Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's It To Hue? Tuesday! Pink & Green

Welcome back to What's It To Hue? Tuesday!

Thanks for all the great feedback! I'm tickled pink (haha) that other bloggers want to participate! I was honored to see that Chrissy at Naturalist Designs already has a piece up! (I will still do a link up reveal on June 7).

I've had pink & green on the mind all week. And I was seeing it everywhere!

Mint plant on the kitchen table and plenty of green outside.

In the bedroom.

I love this plant. It's behind me in my 'office area' and I've given lots of clippings to others.

And these are the plants along my right in my 'office area'.

Really - is this color supposed to make this medicine seem appealing?

I made these....

...to go with this shirt!

And I learned a bit about pink and green this week too in addition to what I posted about the chakras last week. One thing that stood out to me is the difference in what color means to different cultures. For instance, in Japan, pink is commonly used for both genders. Likely because of the cherry blossom color. In history, warriors were given cherry blossom branches when going to battle. In South Africa, the color pink is associated with poverty. In Korea it is the symbol of trust. But my FAVORITE thing I learned about pink and other cultures is that in China the word for pink translates to "foreign color". Apparently the Chinese didn't use the color pink until they came into contact with the Western world. And while we are discussing the Chinese, they use the color green for exorcisms and the color green symbolizes infidelity. The Irish consider it lucky. And green is the color of fertility in Egypt.

Tune in next week when I will talk about the meaning of pink and green in the Western world! In the meanwhile - I need to get going on my Margie & Me project! I love these color palettes Marcie chose and I can't wait to play with them!!!

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