Monday, January 03, 2011

The Nature of Green

Oh, that was a bit of a play on words there. Because so much of my work is inspired by nature, I naturally end up using green in my art. But I gravitate towards green anyway, teal green being one of my absolute favorites (see my quilt block logo, my blog background color). So I was very interested in this observation about the color green, compliments of Daily OM:

Green is a combination of the colors yellow and blue, each of which brings its own unique energy to the overall feeling of the color green. Blue exudes calm and peace, while yellow radiates liveliness and high levels of energy. As a marriage between these two very different colors, green is a unifier of opposites, offering both the excitement of yellow and the tranquility of blue. It energizes blue's passivity and soothes yellow's intensity, inspiring us to be both active and peaceful at the same time. It is a mainstay of the seasons of spring and summer, thus symbolizing birth and growth.

Perhaps my leaning toward blue greens rather than yellow greens is indicative of my less energetic nature. But it's nice to know that the yellow in green, no matter how small, is there to energize me.

1 comment:

Momma Made This said...

I've got green in nearly every quilt I make. Green makes me feel... that all is right with the world.

And I do gravitate toward teal, and am often surprised that others don't seem to like it as much as I do. Until I've put it into a quilt, and they swoon! : D

~ Ronda