STRONG. FREE. COURAGEOUS.
STRONG : ABLE TO WITHSTAND GREAT FORCE OR PRESSURE.
FREE : NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OR IN THE POWER OF ANOTHER.
COURAGEOUS : NOT DETERRED BY DANGER OR PAIN; BRAVE.
Did I mention I was craving COLOR?!?
Yeah. Definitely achieved that in this week's Color Story. The Last five Color Stories have been prompted by myself - so this week, I wanted a bit of a challenge, or at least I wanted the element of surprise when it came to knowing what adjectives would be used as the basis of this week's story.
I asked my husband for three adjectives and his response was 'Strong. Free. Courageous.' I instantly saw a bold and empowering, women-centered brand. One with bright colors, strong positive messages and common feminine symbols, like flowers, done in a stronger completely not understated way.
What I didn't expect to find was Torkil Gudnason. All of the floral photography in the collages are his and they are mind-blowing. As soon as I saw them, I knew they'd be a PERFECT fit. Now, if I could actually work with him #IRL on a project, I'd be set.
All of his work is incredible - but I was drawn to his Electric Blossom exhibit in particular. Just. WOW. I've never seen anything like it! I paired his work with a couple of my favorite strong, free and courageous women - Cleo Wade & Brie Larson - as well as some 1970s editorial fashion images from this article.
What I wouldn't give to create endless graphics centered around the bold forms and colors of his work and the bold women of our generation carving a path for the future of women and our world.
ALL THE LOVE.
Love & Blessings,
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This week's Color Story is dedicated to one of my Best Friends, my Shnookums, Natalie! Today is her birthday and when I think of her I think of a bubbly, goofy, loving, silly, loyal and sunshine-y lady - it's one of the reasons I call her my Sunshine - no really, I do.
Happy St. Patrick's DAY!!! Almost. Tomorrow is my favorite holiday, so this week's Color Story was easy to draw inspiration from all things Ireland, Green, Rainbows & Luck.
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day - this week's Color Story is celebrating the lighter, "girly" side of being a Woman.
This week, my meal planning and the thought of trying out Vegetarianism for a while made their way into the Color Story...
This week's Color Story is inspired by the delicate opulence of the Baroque, Rococo & Victorian time periods in design + architecture.
Strong, Free & Courageous - the three words that inspired this week's Color Story and led to a brand design focused on Brave & Beautiful Women!
The second week focused on 'Classy' as the theme word - only this time - with a more masculine take.
When I think of a 'Classy' period in time, my mind goes wandering off to the Victorian Era, the 1920s, 1940s and the Mid-Century Modern Era. For this color story, I went with a whimsical, feminine direction including some Mid-Century Modern and 1920s influences as well as the epitome of class herself - Audrey Hepburn.
I love daisies. They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower? - Meg Ryan
Whenever I think of the word 'Friendly' this quote always comes to mind, although I don't usually think of You've Got Mail until the fall when all I want to do is buy bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils...
Heading into 2017, I've got a lot of goals and dreams I'm seeking to make progress in and achieve. One of those areas is my design work and blogging. Consistency is hard for me if I don't have built-in systems. Last year I worked on creating those systems for my design process, but didn't quite get there with my blogging. This year, I'm diving in deeper to REFINE [hint hint] those processes and build in the structure and accountability I need in order to grow and make progress.
As part of that, I'm starting this Color Story Project in which I go through the process of designing a mood board and color palette from start to finish each week.