Category Archives: COLOURS

A Splash of Colour Therapy – Silk, Dyes and Fun

I spent the last two days working on another couple of commissioned silk scarves and found myself really enjoying working with the vibrant colours. I was just thinking a few days ago how nice it would be to have my two different rainbow scarves side by side, when suddenly I got an order for one of each. Such a beautiful synchronicity. So I set about painting them in tandem, with the two frames set up at the same time, enjoying … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Silk Scarf Using Soya Wax

I’ve been having quite a bit of fun recently exploring soya wax again. Last week I painted a pink scarf with lotus motifs on it, using two layers of dye and soya. In the meantime it has been steamed but I haven’t had the opportunity to photograph it by daylight and catch the right shade of pink. So watch out for that appearing in the next day or so. Yesterday and today I’ve been working on a square silk crepe … Continue reading

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Silk Painting as the Perfect Colour Therapy

I’ve always had a great love of colour and when I discovered silk painting, I found the perfect way to give myself a dose of colour therapy on a regular basis. I had painted with acrylics, oils and watercolours in the past, but none of these artforms even came close to the intensity of colour I experienced when I first started to paint on silk. When the dye is still wet, the silk is almost outrageously vibrant, glistening and compelling … Continue reading

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Can Colour Therapy Positively Affect the Chakras?

It’s been many years now since I completed my colour therapy training but all in all, colour was always a huge part of my life. In a way, doing the training was just formalising what I wanted to do, allowing me to take the certificate and get out there to share what I had learned with others. I can remember much earlier reading about how ancient cultures used their amazing knowledge of the healing properties of the various colours to … Continue reading

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Colour Therapy Reflected in Business – Green as a Safe Option

I’ve been sharing a lot about the effect of various colours on both ourselves and those around us and thanks to Donna McCord (a woman in a man’s world) asking me about green on Twitter, I was prompted to publish this photo. It recently occurred to me that there was a fabulous example of this staring me in the face. There is a large building site directly across the road from us. A 3-storey building is being erected and it … Continue reading

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Colour Therapy: Wearing Blue Clothing (Part One)

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I have journeyed through some colours, looking at how their energy affects both you and those around you. Today we’re moving on to BLUE and to get the ball rolling I’ve made a small video for you on this topic. If you are any of these people I have mentioned here, then blue is definitely the colour for you. So what comes to mind when … Continue reading

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Colour Therapy: wearing green clothing (Part 2)

I wrote a little while back about the significance of wearing green clothing and promised to get back with some further thoughts on the subject. Colour is such a fascinating subject isn’t it and I’m sure I could write a list as long as my arm of all the keywords linked with green but what I really wanted to do was give a bit more insight into how wearing this colour can affect your energy levels and what subtle effects … Continue reading

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Colour therapy: wearing green clothing (Part One)

If you’ve been reading my posts in the last few weeks, you’ll know I’ve been discussing the impact we make on others when we choose to wear certain colours. So far we’ve been looking at the warm magnetic colours and seen how wearing red clothes puts you in the driver’s seat, wearing orange enhances the feel-good factor and wearing yellow clothes puts you in the limelight, attracting lots of attention to you. Today we’re putting the spotlight on green. Now … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Colour: Wearing Yellow Clothes (Part two)

I spoke in yesterday’s post on wearing yellow clothes about the signals you send to other people when you choose to wear yellow. And I promised to get back and tell you a bit more about our choice whether or not to wear yellow. As I already said, I’m not a great fan of yellow clothes but there are many people who just love to wear them. So what might be the reason for this? The first most obvious answer … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Colour: Wearing Yellow Clothes (Part One)

What a perfect day for writing about yellow clothes! It’s grey, really overcast and the rain is pouring down. But, as we all know, the sun is still there up above the clouds, shining in its full glory. We just can’t see it from where we are standing. And that’s what the colour yellow is all about. It is pure sunshine, packed radiance to lighten up your day. So go on, have a look in your wardrobe and count how … Continue reading

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