Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Believe in Pink

“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles”, - Audrey Hepburn.

Like Ms. Hepburn, I, too, believe in pink. It is not as bold as red, not as royal as purple, but a subtle color that indicates something is feminine, yet strong.
Pink ballet slippers and tutus, pink heart shaped candy at Valentine’s Day, pink lemonade and ice cubes, the pink ribbon of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and of course, Victoria’s little secret. Pink says a lot about our how we are feeling on the day we wear pink or create something in pink.
When I create in pink, I am feeling like a girly girl, which is the farthest thing from who I am in my jeans and sweatshirt. But, inside I am feeling “pretty, oh, so, pretty”, as the song goes. And silly as it seems, pink is a soothing color.
The following clay artists are expressing their pink sides with these creations and each artist has interpreted pink in a visually different and exciting way.
I love the drama of this visually interesting and entertaining flower pendant titled “Fairy Flower” by KaelMijoy. She captures us with the movement of the spirals and as we are drawn in, the checks and squares stop us in our tracks. Once our vision has cleared, we continue on into the satisfying conclusion that is a spiral center and our eyes end at the finishing dot.

After the pleasant and sweet pinks of the Fairy Flower, we are taken to the dramatic side of pink in this magnificent dragonfly pendant by Kathryn Designs. The addition of gold and copper lend this pendant a deep red-pink color, which adds royalty and drama to this piece. The entire necklace is stunning and regal.

Again, metal leaf was a key part of a design when SecondSisteratMoArkJewelry combined her metal leaf with inks that resulted in a coral pink Monet inspired pendant. This color is appealing and for the adult woman. It reminds me of some of the hats that Jackie Kennedy used to wear. She was able to pull off a coral color with her dark good looks.

image A very classic look for Jackie.This photo looks like the color palette used for that Monet pendant.

EcclecticLadyland is my final choice for my pink expressions today. This particular polymer clay piece reaches up into our cosmos for inspiration and brings back some of the colors that you may see in a nebula. My favorite images are those the Hubble telescope has brought us and I love to look at the big sky and try and see the end.
Stars and Asteroids must have been inspired by the star cluster Pismis 24 that Hubble captured.

image Like a cosmic chandelier, the dazzling lights of the star cluster Pismis 24 hang over the dusty clouds of NGC 6357, a nebula about 8,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpius.
I believe in pink.
Julie and Blu


  1. Wow, these pieces are so's an honor to have my bracelet alongside these. Great pink post, thank you!

  2. What an beautiful post - I am not a "pink" person but you made me want to delve into the color more! Thank you so much for including my pendant in your blog. I am honored to be included among these beautiful pieces!:)

  3. So beautiful! Lovely post all around! Thank you for including my dragonfly:-)

  4. What a completely awesome post! You're talented writer and Smoosher Julie! You found some gorgeous pink pieces- true works of art!
    -Michelle of CretiveCritters