Apart.