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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Colour Rules....Paint Party Friday

Best Fan Icad 34
I was thinking about what a rule follower my daughter has always been. How liberal our house was, and how she always made good choices. From letting the sugary cereals become stale preferring  healthier ones, to carefully riding her bike  within the perimeter of   set boundaries. She even returned all  uneaten food in her packed lunches  so I could assess what to send the next time! I never expected my child to be so obedient....ever!


 Bloom Icad  35
 Cupcake has been exposed to fairness most of her life! She chose to follow rules, maybe because my rules were always reasonable. There were a few silly unreasonable ones too, like not using mommy's show towels... The perfectly placed ones, made pretty for company only... that rule fell by the wayside since we  became adults!! Yet the towels still hang neatly folded in our powder room even though our standards aren't always the same!!

My sibling was never much of a rule follower right from early childhood, and he was spanked too many times to count, poor thing!! As an adult he is constantly chasing perfection, still breaking the rules.   Recently I've heard countless stories about movie stars who broke the rules to get their foot in the door. One stole all the movie scripts so he'd have a heads up at his audition.Many stories that have me perplexed! Only because that is so out of my ethical realm.
New Dream  Icad 33
I've been a bit of rule follower myself. I just don't feel comfortable breaking the rules. It's my nature. My brother has often teased me about it!! If it's harmless, or if someone is being treated unfairly I can be known to break the rules and speak out!!
 Value Art time Icad 31
I broke the rules in my decor using loads of colour long before it was fashionable!! Sometimes being true to yourself means breaking what I call the beige rules!! My house is full of colour done tastefully!! I am very aware my house wouldn't sell very fast with these colours in it!!   We as a family of artists need  colour, it feeds our souls!! So if one day we decide to sell, it will probably need to be whitewashed!! That's okay because  I'm a colour rebel and for now we are breaking the house selling rules!!
Color Rebel  Icad 36
Cupcake and Beardo have their own style.  It's never super trendy, and they
have no tattoos by choice. However they both  love fashion! 
I heard this quote that reminds me of them.
 " Fashion says, "ME TOO"
Style says," ONLY ME"
Feel your power Icad 32
I think artists, poets, comedians often break the rules by being who they are!! 
Saying and doing things others dare not say or do! 
July1st was Canada Day...I can't deny I am an extremely proud Canadian! Soc
Being true to yourself and owning your own power is probably the best route to go! 
Both Cupcake and I have a rebel spirit when it comes to people being treated unfairly!
We won't hesitate to defend unfair treatment of people or animals!!

How about you, do you break the rules, are you able to speak up for yourself or others?

P.s....pretty sure I always break the comma rules....lol

You can go here to find a  fun video on how to make your own washi tape!

51 comments:

Janet said...

I've been a little of both! I can break the rules but I also know how to stay inside the lines when it's needed.
I applaud you for doing your house the way you want and not following along with how everyone else does theirs.
Love your art, as always!!

My name is Erika. said...

I have never liked breaking rules except I do find when people have expectations that are ridiculous or put me on a pedestal I always jump off feet first. My mother and father were very conservative and always expected me to be a little lady. I was having none of that! And there was few boyfriends who expected me to act a specific way and I was having none of that either. But I do love your art this week. More bright colors, like you jumped off your own pedestal too.

Valerie-Jael said...

Well, I am on the whole a law abiding citizen, but apart from that - I do what I like. I have got to an age where I feel much more free! Lovely art, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Love your SOC piece! I tend to follow the rules, but I like your suggestion that maybe in some other ways we do break the rules. I know I like to dress casually, maybe too casually for some occasions, especially in the summer, slippers all the way! I never even wear stockings anymore.

June Walker said...

I love reading your blog posts! I follow rules fairly well if they are reasonable at other times I dance to my own tune. I like to learn the rules and then adapt them to suit!

Ayala Art said...

When I was little I was not so good at following rules, but I do like them, but I agree that some need to be broken now and then ;)
Great art!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful art this week ! Love all the vibrant colors and your take on SOC! Happy PPF!
It's good to now when to break rules and when to follow.. tha't the wisdom!

Pallavi Iyer said...

I am not sure about this one.I am not brave enough to break all the societal rules but I do tend to question the logic behind all of them and if I am not convinced,I do tend to break them.I love reading your posts and think its a wonderful idea to intersperse your art work with your thoughts and stories.Happy PPF.

Lynn Cohen said...

I love all your colorful art, always do. This time #7 is my fav.

I think we already know we are on the same page about intolerance!

Trying to decide if I break rules.

I think I do, when it comes to art. I like being outside the box.

I think I've always felt I was "different" than others, my peers ... Think I grew to like being different, marching to my own drummer,
But safely, within the law! Of course!


Happy creative week!

Sandy said...

