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What is red? A color? No, I would say much more, red is a mood, red is energy, red stimulates creativity.
But the most suitable person to explain red to us is Emanuela!
I take this opportunity to express my gratitude: the cup of coffee in the picture is hers, and she gave me the inspiration for a sort of itinerant “journey” from mug to mug.
Thanks to Emanuela this trip starts from Sicily: among the many quotes that praise it, I chose this one by Goethe
“Italy without Sicily leaves no image in the spirit. It is in Sicily that is the key to everything … The purity of the contours, the softness of everything, the exchange of soft colors, the harmonious unity of the sky with the sea and the sea to the land… who saw them once, shall possess them for a lifetime.”
Emanuela, would you tell more about your red and your Sicily?
Red is a color that never goes unnoticed, and that immediately strikes, often makes you fall in love too! 😍 It happens to me when I see, for example, the handicraft objects typical of my land, Sicily, or those souvenirs like bijoux, carts, magnets, etc. where fantasy has no limit! Red is an omnipresent color, and it’s also the color of the lava, that often flows out of the Etna volcano, which is clearly visible from where I live, in the Catania’s area. Red is a bright, cheerful color, with a nice temper, I would say. Until a few years ago, I associated it almost exclusively with Christmas, but in short time I learned to appreciate it as a color to wear and use all year round because it is a strong and fun color, even … it makes me happy and never bores me. That’s why I wanted to create a page dedicated to this color: taking inspiration from the many red objects I own and that I will continue to buy as I happen to go around shops or stalls. Like this cute cockerel with Etna (purchased in an Etna village) that struck me immediately, because it was small and red (color of lava), I must say that it was it who made me flash the idea of opening a page on red, not surprisingly, I put it as first object that inaugurates the page! I strongly believe that red is one of the typical colors of my land, in addition to blue (the color of the sea), and someone else, of course, however I associate red more with the color of the mainland, and the land that burns with fantasy, when it comes to create things typically made in Sicily! And what about the red + black: pair of my favorite drink, coffee? 🌋☕ For me it’s a double explosion of joy! 🎉🎊!
Surely Emanuela’s joy is perceived in all its explosion and I thank her because this is just one of the many special coffees she dedicated to me!
ROSSO A PIÙ NON POSSO is her page: color, warmth, energy, fantasy and red of course!