Feng shui colors and what they representWritten by Jakob Jelling
Feng shui colors knowledge can allow you to choose right colors to create harmony in any living or working space as well as it can be used with anything that involves choosing colors. According to feng shui colors specifications, colors should not be used randomly but according to what they represent.
Each one of five elements, water, wood, fire, earth and metal are represented by different colors and that allow us to create feng shui colors based harmony. We will detail colors each one of elements represent through next lines in order to help you choosing right colors for your home or office decoration as well as look for harmony within anything involving use of colors.
The element water, according to feng shui colors representation chart, is represented by colors blue and black and all their shades. This means that if, for example, you need to add more of water element in a room, you could do so by adding these colors to it.
Next, and according to feng shui colors spectrum, wood is represented by all shades of green. Therefore, by painting a room green or adding green objects you would be including more wood in it. The next element, fire, is represented by red, pink and maroon and adding any of these colors within a space would be as adding that element.
Homecoming Mums - A Southern TraditionWritten by Eileen Bergen
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Homecoming Mums: A Southwestern Tradition By Eileen Bergen www.theartfulcrafter.com
It’s homecoming season across nation, but only in parts of Texas and Oklahoma, is it also "homecoming mum season". Some students take homecoming mums just as seriously as homecoming football game itself.
For uninitiated, a homecoming mum is an oversize mum corsage decorated with three-foot long streamers in school colors, bells, charms, banners, little plush animals done up in bows, sparkly letters, even Christmas tree lights. It is usually worn in middle of chest like a breastplate with streamers flowing down front of body almost touching ankles.
It is, in short, a fashion statement.
But homecoming mums are so much more than that. They are a sign that somebody loves you. They’re no longer given only by boyfriends. Mums can come from friends, your mom, dad, aunt, or even a booster boy (a boy-friend who is not your date). Anybody who's anybody wears one, or two.
These days, a homecoming mum can cost up to $100 and weigh as much as 12 pounds!
Homecoming mums have become a status symbol for many junior high and high school students. Designs change every year. The more original, better. If you’re a crafter and live in Texas or Oklahoma, you should be in seventh heaven. You can make homecoming mums for yourself or your favorite high school student at a fraction of retail price. Even boys are getting into this fad. They’ve started wearing homecoming garters on their sleeves. If you craft for profit, high margins make homecoming mums a very attractive seasonal craft.