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