Gary, one of the warehouse dogs here at Happy Mango Beads, has become quite the fashionista. With a growing wardrobe of bandanas, Gary loves to surprise all the Mangoes with his favorite color of the day. I knew he was on to something when I would pull orders that matched his “outfit” and I have taken inspiration from Gary’s choices. Enjoy!
Yellow is one of the primary colors on the color-wheel, acting as a catalyst for many other colors. It is the color of gold, butter, and lemons, and is often associated with amusement, optimism, and spontaneity. It was one of the first colors used in prehistoric cave art, made from the yellow ochre pigment found in clay. The cave of Lascaux has an image of a horse colored with yellow estimated to be 17,300 years old. In ancient Mayan culture, it was the color for the direction South. It is associated with gold, giving it an eternal and indestructible aura. In the 20th century, it was a color of exclusion; Jews in Nazi-Germany were required to sew yellow stars onto their clothing to distinguish them from others. It is a color of high visibility and thus, used in road signs, stop lights, and turn signals. It signals caution, rather than danger. In the year 2000, Coldplay came out with a worldwide-famous single entitled, “Yellow.” Also, taxicabs and school buses are often yellow as it is the easiest color to see from a distance.
Gary, what does yellow remind you of?
Gary: My favorite ball!! I love that ball. I chew on it and fetch it all the time. I can always tell when it’s stuck under the sofa, because there’s that bright glimmer of yellow hiding under there. Just takes a little whimper before someone will get it for me (my short arms just don’t do the trick). 😉
What is your favorite thing about the color yellow? Does it inspire any of your designs?
Stay tuned for more “50 Shades of Gary”! And if you missed the last one, check it out here!
Beads and materials pictured include amber beads, an enameled copper pendant, an Indonesian center bead, African metal beads, resin beads, crow beads, sandcast beads, vinyl disc beads, recycled glass beads, amber mala beads with turquoise and coral inlay, Javanese glass beads, and leather lace.
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