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TO PONDER, ISSUE 88, in commenting on the above
photo, I wrote:
"Given I had a some kind
of physical sensation when it came up on my screen,
I'm following my intuition and including it here.
At first I had a complete sense of peace. In looking
at it again, I'm finding it somewhat "jarring."
Given that green and red (in this case, pink) are
opposites on the color wheel, I'm not surprised."
I went on to say that I was going to ask Lea Ciocci
for her analysis. At the time Lea was offering a workshop
introducing her eBook - "Color Your Life:
Understanding Color to Enhance Your Life".
"My gut reaction first - The symmetry
of the leaves is very pleasing to my eyes. I get the
feeling of a lush rainforest or secret place where
the fairies dwell. The colors of pink and green are
a significant mix as these colors compliment each
other. Pink represents romance, friendship, and denotes
feminine qualities, and Green is the color of nature
which symbolizes the balancing forces, peace, compassion,
and renewal. Places in nature have always been sacred
to me, this is where I connect with the God energies
that abound. Nature is my church of choice.
Unsettling though is the yellow peeking through the
pink on the top leaf and dominating the other top
leave. I have a sense of weakness and do not want
to gaze much at those areas. While yellow is an uplifting
color that encourages positivity, in this instance
the shade of yellow, washing out the pink can symbolize
sickness, jealousy, or caution.
Overall, if my eyes stay towards the bottom of the
photo, I have a sense of the playful fairies. I feel
loving and compassionate. Looking at the top I take
away a sense of unease.
and, then, to my comments on the colors being
opposites on the color wheel and jarring because of
" Pink/red and green are opposites on the colorwheel
but denotes a "complementary" color scheme.
Compliments work well together when one creates art.
So instead of thinking in "opposites," I
think in "compliments." When one thinks
of opposites they generally think one repels the other
or doesn't go together. The understanding of a complementary
scheme that these two colors are meant to be together."
Lea Cioci CPD CPT
Thank you, Lea, for your insightful comments.
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