Psychology of Color

Colors can subconsciously tell us about our feelings, moods, businesses, etc.

Red-

Passion – Strength – Determination

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Orange

Energy – Creativity – Warmth

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Yellow

Happiness – Optimism – Fun

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Green

Abundance – Growth – Health

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Blue

Calmness – Stability – Communication

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Purple

Wisdom – Spirituality – Imagination

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Pink

Love – Uniqueness – Compassion

snow capped mountains under the cloudy skies

Brown

Grounded – Safety – Natural

aroma aromatic art artistic

White

 Wholeness – Purity – Wellness

nature flowers garden plant

Black

Protection, Power, Elegance

person carrying black cat

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Top 20 Crystals for Beginners

 

Whether you have been collecting crystals for years or are just discovering their spellbinding beauty and purpose, here is my review of the top 20 Crystals-Minerals-Gemstones-Rocks Remember as always, your intention is what matters most.  The energy you give, is the energy you receive.

Top 20 Crystals for Beginners

 

Clear Quartz

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Amethyst

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Citrine

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Carnelian

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Rose Quartz

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Lapis Lazuli

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Celestite

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Labradorite

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Aventurine

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Kyanite

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Tigers Eye

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Turquoise

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Black tourmaline

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Selenite

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Moonstone

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Malachite

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Fluorite

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Jasper

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“WasteLand” Documentary Response

ImageImageReview by AW

Vik Muniz is famous for creating artwork made from unordinary and unique materials. Muniz has made images using peanut butter and jelly, toys, junkyard materials, sugar and more. “Sugar children” was one of Muniz’s most important series of pieces in his career because it impacted a group of people and audience. The portraits made from sugar represented the Caribbean sugar children whose parents work 16-hour shifts in the sugar field. Similar to the significance of the sugar children, the Brazilian garbage pickers from Rio de Janerio’s Jardim Gramacho also sends a powerful message. The documentary shows the process of Muniz’s new idea to create a series of portraits using material from the world’s largest garbage dump in Brazil. The portraits of the pickers were made out of trash and recyclable materials on a large scale. Muniz used the materials from the landfill including the dirt to fill in the shadows. He engaged in the space of a whole building to mirror the photographs on the ground. The pickers helped place bags, toilets, shoes, bottle caps, baskets, dirt, and more thrown away materials to bring the images to life.His work gave the pickers pride in what they do and rewarded them for all their hard work. The proceeds from one of the pieces sold for over $50,000 dollars. 

The documentary shows how equal humans are because whether you are rich or poor, your garbage goes in the same place. People rarely think about where there trash goes, so it is easy for them to sit around and constantly throw things away. The pickers do not view the garbage as reusable material rather than trash. They also see the material as money because it can be recycled. Many of the pickers have dreams like being a cook or librarian, but are currently working to survive. Muzis and the pickers use something that would be typically seen as ugly and showed it’s success.  

“Wasteland” was an enlightening and honest documentary when revealing the life of a picker. I couldn’t imagine making only 20-30 dollars a day after digging through all the trash at the landfill. It would be hard as a picker to see all the reusable materials like books, shoes, clothes, blankets, and more items that people simply toss out. This documentary makes me more aware of the things I throw out and if I could recycle or donate the material to someone who needs it. Personally, I gained more appreciation for what I have and became more aware of the environment.

The inspiring stories of the pickers represent an impactful message through their portraits by Vik Muniz. Muniz is a creative and humble artist whose goals were admirable. The goals Muniz had during his process were to change the life of a group of people. After creating stunning portraits of the pickers out of the trash, Muniz gave the proceeds back to the people. Muniz stated how he already had everything, so he wanted nothing but to give back.

Muniz was an average person who cleaned up the dumpsters at work and grew up poor. Muniz has a positive view and outlook on life. He was able to achieve his dreams still after being in the middle of an argument he was not involved in and getting shot. I respect Muniz and his goals because this documentary was more about the overall mission andpeople rather than himself. It is uplifting to see the process of the pickers and their perspective of life. It was a shockingly beautiful process and an inspiring message to people about our environment and their daily habits.

Artist Misson

I live in the moment through my artwork. As an artist, it is important to pause life for a moment and appreciate its beauty and be grateful for everything by fully being present. Now is all we have.

There is inspiration all around us
if we take the time to appreciate it.

My purpose is to bring to life the things I visualize with meaning, emotion, and energy. Keeping an open mind and perspectives to new resolutions and sharing creative beauty with others. Being an artist allows me to express thoughts, feelings, and experiences freely with endless possibilities. Anything that I can imagine can become a reality. This does not only apply to art, but to any life situations. I believe if you want something you can make it happen.

Art is about passion. A need to create something that is inspiring and infinite to everyone. A learning process of self. Asking questions- WHAT? WHY? HOW It is important to do the best you can and always stay true to yourself.

If you have motivation, willpower, and dedication to succeed, it shall be.
As you work for your goals you can achieve anything. It is valuable to learn from mistakes to make yourself better. Even if something goes wrong, it is vital to have an optimistic outlook so that you make the most of your situation and see the good in what it can teach you.

In “Choosing A Mission” from In the Making by Linda Weintraub it states, “Missions can revert time by returning to a past era, slow time by expanding the moment, create time by multiplying perspectives, stop time by creating monuments, or extend time by perpetuating a tradition or anticipating the future.” I find these words relevant to an artistic world because it illustrates all the potentials art has when expressing moments in time.

My purpose as an artist is to be myself and find a style that expresses who I am and what I believe in. Finding my purpose as an artist is like finishing a puzzle. Each day I uncover a new piece. During my journey as an aspiring artist I hope to enlighten, help, and inspire others. Art has something to offer for everyone whether it is school related, a hobby, or something they do once in a while. Every person has a unique way of expressing him or herself.  Creative Instinct. Art is a reflection of one’s soul and mirror of one’s mind. Art is beneficial for meditation, therapy, and self-expression. I imagine helping others through my artwork. I hope to show others the many benefits it can create.

A List of Lessons

Imagine
Create goals
Do Good
Never give up
Always try
Learn from mistakes
Give space to grow
Appreciate each moment
Be the best you can be
Be inspiring
Help others
Stay strong
Sensitivity to surroundings
Thoughtfulness
See new perspectives
Speak up
Give support
Be humble
Embrace imperfections
Learn, but understand
Observe details
Apply knowledge
Act in peace
Handle with care
Think of new possibilities
Express positively