Bloom, a new project

A lot has happened since my last post, I’ve been quiet on my blog here but I’ve been busy behind the scenes.
One cold day in January, while musing and staring out of the window where the birds were flying on an off the bird feeder, the (idealistic) idea was born to send  some more love into the world. We and the world need love! My idea was to do this in the form of flowers seeds. It’s not only that I love to see flowers growing outside but the bees would be grateful too. They suffer and need help.
So a project came to life where I’m planning on putting flowers seeds into little bags and boxes that I will paint and send away to travel and conquer the world. I called this project ‘Give wings to flowers’.

Paperlove
Paperlove

Hundred Days of Color 1

Hundred Days of Color colorstudy nr 1
Hundred Days of Color colorstudy nr 1

Every day again and again, I feel inspired by colors. Besides the fact that I work professionally with color, it feeds my creative soul. But I was given a push to the movement to start ‘Hundred Days of Color’ when observing the stunning colors of the Hydrangeas in the past few weeks. They start blooming in July in the most beautiful colors in many shades. Maybe the fact that, in Autumn, every other colors of nature begin to fade and these Hydrangea colors stand out so beautifully, is the reason that I feel touched by their beauty in another dimension. That I am a color addict doesn’t need any further explanation, it’s quite clear that color is more than a visible appearance to me, every color moves me and each of them in their specific way.
Throughout time my preference of color changes, the way I approach color changes, but the impact colors has in my life didn’t change. Let’s say I see and feel through colors. When I started to explore color professionally I did a lot of research, wrote about it, and as it is a natural act for me to work with colors I am interested in the way it affects people emotionally. Why do we feel more attracted to one color than the other. I can not speak for others, but to begin with, I would like to speak for myself. I am asked so often about my use of color so why not document more about this subject. So I am starting today with this project of Hundred Days of Color with no other intention than to express my perception of color and trying to beware of what I experience on an emotional level. To be continued…..