Project Athena - Day 183 (roygbiv - b)

The Spectrum

This week's theme: the color spectrum. Obviously, I am not shooting in any particular order but the goal is to shoot each color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Should be fun and I am happy to be have some creative energy return!

I have been enthusiastically anticipating this theme because I LOVE looking at colors from a psychological, energetic, and emotional perspective. Let me be clear on one point, I don't think that every color has an innate meaning. Every culture interprets color differently and thus, we perceive color through our cultural filters and are trained to have different emotional responses to the same color. For instance, in Western culture, blue can mean trust, conservative, peace, depression, sadness, and is generally a masculine color. In China however, blue is associated with immortality, pornography and is a feminine color.

With this awareness, I can speak only about how I personally interpret and experience the colors as I move through the spectrum this week. Feel free to share how you interpret each color based on your personal experience. You can do this on the blog directly or on FB.

For me, blue is the color of creative expression. I have used the color blue in every single logo I have ever created for my creative businesses over the last 30+ years. It is a color that shines a light on our authenticity and uniqueness as creative beings and helps us disseminate our message to the world in a creative way. Blue supports the energy of the throat chakra, making our voices strong and clear. Its vibration is one of power, clarity, confidence and calm. It is also a welcoming energy in the arena of creative collaboration. The quality I love the most about the color blue is its energy of loyalty to one's own self.

Yes, it's gonna be a fun week indeed. Smiling again.

Blue Doors

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 26mm • F/20 • 1/8s • ISO 200