Saturday, July 19, 2008

True Colors....

And I'll see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow

I truly believe that every single human being is born with colors within them. True colors. Not the colors on the outside that you can easily see. The colors deep inside them that always come out at some time or another. Let me see if i can explain. So, you think you know someone really well. You laugh at their jokes and enjoy spending time with that person. Then somehow, life happens...shit happens and you see with your two eyes, seeping out of that person a color. Or two. It's as if a little part of that person decides to show itself to the world and you. Unfortunately, it may not be what you want to see. But, you see it and absorb it into your brain forever. It may be a color you never saw before and never will again. But, that color is now a part of you. You struggle with it, trying to make sense of that true color. It may hurt as you absorb it. Soon anough though, it gets better and then that color is simply a part of your life experiences and you move on!!

Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is everywhere all at the same time. Yet what does it all mean? To me, (and this is just my theory) color is GOD's gift to us humans! Think about it please, how impressive and majestic is witnessing a sunrise? How amazing is watching your smoothie turn a beautiful shade of green as you add spinach to it? How about a head full of red hair glistening in the sun?? I don't know about you, but my brain loves to see color!!!

Here is some of what i've read and what i think as well:

Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility. So, the great Apple decided on white for their Mac Book! The great raw cool decided on the white one as well. It's so cool, so much fun and i'm loving it. I even go for lessons! Sweet!!!

The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves.

The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.

Blue (my favorite color)
The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. How i love to sit on the beach and gaze at the blue ocean and blue sky! I have no words to describe it really.

Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients.

Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism. Ok, so i decided to go with yellow for my finger nails today! It was really a no brainer because all the adorable mexican woman working there were loving the fact that i brought my own colors, yellow being one of them! They also all tried it and giggled as i agreed to use it! They gathered around and gave their approval with some enthusiastic clapping!!!

The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial. Again, a color i decided on, for my toenails. I am one colorful dude today!!! There is no disputing that!

Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.

Food for Thought
While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Blue food is rare in nature, except for my favorite blueberries! Food researchers say that when humans searched for food, they learned to avoid toxic or spoiled objects, which were often blue, black, or purple. Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors. Red is often used in restaurant decorating schemes because it is an appetite stimulant.

So, this last photo, while not easy to establish what color it is, i am proud to say it is a RAW, RAW, RAW, dessert!!! I am so happy that i not only made this, but it was good enough to eat and enjoy! Simple really and not my own recipe! Shannonmarie over at rawdorable actually posted this recipe here: chocolate-cherry-icecream - goneraw!!. Super simple, takes less than 10 minutes to make and so so good! Am i grasping raw again? Maybe!

So, back to colors. I am 100% sure that everybody here reading this remembers using at one time in their school years, crayola crayons!!! My gosh, the crayola 64 pack was so awesome. I remember, i couldn't wait to slowly crack open the box to behold all the magical colors inside!

Just quickly:
Crayola brand crayons were the first kids crayons ever made, invented by cousins, Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith. The brand's first box of eight Crayola crayons made its debut in 1903. The crayons were sold for a nickel and the colors were black, brown, blue, red, purple, orange, yellow, and green. The word Crayola was created by Alice Stead Binney (wife of Edwin Binney) who took the French words for chalk (craie) and oily

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Number of Colors: 8

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Number of colors: 120

With colors like sepia, torch red, mango tango and wild blue yonder, its no wonder that crayola crayons are just as or more popular today than ever!!! Kids love to use them...they are able to create things that only their brains can envision and now they can put it on paper!!! SWEET!!!

I don't it me, or do you feel happy when colors light up your life!! Fireworks!! July 4th! I'm just loving it all really!

I wonder folks...what colors are your favorites and be honest, what do you think of my finger nails? Me, it may only last a few days and then i may go for a more subduded look but its summer time and yellow is bright and cheery!! Overpowering...yes agreed! We'll see! I have orange and hot pink to try next!!!

Creativity consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know."
-- George Kneller

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