Mellow Yellow

It’s not quite Canary, and definitely not neon, it’s also not gold or lemony. The type of yellow of which I am currently having a love affair can only be described as soft, mellow. Some would even call it chiffon yellow.

This type of slightly pastel always reminds me of spring, Easter, eggs, the sun, and joy. To be honest, I am writing this while wearing a yellow jumper. In color theory and psychology, yellow is even considered to be the color of optimism! Yellow even enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads.

Mellow Yellow Love by The Walkup

WARNING: Give your eyes a rest. Yellow is actually the hardest hue for the human eye to absorb! 


  1. ‘J’Adore les Chiens’ Pillow, Nordstrom
  2. Shadow Leather Shoulder Bag, Saks Fifth Avenue
  3. Fiesta Yellow Candlepot, Crate & Barrel
  4. LE LABO, “Ylang 49” Eau de Parfum, Colette
  5. BLISSFULCASE, IPhone Lemon Color Block Stripe PrintBlueFly
  6. Kilo, Neon Yellow Side Table, Habitat
  7. Clinique, Nail Enamel – Yellow Genius, Neiman Marcus
  8. Atilla Patent-Leather Ballerinas, mytheresa
  9. Gin in a Teacup, Etsy – yvonneellen

Grove and Ceremony Giveaway

Grove and Ceremony is a seller of limited-edition fine art prints for emerging collectors. Their goal is to offer reasonably priced, beautiful, and conceptually rigorous artwork.  Each edition includes a letter of authenticity signed by the artist and is printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 archival paper with ultrachrome ink. That’s some highly technical speak, but basically translates to a vibrant, quality piece. The paper above is actually the top choice by photographers and has smooth, (some would say sensual) surface texture.

Andrew Zarou Giveaway with Grove and Ceremony X The WalkupImages of past collages by the Andrew Zarou, and photographs of his studio

The online gallery is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Andrew Douglas Underwood and Tama Underwood. Andrew has helped professional artists production of prints for more than 15 years. He has co-curated exhibitions and produced artwork for museums and galleries around the country. Tama is a professional magazine editor with more than eight years of journalism, editing, and digital publishing experience.

Andrew Zarou StudioPhotography by Heidi Zarou, March, 2012 of Andrew Zarou's Studio

Last week, Grove and Ceremony introduced a new print by Brooklyn, New York-based artist Andrew Zarou who has a degree in studio arts from Hampshire College. His work has been exhibited in New York, and Reykjavik, Iceland. Zarou’s work is most often in the form of collage, sculpture, or photography—though he calls himself a painter who doesn’t paint.  In fact, much of his work looks as though it’s been preserved through a Ziploc bag.

Alternate view of Zarou's studio, windowsillAlternate view of Zarou's studio, windowsill

In Zarou’s “sibelius tree,” geometry plays against soft, organic shapes in a confusing mosaic. Like an unfinished puzzle, the purchase of this edition includes a downloadable companion print by Zarou, titled shapes, with a bag you can use to “complete” the work.  This concept, of art from rubish is exactly what Zarou endorses. He states, “Very rarely do I find the materials I need in an art-supply store, my materials come from people’s recycling piles, used bookstores, or just random things on the street.”

Andrew Zarou and th Sibelus Tree(Image Left) Andrew Zarou, "sibelius tree", 
(Image Right) The artist in his studio by Tanja Alexia Hollander.

Grove and Ceremony in collaboration with The Walkup is offering you the chance to win a free, signed 10″ x 8″ Andrew Zarou print (retail $50) and digital download for the companion piece! Love the print above on the left? Definitely enter the contest so this can hang in your bedroom, kitchen, office or sauna.

The incredible artwork can be organized, rearranged, and played with several times by toying with the companion piece. In this way, you have an ever evolving art collection from just one print! Check it out:


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