Love the bright colours in your art work.. That face that say's feel your power yep loving that one.. Value art time yep I do and love that one with the girl who looks like she is drifting..
Enjoyed my visit to your blog today had me smiling.
Happy PPF
Sandy :)

Nic McLean said...

I think I'm a little of both too. if it's a ridiculous rule then chances are I'll break it or if it affects the underdog, I'll do what's right instead of what's the law, but then things like doing my tax returns will bring me out in a cold sweat in case I haven't followed all the rules and done it right!

Laila said...

Oh, this topic could have been discussed for hours. I strongly believe we have some of both sides, don't you think? When I went to school, learning the tailor profession, the first thing we were thought was about how to dress. The definition of good style was to dress according to time, place and occasion. So, it always freaks me out if someone invites me to a "loose style party" of some kind. Dressing rules are hard to break.
But, when it comes to my home it's just as colorful as I am. Everything were beige here when we bought it. Dead house so to speak. Years later and lots of work as well, the house came to life. Do I speak out if something is not as it should be? Yes I do.
Oh, and I love your colorful art as well.

Paper rainbow said...

Breaking rules creatively is very different from social rulebreaking. I am a social rule follower. I question unreasonable rules but follow as breaking them makes me unreasonably anxious whereas creative rulebreaking is liberating! What a interesting post. I had not considered this contradiction in my behaviour!

mandysea said...

I'm a rule follower, its a rare thing to break one.... but it has happened. Probably a happy medium reached.
I felt like I went on a little journey reading through your post and gazing at your beautiful art!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the bold colors and fashion illustration look of your "feel your power" icad. As to breaking rules, I have definitely always done it in everything artistic such as my artwork, fashion, and decor. I've always hated being pigeon holed into a certain style, so I love experimenting with all and blending them to my own taste. I am beyond eclectic - LOL! Have a blessed week, my dear bloggy friend! #48

Faye said...

I agree with Morag (Paper Rainbow) that social rules and creative rules are different. I have always been a rule follower because I was taught to be, mostly by example. Society would be in ruins if most people didn't want to live civilly. But breaking art rules is something I don't give too much thought to unless someone chides me about my art choice. For instance. It used to be said that green and blue do not go together. After using them as a duo in art, I found I really love blue and green together. Breaking the comma rules is not as bad as the use of "to" when one means "too", in my opinion. That's one grammar rule I try hard to obey. PS. Your daughter sounds like a such a wonderful person. I really wish I could know her. And Beardo too.

Penny Lee StewArt said...

Rules? What Rules? Whose Rules? Seems like in my experience the rules are always changing, like Chocolate is good for you, no wait, chocolate is bad for you. Drink More Coffee, no wait, it is not good to drink coffee. LOL. I just follow my heart and let the chips fall where they may. Wait a minute, are chips good for you or not?

peggy gatto said...

Totally charming art!!! When I was little I used to be VERy careful to color inside the lines of pictures in a coloring book!!!!
And I experienced the guest towel syndrome as well!!!
thanks for your comment!

Mascha said...

What a great connection of pictures and words, you are a famous storyteller!
I want never voluntarily break rules, but often I can not live well in the rules of other people, I'm an autistic woman...

GlorV1 said...

Awesome paintings. I'm follow the rules as much as possible or feel guilty if I don't. Have a wonder day dear lady and enjoy the weekend.:))

Tracy said...

Love your art ... love your storytelling ... love your post! !! Xxxx

Gillena Cox said...

Hope you had a wonderful July 1st. Thanks for this week's sharing of wonderful art

Happy PPF

Much love...

kat said...

Oh such funk here! A wonderful post and oh yes rules are made to be broken for sure once in a while...just the harmless ones for sure!

Clare Lloyd said...

Great work. Happy PPF

Neesie said...

I'm afraid I always keep well within the rules... sometimes I wish I could just let ripe! Go wild but I know that'll never happen.
As to the towels... I'm with you there too. I must admit you gave me such a giggle as we've just had visitors from Australia and I always place untouched towels on the guest bed, with overnight bag for his and her plus tea/coffee making facilities.
Raising both my hands here to the comma... definitely guilty!

sheila 77 said...

I suppose it depends on who makes the rules. I would keep to the rules in a game or sport activity for example.
I'm enjoying your Icad series very much, and here my favourites are the pink bunny(?) in Icad 33 and the two creatures, expecially the rebel, in Icad 36.

denthe said...

Oh, I absolutely love that feel your power icad! It really speaks to me and I love the colors! I'm definitely not someone to follow the rules just like that. They need to make sense to me, otherwise I will question them and refuse to abide by them. And I'll always speak up when I feel something is not right or fair, no matter who made the rule or how long it has been in use.

Mary Ann Potter said...

I am a rule breaker when it comes to doing the unexpected creatively. I enjoyed reading your post ---- your work is vivid and dramatic.

