Friday, September 23, 2011

Colour Therapy and Healing

I have always loved playing around with colour. During my art college years I would sit for hours just mixing paint and staring in awe at how the hues and tones changed, sometimes subtley and sometimes drastically. So much so that I would find myself gasping outloud. One colour in particular has always made me stop in my tracks, wherever I have seen it. (Not often though, it's quite rare!) It's a kind of violet, but not purple. Not blue and not lilac....I don't know why, it just puts me in a state of deep meditation! It engulf me!


I posted in a previous blog about my favourite colour. I believe there are two ways of looking at your favourite colour. On one hand, it describes you as a person, your character. Now this can change over time, we all evolve and that's why people may change their favourite colours throughout their lives. On the other hand, it may denote what you are lacking in your life. For example I have a tendency to open all the curtains as wide as possible if I feel low. I need the sun, I need yellow. I would probably say that yellow was my 'favourite' colour at that moment in time because I need it emotionally.
Lately I have been lusting after a certain green as well, but I don't know what it's called. Here it is on the walls, I find it so relaxing. I need to chill out!

Imagine a room in both these colours.....

So, anyway, let's get to the fun part, talking about how colour can make a huge difference to our lives. I have been reading a lot about this lately, I think that being a painter, the effect that my use of colour has on people is very important.
So what is colour?
Colour is simply light of varying wavelengths and, as such, is a form of energy. Within the visible spectrum of wavelengths, we have different colours. The longest are the reds and the shortest are the purples, with the other colours falling inbetween with their order of wavelength. On either end of the spectrum are infrared and ultraviolet lights which are also perceptible by other creatures such as snakes and honey bees.
Microwaves and X-rays can destroy living things and the sun has the power to destroy with its long and short waves. These are filtered out by the ozone layer which is being destroyed. The sun is ultimately a life giver and healer and was worshipped as such by the Ancients. This is why Yellow is the most uplifting colour of all.
The use of Colour as a Therapy is a truly holistic, non-invasive and powerful therapy which dates back thousands of years; evidence of this can be found in ancient texts from India, China and Egypt.
This light energy affects all living cells (as we all know, without light all living things are affected). Used in the right way, these different frequencies of light, i.e. colour, can have a profound and healing effect on all creation, human or otherwise. It is a well know scientific fact that everything has a vibration, that is to say that all things have their own vibration/frequency, and that includes us.
The Human body responds to colour through its various vibrations which correspond with the body's vibrations. Each part of the body resonates to a different colour, so when we are ill or emotionally troubled, we can use the appropriate colours to harmonize our vibrations and restore balance.
The general associations of the colours are as follows. (It gets more complicated as you look into hues, combinations of colours and each colour sending more than one signal. Some colours send positive signals, the others send negative ones.)

Reds, oranges and yellows are WARM and give a feeling of ENERGY, EXCITEMENT and JOY. Here in Van Gogh's painting 'Cafe Terrace at Night,' he deliberately uses indigo and blues for the night sky which juxtapose directly with the yellows and oranges of the candlelight. It makes you feel so warm and secure. You want to BE in that cafe!

Blues, indigos and purples are CALMING and COOLING. They QUIETEN the temperament and induce RELAXATION. However, too much can make us feel depressed and sad, as in Picasso's painting 'The Tragedy':

When we are well and healthy we will probably like most colours, but emotional and physical problems will tend to bring out preferences as I mentioned before. Another example is being attracted to red when you feel exhausted or run down, and blues when you need to rest and heal.
Next Entry: A Breakdown of each colour and how we can relieve emotional imbalances with them.

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Birds Become Fishes- Art, magic & Therapy for the Soul

Wishing everyone a Happy, Fulfilling and Prosperous Mabon!
Special wishes to all Librans, we're basking in those Sun's Rays until October 23rd!

Mabon~ The Autumn Equinox is the time when the Neopagan Sabbat of Mabon is celebrated.

Also called Harvest Home, which is a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits and natural abundance of the Earth, it is a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and God during the winter months.

Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. It is a time to honor Aging Deities and the Spirit World. Considered a time of balance, it is when we stop and relax and enjoy the fruits of our personal harvests, whether they be from tending to flowers and plants in our gardens, working at our jobs, raising our families, or just trying to make the best of the challenges of everyday life.

