Happy New Year to all! I hope that this year will be a bright, positive, happy and brilliant time for all my family and friends.
To celebrate a new year, this art tag remembers the past with some torn paper and an old broken zip which is opened to reveal a colourful and sparkling future year, in the form of cut paper and glitter stars. I included snippets of a colour which trendsetters are calling this year, "ultraviolet"
Pantone describes ultra violet as a “provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that embodies individuality and spirituality. According to the company, it alludes to the mysteries of the cosmos and the unknown.
Laurie Pressman, vice-president of the Pantone Colour Institute, said: “The Pantone colour of the year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” ( The Guardian)
Perhaps this is true when you consider that the classical Chinese associated 'purple' with spiritual awareness, balance and harmony - the world certainly needs a good dose of that! Of course, interpretations vary with culture - in European tradition, purple represented royalty, extravagance and later, it has been recognised as a colour symbolising mourning.
Regardless of the symbolism, I don't think I will be setting any trends this year as I do not have "ultraviolet" in my wardrobe. Perhaps I should have paid more attention this morning when I dressed. I have just read:
In some South American countries wearing colored underwear will determine your fate for the new year. Red underwear means you’ll find love. Gold means wealth, and white signifies peace.( 25 Strangest New year Traditions Around the World)