Kristin said...

xo

Melisa said...

Love this week's colorful collection! I tend to follow rules since I think there is usually a reason for them, however, I feel justified in ignoring stupid rules. I don't feel the need to do things just because it is expected and that has made me a bit of a black sheep but, oh well. As far as art goes, there are no rules!

Melisa - toadinaboat.com

Ginny said...

I always love your questions. They make me think and evaluate who I am since I find that as life goes on I am constantly evolving. I think people who don't know me would say I am a rule follower. But in reality I follow the rules if they have a purpose or make sense. If they don't, I do what I think is right. As I get older (and older) I realize that many of the rules are changing and the changes are for the best. It's good to be flexible as well as to have your own standards for yourself.

I know there are lots of rules in the art world. I don't know many of them and I really don't want to. I take classes to learn but then I do what I want.

Thank you for always leaving such wonderful comments on my blog. It means a lot to me.

Linda Kunsman said...

it's a very dark grey and rainy day here today for our Independence Day so your post and all that gorgeous vibrant art is the perfect breath of sunshine for me!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Happy belated Canada Day! I love the work of art you made using this week's SOC colors! And everything else you post is SO WONDERFUL, too! I love it all! (And I am a rule follower, usually, so learning to break the rules one in a while is hard for me, but I am learning!!)

Carol said...

Love the art today!!! I am and always have been a rule breaker :) Growing up I lived in a ultra strict religious 7& conservative home. I was born a free and liberal spirit . If I didn't look like so many members of the family I would swear I was adopted or they sent the wrong baby home from the hospital :) I've always colored out side of the line and pushed almost every rule made. I drove my parent crazy. As kids we weren't allowed to wear shorts or pants. I was tomboy and this drove me crazy. So I taught myself how to walk on my hands. We lived on a very busy road and I would play in the front yard walking back and forth on my hands until my parents gave up and let us wear short in the summer and pants in the winter. Today my Mom still teases me about that.

Deb said...

Your artwork is fantastic. Each and every piece is amazing. I'm a rule follower.

Lorraine said...

Great ICADs and your SOC is rocking! Love your take on the rules too.

Abigail Davidson said...

Lovely mix of colors and textures! Happy PPF and Happy 4th of July!!

Katie Jeanne said...

Great topic, and artwork, as always! :) I've been known to break the rules a time or two, but I don't get too crazy about it. I'm too aware of the consequences to do anything too bad, but the thought does cross my mind more often then it should. haha ;)

LonettA said...

Wonderful series of Icads this week! I really like your "Color Rebel"!

Virginia said...

Beautiful work !

Tammie Lee said...

fun how someone called your art funk.
i would like to add the work charming
charming funky art. ;-)

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Hi there! You are definitely a champion for fairness in all you do and always speak up here on your art forum. I have always been rebellious myself because i really don't like a like of rules given to me by other people. But beyond that i was definitely taught obedience, coming from a military family! So there's the rub! I protest, protest but eventually obey! :>(
I love your color-breaking rules that make us all happy! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Forgetfulone said...

I'm mostly a rule follower, but less so as an adult as a child. Well, maybe I've always broken a few rules. But if I'm supposed to do something, I do it.

alarmcat said...

Life is too short for beige!! Go for color every time! I'm like you...my house is painted and decorated with colors most people wouldn't go for. To each his own.

arianezuber said...

Well, I often seem to break rules of traditions and don't even want it - it just happens by accident or because I am what I am -no, not singing this song ;) great artwork and as nearly always I love your words. Wishing you a nice week ...

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The Power painting is so expressive, she's true to her self, she speaks volumes to me.

I follow the social rules, but I do speak up for injustice.

Love and hugs
Maarit

JKW said...

I totally relate and love the artwork "Feel Your Power." Commas what's that? I had an English prof. that every time I used a comma, she would down me a grade. I learned to practically NEVER use commas. Hard to be a writer ;) Blessings, Janet PPF

Sandee said...

It depends on the rules. Some are made to be broken. I do try to keep my nose out of other peoples business. I think there is too much sticking noses into other peoples lives. If I don't know you then I'm not going to tell you how to change your babies diaper. Saw this the other day and it was not well received.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lots of nice work :) happy belated Canada Day :D

I can speak up for others and often do since I see a lot of people with disabilities like myself who can't, so I feel like I have to so that they are heard or get help. I can be very outspoken when I need to be, but try not to be overly pushy about things :p rules?? meh meant to be broken as "they" say :p

Kim Dellow said...

Mmmm, interesting, I am a rule follower but also a bit of a rule grumbler too, perhaps I should break more of them! Thanks for the great post and thank you for linking up to #ShowYourFace and for the shout out too. Kx

Tracy said...

Beautiful art .... I tend to follow the rules but been known to break them on the odd occasion.xxx

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