TARA LOIS BLOGS

Our blogs cover a range of topics including:

∙ The design and making processes for Tara Lois creations, giving you an insight into the unseen aspects involved in developing pieces, from initial inspiration through to the finished design.

∙ There is a series covering theoretical research into how emotion can be designed into jewellery looking at psychology, colour theory, gestalt and much more.

∙ We will also include travel blogs to jewellery districts around the world as we explore them. If there are any topics you would like Tara Lois to cover then please let us know using any of the different ways to contact us.

Blogs covering design and make processes for jewellery designing for emotional jewellery and travel blogs

TARA LOIS BLOGS

Our blogs cover a range of topics including:

∙ The design and making processes for Tara Lois creations, giving you an insight into the unseen aspects involved in developing pieces, from initial inspiration through to the finished design.

∙ There is a series covering theoretical research into how emotion can be designed into jewellery looking at psychology, colour theory, gestalt and much more.

∙ We will also include travel blogs to jewellery districts around the world as we explore them. If there are any topics you would like Tara Lois to cover then please let us know using any of the different ways to contact us.

How Can Emotion Be Designed into Jewellery? Part 7 – Its all an illusion

By Tara Lois | 14 November 2020

Do we all see the same thing? Complementary Colours and Grey In 1810, Goethe published a book of scientific colour observations. His main findings below are from this video series. Goethe observed that looking through a prism at a window with bars, there was a halo of colours between the boundary of the bars and…

How Can Emotion be Designed into Jewellery? Part 6 – Colourful Coincidences?

By Tara Lois | 12 November 2020

ARE SIMILARITIES ASSOCIATING COLOURS AND EMOTIONS COINCIDENTAL OR UNIVERSAL AND SUBCONSCIOUS? Previous posts in this series have shown how similar colours are used to represent the same emotions. Emojis use yellow to represent happy feelings and blue is associated with sadness. The Atlas of Emotions uses 5 colours: enjoyment is yellow/orange, sadness is blue, disgust…

How Can Emotion be Designed into Jewellery? Part 5 – Can Design be Used to Evoke Emotions Using Visual Cues?

By Tara Lois | 10 November 2020

WHAT ARE VISUAL CUES AND ARE THEY UNIVERSAL? I approached Keycomm, a group which works with Edinburgh City Council and the NHS to develop language support systems for people with communication disorders. Keycomm uses Alternative and Augmentative Communications (AAC), a range of games, videos, posters and communication boards developed specifically to meet an individual’s needs.…

How Can Emotion be Designed into Jewellery? Part 4 – The Atlas of Emotions

By Tara Lois | 9 November 2020

CAN EXPERTS IN EMOTIONAL SCIENCE HELP US BETTER UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRIGGERS, EMOTIONS AND ACTIONS? The Dali Lama is the leader of the Buddhist faith, believed to be the 14th reincarnation of the same spiritual leader. Although exiled from Tibet, he still believes in peace and that science and religion don’t conflict. He approached…

How Can Emotion be Designed into Jewellery? Part 3 – How Psychologists Have Analysed Emotion

By Tara Lois | 4 November 2020

PSYCHOLOGY REALLY BEGAN WITH A STUDY IN HYSTERIA The saying, a “Freudian slip”, is based on a real man, Sigmund Freud, and his work on emotions. In 1895 Freud co-wrote Studies in Hysteria which would be insulting today but, at the time, women were repressed and their mental health issues were called “hysteria”! He was…

How Can Emotion be Designed into Jewellery? Part 2 – What are Emotions?

By Tara Lois | 2 November 2020

WHAT ARE EMOTIONS? Before finding out whether we can design for emotion, we need to define what emotions are, how they differ from feelings and how they interact with memory. If you have seen the TV series Lie to Me then you already know a bit about Dr Paul Ekman because the programmes are based…

How Can Emotion be Designed into Jewellery? Part 1 – Emotional Memories

By Tara Lois | 4 October 2020

RELIVING EMOTIONAL MEMORIES Why did a war veteran react so emotionally when he looked at my sculpture in the Arthall gallery? The story begins when Steve, a war veteran, came bak to the gallery a few weeks after he was so emotionally moved by my sculpture “Self Esteem”, photographed here through the gallery window. Steve’s…