Friday, April 17, 2015

Colour for Creatives Workshop - A Colorful Catalyst for London Travels

There are a million good reasons to travel to London and Paris, but this trip started with a little pop of color - or colour, to use the British spelling. Last fall at our Enchanted Bloggers Lunch, my wonderful friend and fellow artist Patricia of PVE Design mentioned a Colour for Creatives workshop she planned to attend in London in the spring - could I come, too? What a fantastic idea. Fast forward a few months, add some serendipitous timing for traveling with and visiting friends, and my bags were packed - with Mr. H. in tow.

Fiona Humberstone is an author, speaker and creative catalyst. She helps small businesses style their brands, enabling them to attract and engage customers - recently she's been working with my friends Carolyn and Cynthia from The Buzz Blog to update Diane James Home and I can't wait to see what they come up with. 

Our day with Fiona focused on color psychology and how we can use it to gain a deeper understanding of our brands, making them more authentic, engaging and dynamic. Color was the catalyst to help us paint a clear picture of our businesses and what they stand for at a personal and emotional level. Since I've just started the process of creating branding for I Dream Of Studios and building a website, her guidance couldn't have been more timely - inspiring, energetic and full of ideas, in a few hours Fiona gave me insight not only to my brand, but what defines my work as an artist, what makes it unique to me.

Also inspiring was the opportunity to work side by side with PVE! (That's her mood board above). To become immersed in color, talk about creativity, our shared experience as artists... I hope it's the first of many artful adventures the two of us get to have together.

If you can't travel to London, Fiona's Book How to Style Your Brand launches in May. (I've already ordered a copy!) In it, she walks readers through the process of styling their brands in order to create something deeply personal and compelling.

What colors compel you? What do you think they say about you and your life?

Happy Friday, all. Hope you have a colorful weekend! XO


  1. Believe it or not, muted colors do the trick for me. I am in love with pure white, aged gray, but then a POP of aqua. I am not one for red or pink, but now that spring is here, I am welcoming the natural pinks of a perfect bunch of roses, the purple of grape hyacinths, and the fluffy love of pure white tulips. Enjoy your color extravaganza, Jeanne! Anita

  2. Jeanne,
    What a trip and to share this with you, the workshop, London and all the fun we had....I cannot wait until our next adventure! Sure to be colorful!
    Colour......I love black and white and then the colors of Spring so yes, I learned that I am a compelled to the colours of Winter and Spring. I can be moody and deep like Winter and then playful and bouncing off the walls like the energy of Spring blooming!
    Today we have rain, but the grass has a sort of neon green about it against the 50 shades of gray.
    Enjoy the weekend and I am so incredibly delighted to share so much together with you. Just think, we met because of our passion for colour, fashion, paint and the spirit of learning and adventuring to new territories!
    love you dear Jeanne,

  3. Jeanne how very exciting and serendipitous for you and Patricia to both be able to attend this wonderful woman's seminar! That she is working with Carolyn and Cynthia is a kudos as well! I love so many colors, very dependent on my mood. In art, generally brights and in furnishings a bit more muted yet still saturated!

    The Arts by Karena

  4. I am just so happy that you were able to jump on this opportunity, as I feel it has been a little creative fuel for your already amazing talent! I think her book sounds like a must own. I know I'm known for pink...but I actually love a rainbow of colors. I used to be drawn to bright colors, but I must be mellowing b/c muted shades are really doing it for me these days.

    Happy Friday and here's to an amazing weekend!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  5. Jeanne, color is the thing that drives my mood. Happy colors, peaceful colors. Pretty colors give me joy. Darky moody colors cause me to react accordingly. Holiday colors get me excited for what that holiday is going to bring.
    That's what I love most about your blog. I look for it anxiously every day. Your artwork, your colors, you give me joy. Thank you for this gift you have that you share with all of us.

  6. YELLOW.........HAPPY,BRIGHT.IT just brings so much JOY!

  7. What an amazing trip, Jeanne!! I am so thrilled you could meet Patricia there - I remember when you two first started discussing it - I love it when a plan comes together! xoxo



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