Pretty in Pink!

 

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Blossoms will run away,
Cakes reign but a Day,
But Memory like Melody
Is pink Eternally

Emily Dickinson.

Pink week in Wrapunzel-land was a challenging one for me (Rachel), but for many others, it gave them a chance to truly shine with one of their favorite colors! Today’s  gallery is full of beautiful, blushing shades and seemingly endless inspiration. Thank you ALL for your participation!

Back when I was in art school, we performed a very interesting experiment during our Color Theory class. Using huge solid-colored drop cloths, we created small “rooms” to study the psychological affects of color. In these make-shift spaces the occupants would be totally surrounded by a single color on all four walls, ceiling and floor. We would then spend a predetermined amount of time in these rooms documenting our feelings and what we observed from those around us. An interesting challenge for those beginning to academically learn about color! (scroll past the first collage for more)

 

 

When it came to the pink room, the pale hue chosen seemed to have a somewhat calming effect on both my peers and myself. The freshman group of art school students, with our high-capacity sponge-like minds, were now quite mellow and relaxed, which was quite an unusual sight for my creative group of friends and I!

It was later that I also learned of the shade known as “drunk-tank pink,” which is sometimes used in prisons as an attempt to subdue inmates. Another instance of this effect is how one sports team’s coach (who happened to be a psychology major) had the visiting team locker room painted pink  to mess with the minds of their opponents. Who knew?! I certainly didn’t and was shocked to find out that this color, which has become a sign of love and femininity, can hold a seemingly ulterior motive!

 

 

How about pink headwear? Can wrapping oneself in the color pink be a calming influence to those around us?  What have you observed about pink with yourself or loved ones? I’d love to hear about it in the comments, but before doing that, check out this week’s challenge below!

 


 

We’ve been wanting to do this week’s Challenge of the Week theme for some time! Coming from a calming color, to one that reminds me of home, seems like a natural transition. Take a look at the reveal video:

 

 

Would you like to be featured in next week’s collage? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzelecomforted. If you would also like them featured on next week’s blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 5 headshot-style photos per person – no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email us your pictures with the subject line “Challenge of the Week.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!

 

8 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink!

  1. Interesting about the colour experiment. The only pinks I wear tend to be dark tones, the deep plums. Why? Light pastel pink makes me feel powerless as though I’m waiting for someone else to do things for me. Plums make me feel confident without losing femininity. I once experimented with a rich magenta pink and had lots of compliments, but it made me feel too wired.

    As usual lovely wrapping ladies!

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    • Interesting that wearing that shade could have an effect like that! I haven’t worn pale pink since I was a little girl, but feel as though wearing it today might make me feel immature. On others it is fabulous! On me? Not so much.

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  2. I knew that a a lot of men’s prisons were painted pink, but the locker room paint idea is pure GENIUS! (Muah ha ha ha) *evil laugh*

    My daughter despises pink in all shapes and forms. She’s much more of a green and blue girl.

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    • The locker room thing definitely made me laugh, as well! I feel like women either love pink or hate it- there never seems to be an in between! I strongly disliked pink for most of my life until recently, so can definitely relate to your daughter, Yocheved!

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  3. I have a fuchsia pashmina that I love to wear, and every time I do I get mistaken for somebody else by some passerby!

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