I hope you all like my little ''offering'' to the Goddess and Gods in all of us! 
Goddess Demeter had a covenant with death~all that dies shall be reborn. This is reflected in our Natural Seasons and Cycles as flowers and plants grow, die and bloom again in Spring.
The same is for our work, our efforts to make a success of things whether that is personally, professionally or otherwise. Now is the time when everything pays off!
(This relates to me right now. I have worked tirelessly for the whole summer in getting the business off the ground. Hoping to see some orders coming in!)

It is also a very important time for me being a Libran.
Today, 23rd September, the sun enters Libra! 
I've been feeling really out of sorts lately so this should clear away all that weirdness.
Librans are always seeking balance (Agreed!! All work and no play ~  what does THAT make Serena? Eeeek!) and at this time, the powers of light and dark are equal as the season turns. Libra represents the point of the soul's evolution where the focus is on outward manifestation for the last time before turning inwards.

So, as I said in my little arty offering above:

Actualize the fulfillment of your dreams!

Blessed Be,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Our Free Prize Giveaway is starting today!

Please check out this link which will take you to my facebook page. It has all the instructions there!
Birds Become Fishes Free Prize Giveaway

Here are some photos of the prizes:
Free Giveaway prizes

Good Luck to everyone!

Read all about it! Birds Become Fishes first FREE GIFT GIVEAWAY promotion!

Good Afternoon to all moondrops! It's a rainy, windy day here in Staffordshire, UK so I thought I should cheer everyone up by 'informally' announcing our little prize draw which will be taking place very soon. 
We've got 5 prizes up for grabs, all of them are either already available to buy in our shop, or will be available to buy after this draw. So don't worry your pretty heads if you don't manage to get your paws on something free this time around. 
These prizes are NOT old stock or things we can't sell, we just thought it would be a nice idea to get our name out there a bit now that we've got a website so peeps can see our work 'in the flesh' and appreciate how well made it all is and always with all our love and positivity!
So, here's the list:
  • 3 prizes of PHOTO MAGNETS. These are cool because they are the size of classic photos (4x6 inches) and stick to anything magnetic. Yes, like a fridge! The three winners will get to choose which of our images they would like on the photo magnet. (normal price £3.50 each).
  • 1 prize; 3 PACK OF PRINTED CARDS. Choose 3 images to be printed in our simple format. (normal price £4.50).
  • 1 prize; 5 PACK OF ART POSTCARDS. Choose 5 images to be sent to you as art postcards which can be sent to friends and loved ones, or framed. (normal price £5).
So, there's the list! How do you enter?
Well, I don't know if anyone has noticed the poor little Page called 'Tell a Friend'? It's desperately lonely and looking a bit pathetic so I thought we should plump its ego a bit! 
If you'd like to enter, go to the page and fill in the form. We will need your name and email address, (which we will NEVER display on the site or anywhere else, your privacy matters!) and you recommend a friend to our site. 
After the 'end' of the time for entering, we will randomly select 5 names (probably from my woolie hat) and those people will be contacted via email. They will give us the image codes of their preference and their postal address so we can send them their prize.
Sound good?
I will announce the starting date and time and the last day and time very soon. It's not 'first come, first served' so don't worry if you're not in the first 5. That's not a fair system! 
Please go to our Facebook Page and LIKE it if you haven't already as I will also be announcing the date on there:
Birds Become Fishes on Facebook
Blessed Be my dew drops, and have a great week! 
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Colour horoscopes- mine is spot on!

I just came across this by accident, but it made me smile because the first thing I noticed was my favourite colours....the ones I am always most drawn to and that I tend to use in my art work when I paint for my own pleasure.
I think it also explains a lot as to why I have chosen this path of creativity and healing. I really do want to make the world a better place and help people feel better. Awww!

Serena Grey
Your Color
You are intuitive and sensitive, and creating a more beautiful world is one of your innate talents. You have a propensity for design and choreography. It is important for you to share your life with others. Love and partnerships contribute greatly to your balance and happiness. Surround yourself with peace and beauty. Your personal color accentuates your natural grace and elegance. Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with it helps you move through any fear and indecision.
Month Color
Calm and soothing, October's color signifies love, beauty and balance. The color embodies the essence of peace and serenity while inspiring us to be strong and to take decisive action. Venus, the planet that rules the month of October, governs love and beauty. This is a great month to enhance your physical appearance and/or beautify your surroundings. Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with this color promotes balance and a sense of well-being.

Serena's Compatible Birth Colors
Serena's Color Wall

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