Positivity Weekly Color Challenge: Light Green | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

The color challenge I developed for my Facebook group this past week was light blue, with light green, gold, or silver. Getting dressed to me is a ritual, I just don’t put on anything that comes along. I follow the color theory. Colors are my lifeblood and have a reason to exist. They help me go through challenges, I use them to set goals, I manifest things I want; with colors, I find my harmony, adjust my mood, or I get my energy.
I use colors that reflect the colors of the planets I was born under, it’s all about being in tune with Nature. I use my power colors to balance mind and spirit; my archetype colors relate to my origin, they make things easier when I use them. Colors are so very powerful, however, some people think it is a frilly subject and don’t take it seriously. 😀

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Valentina-Green Hat

 

According to one healer and astrologer in my circle, the entire world at the moment is under a transmutation and rebirth period. The Merriam-Webster dictionary explains the word transmute: “to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature, and especially to a higher form.” This period is not a simple transition.

A transformational two-year journey began in early 2019. Saturn and Pluto aligned at the beginning of 2020. We have seen what happened to the world as a result of that, a very powerful force buzzed around us that magnified with the alignment of Jupiter and Pluto around March and April. It didn’t stop there, we had the Solar Eclipse on the day of the Summer Solstice June 21st and Jupiter-Pluto aligning again at the end of June. Their energy is powerfully feisty and affects humans on Earth. Most people out there don’t give a flying fig about the alignment and the revolution of planets over our heads, the meaning of it, how it affects us, and what color to wear or be surrounded to counterbalance the fighting effect. Just like the Moon phases affects the movement of the seas, the crops and vegetation, the same way all planets affect the behavior of humans on Earth.

That’s the reason I am helping myself and challenged the group with light blue, light green, gold or silver.
Ligh Blue is for communicating and creating the new person we are going to become; Light Green is to calm down the emotional heart; Yellow or Gold is for setting goals and manifesting the new transformation on all levels, which some people might not even perceive, but it is happening and silver in place of gold, if you feel the Moon movement with the feminine power attached to it. This past week, these colors have illuminated me.

I read a quote by an anonymous: “You are the painter of your own mood. Your days are only as grey as you allow them to be.” Well said. Ciao,
Valentina
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It’s my hope that through my writing and my stories I am enriching your aesthetic sensibility towards design, style, and inspiring you to live in beauty. I love to encourage my clients to show their personality through their home décor, or the clothes they wear. I have loved my profession as an interior-fashion designer since 1990. I am here ready to offer consultations on-line if you need it. Check out one of my books on the subject of colors: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition.

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Positivity Weekly Color Challenge: Blue | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I wanted to write this post at the very beginning of the year 2020 for the power this number represents marking an important year. Events after events started to happen, the vicious coronavirus appeared on the horizon, my work trip to Europe came, and while I was there almost got stuck under a three months lockdown. The frontiers closed down the same day I was on the plane returning back to the States, barely made it.  Now, we are almost halfway done to complete the first six months of this, should I say “exciting” year? 😡 Given all we went through, it is still a good time to talk about the color of 2020. Pantone, the Color Institute declared “classic blue” the color of this year for a reason.

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Blue graphic

Blue Is…

Adding the numbers of 2020, zero is not considered a number, we get 4, which is the number of the truth. Using blue in every expression of life is like we seek truth and knowledge. Exactly, what we want to hear his year. We don’t want to beat around the bushes, we want to hear the truth from people and countries that put the world in this ugly situation. The number 4 in the Eastern civilization represents order, responsibility, manifestation, physical reality, and tested solutions. Being a universal number it also represents peace, home, and family.

The year with a 4 as the total number of all the numbers together, is the year to achieve that one thing a person always wanted to achieve and get it done. It is the year to fully invest in a creative foundation that stands the test of time and reinventing oneself. Most of us by now have experienced some hardship due to new conditions, doing something different is a new necessity.  

It has been said that every person has an aura, lucky are those who can see it. A person with a blue aura tends to speak his/her mind, will always express likes and dislikes, will tell it straight to you if you are right or not, even knowing that can ruffle up people’s feathers. The strong vibrational period we are living this year wants us to step into a total true without censorship.

