neon in nature

Feather

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good morning and happy tuesday. i hope your week is off to a good start! it’s officially almost summer! the weather’s been a little crazy with lots of rain and humidity over here.

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it’s brutal but actually  has been creating pretty random prisms everywhere from the oil on the street to rainbows in unexpected places.

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then again i guess rainbows are always unexpected!

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color theory

anyway i took the opportunity to use it for another color post.

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candy and i were contemplating the incomprehensibility of the vibrant neon in a peacock feather the other day.

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we wondered where else you’d see so much  brilliant color (let alone tones that are basically fluorescent), in mother nature’s palette.

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i’ve been kind of a minimalist for the past few years, really loving the serenity of whites on whites.

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but these color posts have challenged me to look at things in a different way. it was hard at first to find decor that was inspired by the neon-ness of rainbows without being gaudy.

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but it’s everywhere from casa mexicana

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to boho chic

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to a rococo room!

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humans never cease to amaze me with their creativity and homage to everything from flowers to birds to fish.

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so does man imitate nature? it certainly isn’t the reverse!

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and boy do we love a riot of color!

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of course once i started looking for neon was absolutely everywhere

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the combos are magnificent

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and even when they’re subtle

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they’re strong

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kind of wild when an entire town or village comes together to show their love for color

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maybe there’s something magic in it

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a bridge to another dimension?

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the best part of working on the post was the realization that the neon in the feather or the flower was just a microcosm for the really big neon rainbows

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in the sky

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in the cosmos

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in the milky way (nasa)

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daily galaxy- The Unbearable Beauty of the Nebula

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throughout the entire universe

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ahhh well, i could have gone on and on with this post, i fell deep into a vortex that was far from a black hole.

i was just about to push publish when i stumbled onto fractals. don’t get me started!

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and that’s the beauty of the both the world and the web i guess. there’s always another layer do discover.

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but we have to save something for tomorrow after all! for now, have a beautiful, colorful day!

June 11, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Bright Color, fractals, Neon, Rainbows, Uncategorized.

19 Comments

  1. Karen Lacombe replied:

    Wow, Claudia you continue to inspire us. Thanks for a gorgeous post.

  2. Melissa replied:

    These are some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. I’m heading to Pinterest to grab some of these for my boards. I used to be a neutral gal, too, but a Red Grooms print inspired me to add color. My accents of raspberry, lime green and sapphire blue add pops of color to my house and make me very happy. Thanks! You’ve made my day!

  3. Peggy Braswell replied:

    Wow, these are some beautiful pictures + great post. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  4. mspinguu replied:

    Wow! These pictures and your interpretation are amazing. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  5. Lisa replied:

    All things French aside I think this is one of my favorite posts…thank you. You continue to inspire the artist in me!!
    C’est Genial!!!

  6. MJH Design Arts replied:

    Thank you…….you really got me going with this post. So inspiring to seek more.
    Mary

  7. curiousclare replied:

    How wonderfully vibrant! This post certainly perked me up on this dreary, rainy, winter day in Aus!

    Clare x

  8. Keri replied:

    I am like you in that I’ve leaned on neutrals & tone on tone palettes. But on the other hand I positively crave color. These photos are full of inspiration!

  9. catarinalalanda replied:

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  10. Karen Albert replied:

    My bedroom is the only room in the house that is not full of color, Sometimes it is subtle tones on tone other times vibrant energizing and spectacular!I love to switch out pillow colors for the season as well!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
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  11. Claire Crosbie replied:

    Just beautiful. I love colour :-)

  12. pixelrites replied:

    Wow – just beautiful !! In Sydney we are experiencing a mild Autumn and as I look out of my window there sits a tree ablaze with a golden rust colour. Colour in nature – love this blog. thanks

  13. vickiarcher replied:

    Loving these neons Claudia… Brightens up this day… xv

  14. Style Maniac replied:

    Well, that woke me up — and made me smile. Gorgeous color display and array. Merci!

  15. Lumi replied:

    Love it.

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  17. Jean at Dross into Gold replied:

    I think I was meant to stumble on this post today. The sheer brilliance of the images and the expansiveness of the natural sources took my breath away. I am filled to the brim with beauty, energy, and awe. Thank you.

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  19. Carmen Vega Reina replied:

    This blog is awesome, keep posting mega bright, highly pigmented pictures. Feels good not to be alone in our color passion!

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