Mixing It Up: A Life Art Lesson

Published 22, Jun, 2010

Some colors you can’t mix. They have to be bought….primary red, yellow and blue. Other secondary colors are created when you mix the primaries in different combinations…

Some colors you can’t mix. They have to be bought….primary red, yellow and blue. Other secondary colors are created when you mix the primaries in different combinations… you get green, orange and purple. Now take a primary and mix it with a secondary and out come beautiful hues of red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, red-violet, blue violet and blue green. Therein lies the mystery of color…you have to start with something to create something new.

Life is a mix…we all start with something to work with. If you take what you have, work with it and use it in different combinations, your life may turn out more colourful. This sounds simplistic but artists know if you keep mixing over and over again, too often, you end up with black or grey tones. However, with some knowledge, artists can plan specific hues to use in creating a painting, allowing for some spontaneity in the process and thereby, making interesting palette combinations.

I was thinking that too much information or too much input and advice from others, if all used at once by an individual may only put someone into the grey zone, especially when composing a personal strategy to overcome HIV. It’s important to start with the basics (like red, yellow and blue): take care of yourself, listen to your healthcare team, eat well, get fresh air and exercise, and if treatment is prescribed, stick to it. That’s the essentials. How you do it makes you the artist. Your life canvas can only be created by you and you can you have some say in the product you want to see. There are some things we can’t control but there is reward in controlling the things that you can. Paint your life by using the basics but enjoy mixing it up!

 

 

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