August Break 2013 Feed

They Call Me Mellow Yellow

August Break, Day 3: Yellow.

Uh-oh was my immediate reaction, figuring that there was not much yellow to be found. Wrong...I was wrong.

And, that's what I love about photography, and these sort of prompts. When I'm dead in the water, as far as creativity goes, they help. I don't always need them, and that's one of the joys of the "August Break;" you can follow the prompts or not, your choice.

I've lived with splashes of yellow everywhere in my home; I just didn't really see them. When I hold the camera to my face, I really begin to "see." To literally see what's right in front of my face.

A chick that makes me smile, a box of crayons, a cn of lysol wipes in my studio...yellow! And, that's besides the obvious paint, crayons, and the like.

The teacher/learner in me wanted to find out a bit more, so I hooked up with my good friend, Google.

Wow...pages and pages of yellow and the meanings associated with it.

Yellow is the color of learning, the mind, and the intellect. Think yellow legal pads. Know that about 75% of the pencils manufactured in the US are painted yellow!

It's associated with logic and the left side of the brain, and it loves to "talk." Yellow is the color of the networker and journalist communicating. Yellow is the scientist analyzing both sides.

Yellow is the color of new ideas and the thinker.

It's the most visible of all colors...yellow crosswalks. Yellow taxis. It captures our attention more than any other color.

It's optimistic and cheerful, and it was one of the first colors used in prehistoric thought and considered to be important in many early religions.

Yellow is uplifting, illuminating, and it's been know to stimulate memory. We associate it with the warmth of the sun and the smell of a citrusy lemon. A yellow daffodil signals the end to winter and the beginning of spring.

And, of course, there's the negative side of yellow, but I'm choosing not to go there today. I've only touched on bits and pieces, just enough, I hope to whet your appetite, and to think a bit more about what surrounds you everyday.

Where can you find yellow?