Colors Don’t Always Make Sense

Draw with me WednesdayRainbow trees? That doesn’t make sense. Or does it?

rainbow colored tree

Have you seen this?
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I will be completely honest and say that it makes me sick to my stomach every time I look at it. Why? The clear approval/disapproval of the faces for each picture. If your picture doesn’t look exactly like they want then you will make people unhappy. This is a creativity killer. Sometimes colors don’t make sense. Kids need to be able to learn and grow in their artistic abilities without having such clear cut lines on what is good and what is not.

To illustrate just how off that thought process is that color ALWAYS makes sense, take a look at these amazing trees!

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Rainbow Trees

Eucalyptus Deglupta

So if you want to color your tree multi-colored or you see a kid doing that, encourage them! Show them these trees and affirm their creativity. Just because you have never seen something that color doesn’t mean it’s not possible!

Rainbow trees in Savannah, GA

They really are real! My mom saw these on a trip with her mom and sisters in Savannah, Georgia.


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