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Finding the Yellow

So, I like to blog about colors.   Today i’m going with yellow.

According to Wikipedia: Yellow (/ˈjɛloʊ/) is the color evoked by light that stimulates both the L and M (long and medium wavelength) cone cells of the retina about equally, with no significant stimulation of the S (short-wavelength) cone cells.


I’m an artist and I think with the right side of my brain most of the time. This definition seems to have lots of left brain words in it and I struggle to even READ it!

Yellow is another one of those colors (like green) that we associate with good and bad, bag examples being things like jaundice and cowardice. Good being things like joy, sunshine, happiness, energy. Oh….and there’s caution! (that can be good and bad I guess)

 Today…I’m painting alot of yellow and choosing the good side, joy.       Joy is a choice we make. It doesn’t mean life plays out just the way we want it. We win and we lose.   ((The losing part stinks…I know.)) But….we can color our day yellow if we want to. (Start with your thoughts, because most of the time that is where the color of our mood begins and lingers.)

I’m thankful today, and will choose joy even though I could give you a list of reasons to put my head under the covers and stay there with a box of tear dabbing kleenex.