Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yellow is...

Yellow is...

Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.  (found on

In Egypt and Burma, yellow signifies mourning.
In Spain, executioners once wore yellow.
In India, yellow is the symbol for a merchant or farmer.
In tenth-century France, the doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow.
If someone is said to have a “yellow streak,” that person is considered a coward.
In Japan during the War of Dynasty in 1357, each warrior wore a yellowchrysanthemum as a pledge of courage.
yellow ribbon is a sign of support for soldiers at the front.
Yellow is a symbol of jealousy and deceit.
In the Middle Ages, actors portraying the dead in a play wore yellow.
Yellow has good visibility and is often used as a color of warning. It is also a symbol for quarantine, an area marked off because of danger.
Yellow journalism” refers to irresponsible and alarmist reporting.
(found on

Yellow childhood favorite color.

(me at 2 and 1/2 yrs old in the Philippines)

(me with my mom and dad)

(my mom in her sunny yellow capri leggings)

(my mom in a cute little yellow shift dress)

(with my grandpa...I'm wearing a little yellow romper eating a yellow banana popsicle)

And even when I was a teen...yellow still was my favorite color.

I had one of these:
It's a chirping yellow Woodstock - Snoopy's little sidekick.

Even before I could even drive, I thought how cute would he be hanging from the rearview mirror of a little Yellow VW bug!

& last of all here is a little video of some photos clips of my high school graduation... Our school colors were Black & Gold... :o) I thought I would add this since my graduation gown was yellow.

I'm joining in with:



These are not yellow drawings, but these are the most recent ones that were completed and sent off.

The first 3 drawings were ordered by the same customer in Hawaii.
Thank you so much for thinking of these as gifts.  She just got them in the mail and sent me this in her email:
"I got the drawings HAPPY!!!  They turned out GREAT!!!!  Thank you so much.  I will definitely let you know how the recipients like them...though I am sure that they will love it.  I showed some people (including my mail lady) the drawings and they were amazed.  Keep in touch!!"

This one of a dolphin and the ulua is to be given as a gift to beloved grandparents. 

This Brazilian headdress is for the other grandma. 

& this one was taken from a photo of her handsome sons.

This drawing with some added color was ordered by another customer in Virgina, to be given as a gift to a little girl.
Thank you for thinking of this as a welcoming gift to this little one.
She also got hers and sent me this email:
"...Got it yesterday -- the condition of tube and artwork is excellent.  The angel looks great.

Thanks much!"

*Reminder...on my upcoming 100th post, I will be doing some giveaways relating to the Personalized Sketches art.* Thank you for stopping by!

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chubskulit said...

Oh my gosh, you are such a cutie when you were a kid, no wonder super ganda ka (so gorgeous) now hehehe. Kumusta?

Anonymous said...

look at how adorable you are as a little girl!!! so cute :-) I love yellow. I think it's a cheerful, bright sunny color. My kitchen is painted yellow :-)

btw, an award for you!

Maggie B said...

Such a great collection of yellows you've gathered together today, great post.

LV said...

I never knew there was so much info out there on yellow. You may not blog often, but when you do, you make up for the lost time. A very nice post. I always love seeing your family and most of all the wonderful sketches.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Loved learning all the meanings of yellow. The shots of you really show you love of yellow.

2003beachbunch said...

Love the yellow collection! And all of the history behind it! How cool :-) Sorry I have been MIA lately. Summer is vey hard with these wild kiddos! Hope you are well!

LDH said...

Pretty yellow! Very sweet photos of a special occasion. I just love the photo of the adorable little girl in the first shot :) Such a cutie you are!

Nora Johnson said...

Lovely selection of yellows here!

Happy AlphabeThursday


PS Mine this time is OVER HERE! Hope you can stop by.
PPS Apologies for delay but have been super busy recently! Re the link, you do this in same way as a post link. With my computer, I have to transcribe manually the HTML to a Word doc and then I can use in comments but you may be able to transfer direct. (Blogger Help is v useful here!) Hope this helps!


myorii said...

Wow lots of interesting facts about yellow that I never knew! Thanks for sharing :)

Also, you look so cute in that yellow dress when you were a baby :)

And those drawings are incredible! Good work!

Carol said...

Oh my sister owned one of those Woodstock's and I loved playing with it as a child. Thanks for dusting off a great memory!!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love the pic of you with your sweet!

Jenilee said...

the yellow is adorable! love it! :) even a banana popsicle! that is fun... great idea for a post!

