Welcome! I’m Beth Lowell. I created this blog as a place for people to learn about how simple use of color can impact their lives. I’ll be blogging a few times throughout the month and you can catch my posts by grabbing my newsletter.
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I’d love to help you
- Gain confidence in making creative choices
- Explore inspiration influenced by art, history and culture
- Learn about your color profiles
- Discover your trademark Zen design style
Digging deeper, here you’ll:
- Learn to hear, trust and follow your intuition
- De-clutter your mind to make better design decisions (even if you don’t want to de-clutter your space you can find out how to tame it)
- Rule the trends instead of being ruled by them
And Follow mine…
I have a nostalgia for times and places I’ve never been, influenced mostly by my childhood reading. My fascination with favorite stories lays largely in how description of color evokes mood and location… be it the English countryside, an Arabian desert or an Indian jungle. It’s no wonder that the fond memories of my childhood reading are inextricably bound to the vivid color palettes and patterns found in my favorite books.
I love the surprising ways color and pattern works, for instance using small busy patterns of a similar bright or bold color together to create a surprisingly relaxing background. Or teaming up wildly different colors from my favorite fruits and flowers, like orchid, pomegranate and orange, and play them against a neutral whose warmth or coolness is influenced by it’s crazy neighbors. Blending historical motifs with contemporary notions creates a bridge to comforting memories. Inspirations like fauna and flora, old handwriting, 19th century design and Asian motifs are main characters in my visual story.
It’s creating zen from chaos, finding the yin and yang between sometimes wildly disparate elements to create a balance that I am drawn to. This even drills down to my use of tools, pastel and ink, very different in nature, but very similar in their ability to capture the clarity of color and texture I desire.
I’m a whole brain thinker…
My background includes comprehensive training in both fine and commercial art at The Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. I have extensive expertise in training, specifically in drilling down to the details you need to know without a lot of theory you’ll never need, and I have a lot of neat items in to share from my metaphysical toolbox.
Join me and let’s enjoy the adventure together!