Monday, January 19, 2009

Yellow and pink

Yellow was better than i thought but i have never used it on it's own. It was always a colour i used to enhanced another.
But it wasn't as bad as pink.. I am not a pink person. There is a story behind it.

When i was a little girl, my mum decided to paint my room pink, and along with that were pink pillows and bedspread. It wasn't a nice light pink.. it was a brighter than bright hot pink and when night came, we had this orange night light at the stairway next to my bedroom... and it shone into my bedroom... and the hot pink became red like a furnace. The stairway light would cast long shadows from objects in the bedroom, towering across the ceiling and i would be shaking in the bed terrified. I must have thought it was hell. I cannot quite remember what happened after because many many years later when i visited that room again, it was no longer pink. So while others think of nice pink bunnies and flowers, pink reminds me of monsters...
The pink house below is a reminder of that pink room. I think it will be my first and last pink item. Initially i drew a pink monster... then thought i didn't think anyone would understand LOL so i painted over him and presented this tamer version of the pink monster.

9 comments:

mystele said...

hahaha! love the scary pink story. your pages are awesome as always!

jetfuellines said...

I really love all the a paintings you did this week. And the pink story is so entertaining. Funny what we remember and what we don't...
Best wishes, Jess

Pattio said...

Well I can understand why you don't like pink! I love your yellow page. The colour week was really interesting. All your work is so inspiring.

wanda miller said...

Love your yellow idea, sulea. and for not liking pink i thought this is a greaat one! your story was so amusing. wanda marie

miz katie said...

Pink was sooo hard to do.

I had a pink bedroom growing up, too. It was a light pink, and I liked it. I'm not so sure these days, though.

Pat said...

Love all your painting this week. Interesting pink story.

Xanapan said...

WOW Sulea - been 'down south' and look how busy you've been while I was away. Great to see your art and that you are enjoying it as well. Particularly love the Green & White!

hugs
Christina

Mischief Maker said...

The pink monster is inside the house locked away for all eternity.

Mischief Maker said...

Can't find the comments section for your last blog so I have put it here. Sweety, that long weekend you had was a couple of weeks ago ... as a big fan of your artwork I am hanging out for the next installment. My nights are sleepless with anticipation so if you see me yawning at work IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT! :0)