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Blue_Composition

These above are the colors for a sitting/meditation room I decorated last year for a businesswoman. Being a spiritual woman, treating her life and her spirituality as one, continuously searching for a dialogue with a higher Supreme Being, she is in tune with these colors and recognizes them as good colors for her wellbeing.

Our color energy lies in the seven body centers called Chakras (from the Sanskrit: spinning wheel).  Blue and purple reside on the head area, where thinking and reaching for the Supreme Being happens. Our thoughts start from the blue and purple Chakra and get captured in the universe through strong electromagnetic emanations. Does it sound like fanta-scientific talk? For the non-believers it does. Each chakras point is located at the most important glands in the human body and near the spine, each one releases electromagnetic vibrations and life force happens.

“It is hardly a coincidence that everything on Earth has a color which unconsciously we surround ourselves with. Even when we eat, unconsciously we choose colors of food we feel the need or lack of it in our body.

Every human being transforms the cosmic energy according to his/her biological structure, food is therefore an irreplaceable element to restore and balance our energy. Food cannot be neglected, but unfortunately often, little attention is put on this matter. In addition to simple Chromotherapy techniques, nutrition is indispensable to restore and balance the body’s energy. The colors of the vegetables and fruits we consume are important and must be constantly present in our diet. Even our mood depends on the energy that we generate.”
From my book: ©RED – A Voyage Int Colors, Second Edition.

This purple cabbage originally was green, like all the cabbages. I planted the bottom hardcore in a pot, mixed in coffee ground and eggshells, all from my kitchen, watered it when needed, unknowingly I changed the PH of the ground and voila’ the green cabbage turned purple. It is now a beautiful decorative plant.

 

Blue Cabbage

Blue Cabbage

 

I have a little purple and blue in every expression of my life. In my garden, a beautiful patch of blue agapanthus makes me happy when in bloom.

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Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com
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Valentina Cirasola has been a lifetime designer in interiors and fashion. Her extensive training and knowledge in both fields led her in both directions successfully. She is well-known for designing custom furniture and personalized interiors without the “cookie-cutter” look. She cares to make spacious and functional spaces, but she doesn’t forget to introduce the element of surprise, sinuous lines, attractive shapes, and colors in the style fit for each of her special clients. She also focuses on color psychology to transform people’s life. She is the author of ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition. Check out her books on Amazon and  Barnes&Noble 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space and Inspiration | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I am so honored I have been featured with my article Space and Inspiration on the site of Author James J. Cudney IV,  in the Tips and Advice section, where authors can share their tips on any subject they love. My topics always gravitate around design, style, and colors, that’s what I do the best since I have conducted my design business for three decades and not showing signs of wanting to quit.

In this article, the ceiling is the protagonist. I talk about how the ceilings might play a good role in inspiring writers. Some of my pictures show extravagant ceilings of places I have visited in Europe. I am not saying that to have an inspiration, a writer must have one of those highly decorated and historical ceilings to be able to write.

Inspiration can come from anything, even from a stone, or from a dollop of butter curled in an unusual way. It happened to me a long time ago, when looking at that dollop of butter on my plate, I ended up designing the exterior part of a home in Italy.

It’s easier for me to look up above if I am waiting for something to come to me, a spiritual, artistic, or a fantasy inspiration. That phrase my father pronounced “You are not going to find it on the floor” stuck with me ever since.

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Tips-Advice by Valentina Cirasola

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I hope you have an inspirational space to write or do your creative work. If you don’t, I am an email or a phone call away.

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Permit me just a little shameless promotion of my book on Colors, available in paperback and ebook version on Amazon and Barnes&Noble:
©Red- A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition. It will help to shed a light on all the benefits, including health and wellness, colors will bring into our life.

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RED-A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition

Thank you, James, you are a great person with a big heart, I would have never met you without the internet. Ciao.
Valentina 
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2020 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola is an interior-fashion designer, author of 5 published books, a storyteller, and a blogger of many years. She has conceived a few new books of various subjects to which she is working simultaneously. Her books are non-fictional practical ideas to apply in the home, fashion, cooking, and travel. She never gives up trying new things and doesn’t fear failure. A couple of years ago, Valentina became a TV producer/host producing shows under her label: Valentina Design Universe. The goal of her shows is to entertain, inspire, and inform, while she is living her passion. Get a copy of her books here: Amazon and Barnes&Noble 

 

 

 

 

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