Monday, April 25, 2011

Color….color…coloriscious…







The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
~Marcus Aurelius




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I may have mentioned before that I have synesthesia




a melding of the senses…of sorts.





Words and numbers and letters all have a correlating color

I remember names and places and dates… first by the color or colors




they construe in my mind





and they blend together and form other colors...to keep me on my toes.






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When I was introduced to Artist Michelle Armas’s work a few months ago...

I found it compelling. Almost musical in it’s flirtation with color.




She told me that

she also has a cacophony of color swirling around in her own mind


…she too has synesthesia.


“ It is how I do simple math...green plus purple equals black!” says Michelle

makes complete sense to moi.


yep.





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So…now I have a happy inducing Armas piece of work in my home.


An Armasm hee


And it has already enjoyed a few different rooms...

I imagine it will keep moving around leaving a happy little wake of color behind.

I have seen her work throughout blogland….Allison at My little Happy Place recently acquired one…

yum


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As did Jenny at MFAMB








If you are looking for a shot of color…some happy…a cacophony of thought.


and who wouldn’t...




If you want your own little insider world into synesthesia…




Michelle Armas is generously giving a 15% discount on her Art



to Lime in the Coconut Readers...


just type in COMEBACKSOON when you place an order
here:




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Color…what would we do without it?

Seriously?

40 comments:

Rick Forrestal said...

My head is dizzy with delight.
Thanks for the lesson in color . . .

I do love her work.

beachcomber said...

beautiful artworks!!
cheryl x

Al said...

Very interesting and colorful artwork.

Rebecca Street said...

Seriously!! One must have a little color!

An Urban Cottage said...

Do you say you were having a giveaway? I'm pretty sure I heard that. At least I read it between the lines. I'm a follower so sign me up for that painting. Pretty please.

Renae Moore said...

I love her work! AND I notice yours goes very well with your 'big butt chair'! Ha. I am going to check out the website, I can't wait to see more!
xx

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

OK, I think I've actually found a diagnosis I'd really LIKE to have! Your Armas is delightful - I'm even a bit jealy, as I can never decide which of her paintings appeal to me more. Total Armasm, fo sho!
Good call on this one. Goooood call!

P.S. - Thanks for the shout out!

threeladybugsliketoplay said...

I do love colour! Beautiful!

Jane Coslick said...

Without color I am invisible!!
It makes the design world go 'round!!!

Michelle's work is wonderful and so is your blog.
Art makes interior design work!!! I believe that the "blog art" that you and others create are changing the world...by your 'art', you educate, inspired,inform , and motivate the passion in all of us.

nkp said...

So, so beautiful...the art, your home, this wonderful post.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

What a wonderful post ...so interesting & informative... yet so pretty & colorful ...love the artist & her art work.... & the painting looks beautiful in your lovely home!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Gorgeous. Love the whole image.

Rachana Saurabh said...

Beautiful Colors.. Thanks for Sharing

-Rachana Saurabh
http://essenceofarts.blogspot.com/

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

LOVE this work, the colors are so happy!! Janell

susie q said...

I might have a strange form of synesthesia. Or it might be wishful thinking! Color invades every thought I think. Your Armas is gorgeous. As is your beautiful home. The painting does look fabulous every single place you prop it. I can't wait to show mine. But, Michelle has told me my photography skills suck. :-)

Bonnie said...

Great post. I too, have synesthesia. Never thought anything about it, until one day I realized that not everyone saw days of the week in color, months of year in spatial frames! My mind's calendar is beautiful! Love my colorful world...

Melissa said...

Very fascinating! I've heard of that before, but never known anyone with it. The mind works in such mysterious ways...

I love this art. I'm not normally into this type of painting, but I absolutely love all the colors in the paintings in her shop. And I especially love the Scwirt painting, though I'm not sure which I like more: the painting or the name Scwirt! :)

Lila said...

I agree, I love color. I love how you associate dates and things with color. Oddly enough, I remember things by somehow associating them to different rooms in my home. Go figure!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro
p.s. Love all of those pieces!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

what a great colorful artwork! like your style and your blog is amazing:)

www.madebygirl.com
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FanSea said...

lovely swirls and twirls of color. A sea of inspiration!
I am new to your blog, but I can tell just by the name that I am going to like it here!

Kristin Lea said...

i adore color!! such beautiful work!

Sarah said...

Nice post,really nice painting.
Had no idea their was a word for thinking in colour, excellent!
Sarah.

Renée Finberg said...

linda,
i saw the one art piece at jenny's and thought...
wow!!!
and now you???
what an incredible talent.
i love her style.
xx

anita said...

your a good teacher linda....the shot with the book art and new painting, perfectly inspired!

Velvet and Linen said...

it seems like some of my favorite people have synesthesia!
so, what color is my name? lol

i love your new artwork! thank you for the introduction.

xo brooke

The Polished Pebble said...

I love the color too Linda....super cheery and interesting!

xo kelley

simpledaisy said...

Very beautiful artwork!! Everyone needs a little color in their lives!!

Lisa said...

I just found your blog -- I love it! It's beautiful. I have synesthesia as well, connecting colors with numbers. It's just numbers though.

"Green plus purple equals black." Makes total sense!!

Your newest follower,
Lisa
http://chicmagnifique.blogspot.com

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Thanks for the introduction...love the purple and yellow piece and yours is so perfect!

becky said...

Breathtaking images, Linda...YES, I LOVE COLOR!!!! Fresh and clear as in WATER colors...lovely, colorFUL post!

Franka said...

What a lovely Blog!!!!

Salut!
Franka

Carolyn said...

Super rich and thick colors. I like it a lot.

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Seaside Style said...

Beautiful work, the colors just draw you in. thank you for sharing! I will be introducing an artist friend of mine from SC that is wonderful hope you can come by. I am learning to paint, would love to be that good!

Julie Khuu said...

Owow at least now I name there's a name for peeps like me :D Love the copy, love the color...great post, thanks for the clarification :D

Happy Weekend!

xo-Julie

Haute Khuuture Blog

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Linda so very incredible. I had never heard of synesthesia before your post. Michelle's art is beautiful. If you were having a bad day you'd just need to pull up a seat and get lost in one of her works. Thanks for the intro and thanks for the education too. Have a great weekend!

Deb

bikim said...

love
love
love
...
!!!!!!!!!!!!
gorgeous photos!
happy weekend,
Rosa

Stephanie said...

wonderful! I love that it is traveling around your home!

I googled synesthesia...who knew
I learn something everyday

x..x

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Ah...Michelle Armas! I have 3:-)

Lisa said...

Linda,
Oh my gosh don't you just love her way with color? A dance for sure. Whimsical yet dreamy yet so sophisticated. Her color combinations are brilliant. Just brilliant. What a generous offer. Thank you so much!
Xo Lisa

Lisa said...

Linda I have that same desk...use to be in my daughters room, was put in the basement :( but is now my new entry way table.... love it! Your house is the best .
Lisa

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