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Unleash your creative expression with open-ended watercolor prompts from the author of A Field Guide to Color.
With 62 cards, The Color Meditation Deck offers over 500 potential combinations for endless color meditation opportunities. This deck gives you the mental space to concentrate on the act of creating itself instead of the anxiety that facing a blank page can give. It also adds a layer of surprise and challenge, helping you to break out of “creator’s block” and find fresh inspiration.
Draw a color meditation card (such as “Triangles”) and a parameter card (such as “Limited Palette”), grab your watercolors and paper, and get creative! Paint triangles in rows using red, yellow, and green. Or paint them in a star-shaped pattern. Or paint them willy-nilly across the page in all different sizes (equilateral? isosceles?). You can begin with the full-strength colors and then slowly add in white to tint them lighter each row. The options are endless and it’s totally up to you! You can do quick versions in 5–10 minutes or really slow down and paint for as long as you’d like.
Whether you are an experienced artist or just getting started, these cards will not only lead you to a new relationship with paint and color but will offer a meditative break that can open you up for ideas and inspiration in all areas of your life. With a booklet on basic color theory, materials, and suggestions for how to get started, the deck stands on its own—it is also a perfect companion for fans of A Field Guide to Color who are looking for more color meditations. The package offers a beautiful and colorful cigar-style box with magnetic closure.
About the Author
LISA SOLOMON resides in Oakland, California with her husband, daughter, an assortment of oddball rescue pets, a garden, a backyard studio, and a bevy of art supplies. She received her BA in art practice from UC Berkeley, her MFA from Mills College, and has been an Adjunct/Visiting Professor in the Bay Area for over fifteen years. Her layered mixed-media works and grand-sized installations often utilize unconventional mediums, humor, and color to explore gender, identity, and personal histories, as well as the nature of art and craft itself. As a Hapa (her mother is Japanese, her father Caucasian), she sees hybridity—in materials, in concept—as integral to her practice. She is profoundly interested in bridging the gaps between being creative, living creatively, and making a living as a creative.