Today I have a lovely and inspiring guest post for you by Patricia Hall – about how flowers can inspire us and be a source of creative energy. Enjoy ~ Jess.
Creativity can take on all kinds of different shapes and forms. We can be inspired by the sound of rain on pavement, by a cloudless sky, or by a busy city street. The colors and rhythms of the world have bearing on our creativity; we draw on what’s around us for ideas.
Flowers are part of earth’s beauty; they can be bursting with vibrant color or come in subtle pastels. They can be tall, graceful, short, round, small or large. They’re nature’s way of decorating the earth. Since we draw our creative energy from our surroundings, different colored flowers can help to impact what we’re feeling and what direction our creativity will go in. Whether surrounding yourself with bunches of them in the home or sending flowers by post, they are a way to enlighten your and others’ surroundings.
How To Use Flowers For Creativity
Surrounding yourself with flowers and using their natural beauty to enhance your home and your creative vibe is easy. Most florists can create arrangements for you, or you can simply place your favorite flowers in vases throughout rooms to create a peaceful or stimulating environment. Colors are also shown to have certain effects on people’s moods. Read on to learn more about how you can use flowers as a source of creative energy!
White is neutral and will go with a great many things in your decorating scheme. It is a symbol of purity and cleanliness, and also brings summer to mind. White has a meditative quality to it; use it to contrast brighter colors. White gardenias and lilies will bring a calming mood to your atmosphere, and daisies will help bring a sunny disposition.
Red is the color of love and of passionate emotion. Red can signal intense feelings such as excitement, anger, passion, violence, and desire. Red is great for a burst of color and energy; try red roses or tulips to stimulate and stir the passion of the senses. And of course, sending flowers such as roses has long been known to be a sign of love and compassion.
The color yellow is cheerful and positive. It needs to be placed in small doses, however. Since it is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, it can become confusing or overpowering. Try a scattering of yellow roses or daffodils to perk up your creative spirit, or black eyed susan’s for a contrast color. Sweet and small buttercups are also a good way to liven one’s energies.
Purple is a color of romance and royalty. Its hue can range from a rich and deep eggplant to a light and soft violet. Crocuses and violets used in flower arrangements will bring an exotic and spicy spirit to the home and to one’s nature.
Blue is a tranquil, peaceful color that brings to mind the sky, ocean and the tropics. Being an opposite of red, which is more stimulating, blue will bring about a dreamy and calm state of mind, and its relaxing properties help to create an artistic mood. Some blues can be quite moody and sad, however.
If you’re looking for a pensive and introspective creative energy, try using navy or dark blue flowers to balance that out. People are said to be more productive in blue rooms – in fact, according to Feng Shui, blue is a water element, therefore bringing freshness to the atmosphere. The color blue also stands for intellect and spirituality, which can be extremely stimulating to a creative mind. Orchids, carnations and tulips are perfect for using in a room where creativity needs to happen.
Patricia Hall works part-time for a florist and flower delivery but loves to surround herself with flowers at any given point of time. Even in her free time she loves to involve herself with everything flora and fauna. “To me there is nothing more beautiful and global as the language of flowers – it is the easiest to understand all around the world in the same way. That is one reason why I truly admire flowers for what they represent in some ways – unity of all mankind!”