Still dreaming about red here! Although I lik the last spread, it's more of an "It's okay, but it's not great" kind of like. Maybe I just should say that I like bits and pieces of it. As my good friend Kim would say, "It has precious bits." The heaviness of the spread doesn't appeal to me; I want "light and airy."
I sat down with Google and began to do some research, and it kept me entranced for almost 2 hours.
The Japanese have a word, "Kohaku, " which literally translates as red and white. Kohaku marries celebration and happiness. Cool, isn't it?
Red symbolizes strong emotion rather than intellect. Aha! I finally admitted to what my heart knew....I was thinking too much, not just playing with the color and enjoying.
Excitement, energy, wpeed, sterngth, passion....red!
Just play, Paula. Just play.
So, I lay down some titan bluff and some whie. I made some random red marks. Some I ended up covering up. No matter. Just play with the color!
I dug through my box of "words," clippings from magazines or newspapers that have managed to grab my attention. Look what I found! Serendipity! In nearly everything I read, red "radiates a life force." Think "Red Cross."
"Use red when you don't want to sink into the background."
Red letter days,
Red carpet treatment,
Red sky at night, a sailor's delight,
Paint the town red!"
99 red balloons.
Little red corvette.
The red caboose.
Red Hat Society.
Little red wagon.
Red, Hot, Chili Peppers!
Lots more to share...have a got your wheels spinning yet?
Go ahead...play with red. I dare ya!