Sarah said...

What fun to see these photos. I'm sure I wore a lot of yellow as a child. I've always loved the color yellow.
Your drawings are amazing.

Sue said...

Fun to see these old photos. And, as always, your work is amazing.


Jen said...

How interesting! While I don't think I look good in yellow, I do love the brightness and cheeriness of it!

Ms. Bake-it said...

You were such an adorable child! Love all the yellow in your family photos. I did not have Woodstock, but I did have the yellow WV!

~ Tracy

myletterstoemily said...

your entire family is sooooo gorgeous from
your parents to you and your beautiful kids.

is it the yellow?


I so enjoyed your post. I learned so much and I loved your slide show! Weren't you and your hubby cute back then. Your drawings are so unique. My yellow post includes one of my paintings. I hope you will check it out. Our artistic styles are so different, aren't they?

Grandma Becky said...

Lovely yellow colors and your graduation from Alamogordo high school, right? What was their mascot? Yes, I remember way back when! Hugs!

Whimsical Creations said...

What adorable shots!! You were such a cute kid!

Pondside said...

Yes, you definitely liked yellow! So did I - and still do.
I always enjoy your slide shows - so clever!

yonca said...

What a lovely pic of you when you're a little girl! Yellow color makes me think positive. Love it!

Alicia said...

Cute pictures again, Maria! You look really good in yellow, and I agree, that it would be hard to be in a yellow room too long!

And I think your son looks like your brother!

Mrs.G said...

What a pretty little girl you were, your good looks are still with you Maria!!!
Your man is handsome fella.I loved the slide show of you guys at grad.
Yellow is my favorite color that why I am mad so often???Just kidding!:)))
Your mom's shift dress is really nice,I love that style of dress...does she still have it?
Your most resent art work is well done...I didnt know you could use color???
Have a happy Sunday drop by I have a post up for a give away from another Tracy...
Hugs to you my friend

vivek said...

Dear Maria,

A very well done , you explore some of the hidden facts and figure about color yellow , you collection tells about your lovely heart ..toward people around ..

A lovely post , Liked your Childhood pics ..thats are amazing ..well done
You are really an angel :)

God bless you
and keep smiling always :)

Jenny said...

Wow, you were just as adorable when you were a little girl!

I love your pictures! They are charming. Your Mom is so lovely as well.

I've seen you wearing yellow in your pictures before and admired how well the color looks on you!

Thanks for a happy post on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursdays Rainbow Summer School.

This was a fun stop.


Karen Mortensen said...

Yellow is such a cheery color. My mom really likes yellow.
Your drawings are beautiful.

xinex said...

Those artwork are amazing, Maria. You truly are very talented. They are very original too. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'e missed you. I enjoyed your "yellow" post. I am opening a store downtown, just a room inside a store and I am planning to have it painted a pale yellow color. I wonder if it is a good idea....Christine

Penelope said...

Cute! I now have absolutely no yellow. LOVE your mom's hair - looks like she's 5'9" with it!

Anonymous said...

I can't wear yellow, too fair skinned. Yellow is a beautiful color the color of the sun!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Your art is beautiful! I love the 'Sadie' one!

Blessings, Kate

Laura said...

What a talent you have! I found your blog from your comment on my blog (weds. walk) I didn't do one yesterday but I am thrilled to have come to see your blog. This post made me smile for many reasons. Yellow is my three year old's favorite color too!
Looking forward to 'stopping in' again!

Lourie said...

What sweet girl you were. And what a beautiful woman you became!! Those are some neat facts about yellow.

Amy said...

Stopping over from Kathie's place to say hello.. I saw you as a feature. I also love yellow. Today was yellow day at school for my friends daughter.

Have a great weekend.

Hope Ford said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I LOVE Traverse City! I live in Lansing, so I'm a few hours away, but whenever we have a few days free thats where we go :)

Also - do you live in Philippines? My hubby and I spent a summer there and we've gone back several times to visit friends who are missionaries. We stayed in Baguio and then we went to several more rural areas - like Ambangeg, Banged, and Naguillian...:)

Susie said...

Wonderful pictures and I LOVE the yellow facts:-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments! I hope to see you back there soon:-)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I never knew so much about the color yellow! That's so interesting that it enhances concentration...maybe I should make my office at work yellow so I can be more productive! Ha! Actually, I'm not even sure that would help...

I love the pictures. You were so cute and your Mom...just gorgeous!

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