Hi there, everyone, it’s Sunday and I’m feeling blue. Nope, I don’t mean downcast. I mean literally, blue.
You could say that at Clarity we like the colour blue. It is, of course, our corporate colour, used in our logo. And of course, our website is many shades of blue. Hands up (or leave a comment), whose favourite colour is blue? I’m not sure if it’s my favourite colour, to be honest, I find it hard to choose – they are all so great. But it does have a strong appeal to nature with the sea and the sky. Not actually blue, of course, (that’s another lecture in and of itself because what we see as blue is probably not blue at the compound level but appears blue at what’s called the structural level) but they certainly appear blue. And it makes the heart happy to see blue with because of those associations with the sea and sky.
Blue is particularly fascinating in the art world, also. There are very few true blue pigments out there – which is why it used to be very expensive and highly sought after. And, as my wife informs me, is why the Virgin Mary is often standing out in bright ultramarine when portrayed in oil – back in the times when the Roman Church ruled the art world.
You can read a really cool article about the colour blue here: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-a-brief-history-of-blue it’s not long and a really fun read.
With that in mind, I thought I’d throw a little competition in celebration of the colour blue! I’d LOVE it if you could send me in any artwork you’ve done that is primarily blue in colour. You can either post a pic in the comments below, or you can email me at the usual place: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll give you all just over a week to get your artwork to me, and I will announce the winners on MONDAY the 28th September. Sound good?
I’ll enlist the help of my esteemed colleagues in the office to pick three winning designs – 1st, 2nd and 3rd – to receive a blue themed prize.
1st prize will be a pack of Antarctica Designer Card.
2nd prize will be a pack of Two-Tone Blue A4 parchment.
3rd prize will be a Clarity Felt Portfolio Bag, in blue, of course!
Alright, I hope I’ve added a little spark of excitement into your Sunday. But there’s just one more thing to say: SHAC is BACK. That’s right, Barb has spent the past week caring for her mum after her hip op (which I believe was a success). So, we’ll see you at 10am tomorrow, live on our Facebook page.
Well, that’ll be all from me then. Hope you’re not feeling too blue. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and don’t forget to send those ‘blue’ projects in for a chance to win.