What color is your canvas?· 0 comments · Friend in the Closet, Living authentically
Human nature is to question what we “sense” as uncomfortable as distasteful, ugly, inappropriate, super cool or even disrespectful. The “what was the person thinking? or “where did they get the idea that mix worked?” or “Wow, takes a bunch of courage to leave the house in all those colors and patterns and carry it off so well”, are likely thoughts similar to those you’ve experienced, shared openly or kept to yourself and yet admired the persons who were fearless and confident enough to paint a unique canvas that would draw the attention of others. Reality, that person likely didn’t pay much attention to how it would be perceived by others, they just got dressed for themselves first.
This is not to suggest going out buying everything in magical Disneyland color and eliminate the safety of black, only consider you don’t fill your canvas with too much of one color, black. For those of you who might tremble at the thought of losing your black completely rest assured it has it’s place on every canvas!
You want your “canvas” to represent you not what others would chose or expect therefore, remember every canvas is unique to it’s artist and every artist empowered to chose the palate that will represent them. Slow down and before you travel the path of resistance think about the style canvas you want to paint and what colors can work on you. Eliminate all those negative messages associated with color now swimming through your mind, and try adding a hint of color daily somewhere whether it shows or not. Notice if you feel a difference. If it’s hidden think of the color as a secret.
Guaranteed to put a smirk on your face throughout the day knowing you have a hidden secret that is silly intellectually but useful if your day is riddled with difficulties. That intellectually silly secret might be the comic relief needed throughout the day.
So the next time you think of color as bad consider this, what would Disneyland look like all black, gray, navy and white? Boring!!!!!
“Fact is, first impressions are lasting ones and usually visual therefore how we chose to paint the canvas and be perceived will determine how well we want and will be heard.”
For the many who doubt the power of color I encourage you to take a look at “Brenda Cooper Style”. Perhaps you will rethink color after meeting her and witnessing the changes in your face, energy and the way others perceive you. I certainly did. Even with the vast knowledge and intuitive understanding I have about color it didn’t prepare me for the education I would get while watching and feeling the evolution of color being draped around my face. The way I felt and what I saw, affirmation of what I believed and shared with others prior to meeting Brenda. She confirmed what I felt about the effects of color and took it up several notches.
I do not claim to be an expert in color I only claim to own the canvas I paint daily. I follow my feelings and notice what it looks like and change if I’m uncomfortable. If I did subject myself to a canvas that gave me the “fidget factor” or caused my face to look like zombies from “The Living Dead”. It would be off and I’d start painting again.
You, the artist gets to paint your own canvas everyday however you chose. Why not chose to paint how you really feel? Challenged, think Disneyland or Fantasia somewhere on your canvas.
For more information about “Brenda Cooper Style” visit her Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/brendacooperstyle.
The best “gift” you can give your creative self.
In closing, painting your personal style canvas can be challenging if you allow your mind to tell you it is difficult. If only occasionally, let yourself be a child, indulge with abandonment and trust your color sense. The outcome might be refreshingly surprising.
Criticism or the indifferent comments doesn’t mean your canvas is not appreciated, it might just feel and look different to others.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Now go paint!!!!!