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Scholarship & Book Winners: Four Days of Color with Leatrice Eiseman

Scholarship & Book Winners: Four Days of Color with Leatrice Eiseman


We have come to the nail biting finale of the Full Color Training Scholarship Contest where two winners will get to spend four days saturated in color with Leatrice Eiseman (colorexpert.com) in Burbank, California. COLOURlovers were asked to submit a palette they connected to their life, how color impacts their life as well as how they would like to use color more, to impact the lives of others.

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We asked each finalist what they would expect to bring back from the class to apply to both their life personally and if applicable, professionally. Lastly, if they had any questions for Leatrice Eiseman. I have included these responses below. So without further adieu, because I know many of you stayed up waiting to hear...

First Place - Full Scholarship: Linda Holt

Occupation: Designer / Photographer

What she does: Owner of New Light Redesign (newlightredesign.com).

Location: Massachusetts, USA

"My intention should I win would be to apply my new color knowledge in my business. I have been doing interior color consulting for the past year but I want to take it to the next level. Like I mentioned in my application, I feel like the more I learn about color the more I realize there is to learn. Since my eye was trained for so many years as a photographer to see color as "light", the switch over to seeing color as pigment has been profound for me. I never knew until I bought Leatrice's books that color affects our moods. I guess I knew it intuitively but I am just fascinated by the whole psychology of color. Please please please pick me...I REALLY want to come. I promise I will work hard and be a good student!"

Linda's Questions for Leatrice:

1. Has Leatrice had a life long love of color and what was her path to becoming the "guru" she is today?

2. What inspires her when it comes to choosing color pallets?

3. What is the process for Pantone in choosing the much anticipated "color of the year"?

Linda has had this class on her calendar every year for at least the past two years. It is a lifetime dream for her to attend. Congratulations Linda!

First place will receive a fully paid scholarship for tuition to the Color + Design Training Programplus a copy of the book, PANTONE® The 20th Century in Color, by Leatrice (co-authored with Keith Recker).

 


Second Place - Half Scholarship: ModernMuse (aka Michelle Stroescu)

Occupation: Artist & Color Theory Professor

What she does: Painting (ModernMuse.net) & Teaching Color Theory (College Professor)

Location: Texas, USA

"I would expect to bring back to my class the huge amount of in depth color information ...trend application, social impact of color and why colors trend when they do ( curious, I am curious to hear Ms. Eisemane speak to this , since I am always trying to speak to my class about the importance of being aware of what is happening all around them .

I would love to be able to promote my winning this course for helping gain more credibility for our design dept. at school. And to help me to advertise my ColorMuse  paint workshops here in Dallas."

Michelle's Questions for Leatrice:

1. How does Pantone take into account  the current social/ political environment when deciding on future color palettes or do they at all ?

2. Are there really and truly color meanings related to a persons personality and characteristics?

3. Of all the Pantone color of the year selected by Pantone , which color / year had the most impact on businesses and sales?

Michelle teaches Color Theory for the Fashion Design and Marketing Students at El Centro Community College in downtown Dallas, Texas. She shares a strong passion for color and bringing that knowledge to those she teaches and through her art. Congratulations Michelle!

Second place will receive a half-paid scholarship for tuition to the Color + Design Training Programplus a copy of the book, PANTONE® The 20th Century in Color, by Leatrice (co-authored with Keith Recker).


Five runner-ups won a copy of PANTONE® The 20th Century in Color

Originally, I had made a list of finalists and a list of book selections. After having such a grueling time narrowing the finalists, some of you were in the running to win, but there were only two spots so the best I can do is give you an awesome book! I also did mix in with those only applying for a book as they lived too far away to attend the class. Believe me, you all deserve this opportunity and hope that you one day get to attend one of these classes.

In no particular order, book winners are:

  1. 1. haft2 The color authority for branding (haft2know.com)
  2. 2. Solosprings - in transition
  3. 3. lopezdegull - Image Consultant (lopezdegull.com)
  4. 4. greypupil - Artist (adriannemartin.com)
  5. 5. macole - Graphic Designer (marigolddesign.com)

I would like to end by saying that this was honestly one of the hardest decisions I have had to make here at COLOURlovers. Many of the submissions were more than submissions to a contest and some almost brought tears to my eyes. I wish I could give the first place prize to many of you as you are all very well deserving. Very late last night I was reading and re-reading over the initial submissions and then the finalist emails and waiting for a few stragglers to get their finalist responses in (hence the delay to give fair chance). As well as waiting to confirm if people would in fact be able to fund their travel along with 1/2 the scholarship cost if they were chosen for 2nd place.

I was extremely impressed at how dedicated some of you were to wanting this opportunity. Realizing in this economy how tight money can be. Some of the responses included having to sell their car and borrow money for traveling (from Brazil) where another, with a very supportive husband who knew how important this opportunity was, said they would make the cost of even 2nd prize work some how, some way. Others were planning on begging their workplace to help. This is how important color is to these people. This is how passionate these COLOURlovers are about color.

