usual disclaimer, all images used are from pinterest & none of them belong to me. art is all about sharing, right??
|| GOLD ||
Gold. Rich, opulent, & in high demand among anyone who is anyone in the Honours. Gold is typically worn, whether as jewellery or goldwork embroidery, & is not usually made into things. In the ancient world, if you didn't cut your wine with water, you were considered an alcoholic; in the Honours, if you start decking your halls with groaning tons of goldware, you're often considered tacky. Gold retains its charm with rarity, & Honourfolk are aware of this.
the gemmy bridle glitter'd free,
like to some branch of stars we see
hung in the golden galaxy.
the bridle bells rang merrily
as he rode down from camelot...
Gold is considered a good-omen metal, a physical embodiment of the element fire; as the "meteor" of colours, it can represent any of the twelve heavenly houses + their associated aspects of life, with the exception of the House of the Two Dolphins (which is associated with water + death, so not really gold's speed, you know?).
In my writing, I find that I use gold to evoke emotion as well as visual impression. Memories + feelings are frequently elicited into the foreground of our awareness by something as simple as a particular scent (dior j'adore perfume always reminds me of one of my aunts, her house, & the early desire to be pretty + fanciful); colour can do the same thing, especially (I find) through writing it, which bypasses the eyes & goes straight to the mind, & isn't hindered by any material image. I can link gold with a sense of richness, a sense of nostalgia, a feeling of energy just on the verge of being kinetic... Mercury's colour is quick to carry any notion I like.
share your thoughts!
- Do you use gold? Does gold represent anything special in your writing? Tell us what you think! If you make your own colour post, please link to it in the comments so we can all enjoy it!
HOW TO COLLAGE || I use the LAYOUT app with images saved off PINTEREST. That way I can arrange them however I want, & presto! I have a pretty collage. That's honestly all there is to it.
thank you so much for reading! i hope you enjoyed it. see you soon!xoxo, jenny