Sometimes, when there's something really important to say - and I mean really important - you don't say it with a speech or a thesis or an equation. The most important things in the world are communicated with the very simplest things.
Examples? A hug. A kiss. A wink. A smile.
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Each of these communicate a powerful idea with just color. It's why Black Widows are black and red, and Tigers are orange and black.
Color is understood by every living creature instantly, and always means something. Sometimes it's the difference between life and death.
This week, we had green, the color of the protest in the Iranian election. Doesn't matter why, doesn't matter what it means - it is green. And as you remember it, for whatever it becomes later, you will without thinking, remember the color of the images.
Suddenly, one day, someone came up with a one-click green overlay for users' icons on Twitters to show solidarity with the idea of democracy. My timeline filled up with sort of ghostly green versions of my Tweople. It was interesting. There was very little talk, and a sea of twittery green.
All of our technology, all of our news, and blogs, and RSS feeds, and streaming video, and it all is clearly, perfectly, wordlessly communicated with just... green.
As an artist, I couldn't resist it. So today I don't think I'll give you a whole card. I think I'll just give you some color. The primary colors, to be exact.
I know everyone has been talking about their new SU goodies, and I also know times are hard for many many crafty people across the red, white & blue. So I would say that you don't need something new to make something new. I went for the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I bought these when they first came out and they're still among my faves. So easy to use. Just little scribbles of color
and blend with an aquapainter. I used watercolor paper.
And a few final things.
I'm way behind on my Maddie stamp notecard sets, so please forgive me. They're coming! :)
Second, I am doing the 48 hour film competition this weekend, so wish me luck. I won't get much sleep!
Third, I got my Sockington shirt the other day and it's sooooo cute! He said to send pics of them in and I did and I was the first one and won his secret Sockington contest.. Here is his four footed bloggings about it.
Of course, as Linda calls them - S&M (hee hee) - could care less and wonder when they're getting their own website with 600,000 followers.
For various reasons, we believe one of their parents was a Siamese. Head shape, vocalization, their body type. What's funny is that Maddie has a normal Siamese howly talk. Splotchy however, has a crazy squeak that is a cross between the mermaid noises Darryl Hannah made in Splash, and a coyote. I'll have to record it.
Until then, Splotchy and his sleepy shadow would like to say TGIF.