Monday, April 12, 2010

Yellow the color of Anticipation

Yellow is a color typically saved for accents except for the spring when it bursts forth from the drab winter landscape. Then and only then is it a welcomed color, in fact, we've waited for it, anticipated it. Yet the rest of the year, yellow is avoided. Calling a shade of yellow "school bus yellow" causes us all to wince, yet in spring, we see it all around and are glad for it.

That's why when I needed a new profile picture, I asked my photographer son to take a few pictures. He suggested outside because of the light and I suggested the profusion of forsythia in the back yard.


I love the yellow of the forsythia in the bright sunshine. It's anticipates the bright sun of the summer with all the smiles and laughter.

Yellow finds its way into my art beads too. I couldn't help but add it to the Surreal Rhythms series and entitle it "Flame."


Last spring, Jeannie Dukic designed a lovely primary colored necklace around one of my primary colored spiral focals.


I love the frosted yellow glass links which I anticipate would go perfectly with some Vintaj brass.


Yellow is the color of Anticipation, of Spring and smiles - we brighten up in the spring when we see a daffodil, if we incorporate a yellow art bead or two into our designs, then we symbolize a smile and spring.

16 comments:

maryharding said...

Beautiful new bead. Love the photo of you in the forsythia smiling. Nice color concept for anticipation. Hadn't thought of it that way before.

Sheila said...

Awesome pics and love the first. Bead.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks Mary and Sheila - I love the way the yellow glass will make a slim brown outline on the blue - it's a reaction between the different colored glasses.

Mary, I think yellow gets a bad "rap" because we don't always use it the right way or we overuse it - we need to re-think yellow! Glad you've got another way to think about it :-)

angelinabeadalina said...

Tell the Teen he took some great pictures of you! I love the yellow of forsythias, although, you're right when you say it's welcome in spring but not all year long. . .at least, that's the way my relationship with yellow works.

P.S. Your beads and links make yellow look all-year-round worthy!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Ang! He did a great job. If I get you to think about yellow differently, I've done my job today! LOL!

EmandaJ said...

I love yellow, it is one of my favorite colors -- my whole house is painted a lovely, sunny butter-yellow which sings when the morning sun streams through the shades and warms in the winter to help us feel cosy. And I LOVE daffodils.

Love the new photos too.
Emanda

Sue Doran said...

I like yellow for sure but whenever I make yellow jewellery, it never sells! I find it needs toning with cognac and amber tones before people will buy. I love your new pictures - your glasses are almost identical to my new ones! What great taste we have :-)

Stacey said...

I love yellow! Your beads are beautiful. I don't create with yellow enough - it's all over in my house but seldom shows up in my work - I think I need to change that! Thanks for the inspiration!

Eve said...

I need to make more yellow earrings, it is such a lovely colour. And my town is swamped with daffodils!

Your outside pictures are wonderful!!

Jeannie said...

Cindy I love the new bead and you know I admire your work and what you do in the beading community. You're an inspiration to us all.

Nicki said...

you are right, yellow is the color of anticipation. I love that beads although I am not a person that uses a lot of colors. And the forsythias a just pretty.

JanelDudleyBeads said...

Yellow is underrated! It is such a bright, bold and beautiful color! Love your blog post and your pictures!

PixieMuse said...

The close ups with the yellow flowers are amazing! What a strange plant. I've been reading a lot about colour therapy, so I'm very concious about the colours I'm attracted to as it says a lot about my mental state and what sort of energies I need at the moment. Yellow is uplifting and stimulating, it will get you going. I was very attracted to yellow for a while when I needed to get my but in gear and get out of a rut. But too much yellow can cause people to be high strung, so it's only natural to not want everything to be yellow all of the time. Ok ok will stop my colour therapy rant now, hehe ;)

Cyndi L said...

LOL!! School bus yellow...I always called it KMart yellow, but whatever you call it, it sure looks GREAT in the spring. I love "Flame"

heather said...

I like the new pictures- you look great in yellow! Keep smiling. Love the "Flame" bead too!

Chelsea Girl Designs said...

Love the forsythia pic. Love yellow this time of year it's so uplifting. Thought you might enjoy my Treasury on Etsy featuring Daffodils & Honey

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c18df3c80368eef7a8de526/daffodils-and-honey