Leatrice does this class twice per year. Cross your fingers we can do another contest in the near future. Each contestant will be notified via Love Notes (internal COLOURlovers email).

Congratulations again to everyone!


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OrigamiMei

We look forward to seeing what you cook up. ;)

LindaHolt wrote:
Hi ,

I know that...I just want you to know that I understand how you all are feeling and that I am looking forward to getting involved.

Thanks!


OrigamiMei wrote:
There's nothing to apologize for. You didn't do anything wrong. :) When I referred to you and other winners of that contest as "unknowns", I wasn't trying to be derogatory.
Feel better soon!

LindaHolt wrote:
Hi Sundancer and OrigamiMei,
I know you are referring to me and as one of the unknowns who swooped in and won the contest. I totally understand why you feel that way. In all honesty, I did just discover the website when the contest was going on. since then I have been somewhat overwhelmed. I had my entire family at my house for a month over the holidays and then I ended up injuring my neck and have been somewhat out of commission for the past 5 weeks. I am just starting to feel better and over the weekend I logged on to Colourlovers and started playing around with the site. I actually am super excited to start getting involved in Colourlovers. If you have any suggestions as the best way to get started I would greatly appreciate it. I am redoing my logo and I found a great pallet as my color inspiration. I know this site is going to be as addicting for me as Pinterest is! Please except my apology and I promise I won't be an unknown for long.

sundancer

LindaHolt wrote:
Hi ,

I know that...I just want you to know that I understand how you all are feeling and that I am looking forward to getting involved.

Thanks!


Fall_farmers_market
If the rest of your palettes you make are as pretty as the first one you made, we are all in for treat. ;-)

Solosprings

Hi Linda -

Nice to see you. I just looked you up and Pinterest and decided to follow. I am sure I will be re-pinning your pins shortly

As for CL, there are some great pallets already done by very talented people. Also, there is a nice tool to help you create your own.

Also, I am sure you have heard of Design Seeds? They have some great palettes if you are looking for additional inspiration for your website. I am in no way promoting them but that site is addictive too.

Best,
Vanessa

LindaHolt

Thanks so much Vanessa,

Yes, I do know about Design Seeds and I love what they do. That is my intention to do on Colour lovers. I just have to figure out how to upload my own photos into the site. My son did the first one for me but I see you have to upload them from the internet and my photos are all in my computer files and not on something I can link...working on this today as a matter of fact!

Linda



Solosprings wrote:
Hi Linda -

Nice to see you. I just looked you up and Pinterest and decided to follow. I am sure I will be re-pinning your pins shortly

As for CL, there are some great pallets already done by very talented people. Also, there is a nice tool to help you create your own.

Also, I am sure you have heard of Design Seeds? They have some great palettes if you are looking for additional inspiration for your website. I am in no way promoting them but that site is addictive too.

Best,
Vanessa

sundancer

LindaHolt wrote:
I just have to figure out how to upload my own photos into the site.


Just upload them to photobucket.com and then copy paste the source code and put it in photocopia. ;-)

LindaHolt

Thanks so much Sundancer...just figured it out!


sundancer wrote:
LindaHolt wrote:
I just have to figure out how to upload my own photos into the site.


Just upload them to photobucket.com and then copy paste the source code and put it in photocopia. ;-)

modernmuse

Hey Linda,
I am so looking forward to meeting you soon.
You know what? I WISH I had more time to sit and create palettes and play on colourlovers. I found the site 3 years ago and have been using it teaching at the college so many of my students are on it and still use it for fun as well as to update their design ideas by experimenting with color. Why can't I be on it more????
Answer:
I am a working color theory professor, painter, entrepreneur with two new ideas launching and a mom who happens to be a driver for a club soccer playing daughter. I REFUSE to call myself a soccer mom;) so, not a ton of extra time to be the colour guru on colourlovers and maintain the one I already am outside of the website:)
The contest inspired me to get more information for my students and to help me build on these new ideas I am launching from a business pint of view rather than just from the artistic creative side. The workshop is perfect in that it offers both learning opportunities.
I LOVE THIS SITE!!!! Love searching for new "loves" and enjoy that some "love" my colors and palettes.
I signed on to pinterest too...and wowza!!! that site could be a definite addiction as well.
You and I are starting an adventure this week. See you in CALI!!! It'll be for sure warmer there than where you are. And maybe a tad bit warmer than Texas. Send a note if you like letting me know when you'll be arriving and maybe we can meet before the 9 am start up Thursday.
Best to you and also to all fellow colourlovers ... new...and established!
Michelle : modernmuse
michellestroescu@modernmuse.net

modernmuse

and fellow colourlovers I'll for sure be typing recaps of the day's main topic for all who are not with us ....Keep calm and colour on:)

macole

I'm so excited for both of you and can't wait to read your comments about the class! I hope I can attend the next one. The timing was bad for this one even though it would have been nice to escape the cold weather in Ohio right now. I too don't have any spare time to play with palettes and patterns on colourlovers website. Work is keeping me quite busy and I'm too busy developing color palettes for my clients leaving no time to play with my own palettes! All of you will see more of me when I finally get caught up – I promise!

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