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Yellow-1: TEA

The yellow story Chapter 1: part 1: TEA by Elise Mullen Tea and art are very connected for me, as I often enjoy drinking tea while creating art. I am a tea person, I drink somewhere on average 4 cups a day. I have a collection of many different kinds…

3rd July 2016


Yellow-2: TEA2

The yellow story Chapter 1: part 2: TEA2 by Daria Lanz Tea. Classic British culture loving a good cuppa. I was never a huge tea drinker, having been raised in the hipster West Coast where strong coffee from independent shops is the primary fuel that pumps through everyone’s veins. Coffee…

26th July 2016


Yellow-3: ORNATE

The yellow story Chapter 2: part 1: ORNATE by Daria Lanz Ornate: ADJECTIVE 1 Elaborately or highly decorated: ‘an ornate wrought-iron railing’ Ornate— Like Art Nouveau Like stained glass windows Like European architecture Like China tea cups (get it?) Like henna tattoos Like lace. This whole project is a global…

23rd August 2016


Yellow-4: DOILIES

The yellow story Chapter 2: part 2: DOILIES by Elise Mullen Daria sent me 4 pieces of artwork and the stencils she used to make them. She couldn’t decide which of the 4 pieces she liked the best, and neither could I… So I finished all 4! “Doilies” was my…

31st August 2016


Yellow-5: PATTERN

The yellow story Chapter 3: part 1: PATTERN by Elise Mullen My word for yellow 5 is pattern. The fabric I used for Yellow 5 was given to me by my grandmother. She knew I was interested in sewing so he gave me her sewing machines, threads, and supplies last…

1st September 2016


Yellow-6: PATTERNS

The yellow story Chapter 3: part 2: PATTERNS by Daria Lanz Patterns. I was having a shit few days. Like, really shit. And I was feeling pretty blue about the shit. There’s always shit. In everyones lives. Sometimes the shit is more, sometimes it’s less. Sometimes it comes from outside…

7th November 2016



The yellow story Chapter 4: part 1: CHOREOGRAPHY by Daria Lanz I was taking a much-needed getaway up to Scotland for a couple days. I’d never been before, which is sad considering I’ve been in London over 2 years now, and my family history is rooted up there. Regardless, I was…

15th November 2016


Yellow-8: RHYTHM

The yellow story Chapter 4: part 2: RHYTHM by Elise Mullen Daria sent me 8 pictures for her Yellow 7. I went through the pictures, and saw a note that said “Have fun- Daria” and on the back of the same photograph had a sticky note that had a word…

1st January 2017


Yellow-9: MOVEMENT

The yellow story Chapter 5: part 1: MOVEMENT by Elise Mullen To find my next word I looked up : Rhythm Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions, as in the heartbeat. So My word for Yellow 9 is MOVEMENT. MOVEMENT piece is…

2nd January 2017


Yellow-10: HARMONY

The yellow story Chapter 5: part 2: HARMONY by Daria Lanz Harmony |ˈhärmənē| noun (pl. harmonies) 1 the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect: four-part harmony in the barbershop style | the note played on the fourth beat anticipates the…

2nd January 2017


Yellow-11: TENSION

The yellow story Chapter 6: part 1: TENSION by Daria Lanz “Tension” It was grey, wet, cold, miserable, oppressive. The morning commute on the trains in London was the usual: over-cramped, delayed, slow, uncomfortable. Squished in there like sardines, I had my face pressed up against a larger man’s sweaty pits….

27th February 2017


Yellow-12: RESHAPE

The yellow story Chapter 6: part 2: RESHAPE by Elise Mullen I got a piece of paper with “We were never meant to live in boxes” writing in oil pastel for YELLOW 11. My thought process on this was to think outside the box… haha (super original). I found a picture…

1st March 2017



The yellow story Chapter 7: part 1: RECONSTRUCT by Elise Mullen “Reconstruct”   After RESHAPE, I was looking for an excuse to use my new SketchBox! SketchBox is a monthly online art supply subscription where you get different materials and a different artist inspiration with each box. My friend and artist Jill…

19th May 2017


Yellow-14: TRANSPOSE

The yellow story Chapter 7: part 2: TRANSPOSE by Daria Lanz Transpose: VERB 1 Cause (two or more things) to change places with each other: the captions describing the two state flowers were accidentally transposed. 2 Transfer to a different place or context: the problems of civilization are transposed into a…

8th June 2017



The yellow story Chapter 8: part 1: EVOLUTION by Daria Lanz Evolution: Transpose was making me think about the movement of an object from one state to the next. I chose Evolution as the natural progression in this story, because I feel like it embodies this transformation from one thing into…

16th July 2017