If you never heard of My Eternal Symphony, it;s time to check it out! Meet Joy Reid the inspiration for the Flamingo illustration…..
Flamingos symbolise beauty, balance, and grace. Flamingos are also pink, which can be used to symbolise femininity and innocence, among other characteristics.Flamingos also tend to represent confidence. Often flirtatious.
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Adult colouring….. it;s not only a trend I hope so….
Adult colouring is about finding the time to relax, to battle with insomnia, with anxiety and stress.
I started a while ago to teach Art therapy and understood years ago what it means to colour, to deal with colours , via my day job as a designer. Understanding the colours and the way they make us feel, is not a light subject, and maybe via this wonderful art adult colouring books trend, it will be easy to understand for more people.
While teaching art therapy it became clear that colours are very important to people, probably more then they think or see. So I continue to dig deeper into the world of art therapy and did a course on Reiki and art therapy. It;s like a new world of possibilities open up and even I as a pro on colours understand it better.
I started to work a while ago on an adult colouring book that actually triggers the therapy part of the colouring. The way the elements are put together for example the water lily dress in the image above… it has a colour combination that is relaxing… green for the leaves that not only stands for HOPE , relation to nature and love and self -love. It symbolises also a balance of give and take. Because it sits in the middle of the colour wheel, it shows that it’s capable of a great visible balance.
The complementary colour is RED so the water lilies can be red or red related…..
I believe that by using to colour this page, with the corespondent colours, Green, white, red, etc…. to match reality it;s relaxing for the heart. Every colour is measured in Terahertz. GREEN for example,has a frequency of 580-530 thz.
The associated Chakra for Green is the Heart and the related organs are the Heart and the breasts. So, you see how colours are very important!
It;s also very important that when you colour, maybe try to escape and relax into a fantasy world of colours. Fact is you deal with reality all the time so it;s time to escape into a world of colour.
The image above is an escape into a world of fantasy. A cocktail glass with a landscape inside and a pack of fries with a lipstick in it. Have a giggle and relax! Life is short to be so serious!
Or how about this one a funky sunflower crown portrait with funky waffle blueberry pendant earrings? So go crazy and colour!
Soon this book will be available as a PDF format. You ask why pdf? Well many reasons…. I did some research and some serious thinking how to publish , how to make is convenient for people. So here are my PROS for bringing it out as PDF format.
You can pick the paper you actually want to use, that way you can pick your medium easy as well.
So if you want to work in watercolour, most books can;t take water, because it will bleed on the other page and it will might be damaged
We all have in every book a favourite page and post of us start to colour that particular page! Well when it;s in a pdf format, you can reprint as many as you like and try to colour that same page in many other colours, building a series of the same piece.
You can frame it easy with out damaging a book.
It makes a great gift, if you want to give a single art piece to a loved one or a friend.
Another benefit is that you can change the size of the page and make it larger or smaller according to your needs
I believe one more benefit would be to be able to colour online as well, if you would like to do that as well. It can be easily be transformed into a desktop background.
I know the CONS would be that you need to print is first and that you can;t have it hand first, but once that love for colouring is there is should not be such a burden.
I will bring it out as a PDF first and if the demand is there I will bring out a limited edition version of it as a traditional book. But the limited edition one needs to be pre ordered! It will be available on the website in the shop section Books, Kits and Pattern.
What do you think about adult colouring books? Would you buy pdf or hand copy?
Every Year brings new exiting things to live… this year Ink & Lace will introduce a new category -De-stressing Art Workshops….
Let me tell you how it all happen…. In July last year I started to do some online classes with that was teaching me to work with the brain and Neurokineses… In the meanwhile, I did an Art Therapy workshop ( Memo to myself: I still need to frame the diploma!) that changed me a lot, only for the good.
It connected me with my art roots, and reminded me of my Art University years, where I was thought, about colours, and the effect of colours on us, our mind and brain.
I started to put together workshops that will be available soon on the website. The first workshop is about creating and Art Journal.
When creating an Art Journal, you will get in touch, with yourself, you learn to relax your mind and brain. An Art Journal, is great for self-discovery and encourages your emotional growth.
I am looking forward to get in touch with you in my workshops! So if you feel de-stress or want to start and art journal and document your creative journey, get in touch!
2016… is almost gone and I am ready to embrace 2017!
What a year…. 2016…. a lot has happen, a lot has changed in my life… Ink & Lace stepped into a new era and we are ready to embrace the world with our prints, unique art and lace accessories…
Reg X-mas…. we had a quite family dinner and a fabulous time with the little one, discovering the gifts and tasting new goodies…
So what is new!
We live in Brisbane and it;s quite hot around X-mas so we celebrate with Seafood and Ice Cream!
2017 can come! We are ready!
I hope we see us healthy and happy with more positive energy next year!
Happy New Year from us and Ink & Lace
Ink & Lace
PS: I am planning new exiting workshops in 2017! So get ready to De-stress with Art and with expect new creations and new collections in 2017!
If you are in Brisbane please let me know if you would come to my art therapy workshops! Thank you!
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