Welcome to the May Monthly Muse Week – 4. Wassily Kandinsky - Color Study 1913 For the month of May we explored senses with a twist – synesthesia. For week four I’d like for us to do one of three things… 1. Continue to explore senses as we have. Pick a sense, then image you have synesthesia. Art journal about your experience. For example, in week one, as I felt the sun on my skin, I imagined what this sun tasted like. For week two, as I listened to the wind, I imagined what this wind looked like. And in week three as I tasted wine, I imagined what this wine looked like. -or- 2. If you have been following along and creating layouts this month, you may want to develop a layout that describes your overarching experience this month. Did you learn something new about yourself? Many shared unique experiences or senses . . . how did that feel? I got the impression some felt timid or a bit embarrassed to share. There was vulnerability. Maybe as you explored senses, you learned something new about science or human physiology. -or- 3. If you have been following along but have not created a layout yet, perhaps develop a layout that describes what barriers were experienced. This is an opportunity to art journal about you. What are your likes or dislikes? What resonates with you? Some felt their thinking patterns were too literal to participate. That can lead to an art journal page about creativity – and your approach to art. For week four, I wanted to listen to music and develop an art journal page about color – how do the notes and sounds translate into color? But as often happens with me, a thought pattern leads to a bit of research and the research opens a Pandoras Box or Rabbit Hole of possibilities. And I now find myself ill equipped or not ready to make the layout I’d like to make. Some interesting research though . . . Early philosophers such as Aristotle (350 B.C.) attempted to describe and relate color, sound and even taste. Aristotle “. . . the harmony of colors are like the harmony of sound.” Aristotle in Sense and Sensibilia: Flavor Color Sweet White Fat Yellow Tangy Purple-red Sour Violet Sharp Green Salty Blue Bitter Black But it was Sir Isaac Newton in the 17th century that played with prisms and split white light into ROYGBIV. Newton also related the seven colors with the seven notes of the musical scale (but this was purely subjective). Fast forward to now, if one “googles” light and sound waves, they may land at a quantum physics YouTube video (at least I did). Hence, my Pandora’s Box/Rabbit Hole issue. History, philosophy, and science are so cool! For me, art is an expression of my physical and mental world, thus art ties together history, philosophy, and science. So, my layout for week 4 falls into the #2 category – what did I learn this month while exploring synesthesia combined with #3 – what am I learning (or recognizing) about myself and my creative approach. Recap of week 4: Create a layout that either - Continues to explore synesthesia – or – - Is about your overarching experience to this month’s Muse – or – -Is an “all about me layout” that focuses on your creative process. Challenge Requirements: 1. For the Monthly Muse, you may create any style of layout (i.e., clean and simple, artsy, pocket style etc.), with or without a photo. Create any size page you wish. The Art Muse is for everyone; have FUN! 2. You can use any products in The Lilypad store or retired products from current Lilypad designers, (just make sure you follow our gallery guidelines). 3. Please post your layout to the Art Journaling Gallery HERE by Midnight, 30 May 2022; and post your layout in this thread by copying the "Share BB Code" to the right of your gallery image. Each post, regardless of the week posted in the month of May earns you one chance to win a $5 coupon to the TLP store. Thus, 1 Muse = 1 chance to win 2 Muses = 2 chances to win 3 Muses = 3 chances to win 4 Muses = 4 chances to win And for a bit of inspiration - Disney's Fantasia is all about creating art/animation set to classical music. There is no other plot.