When I first launched my “self-employed” life, I knew I needed some serious luck to pull off a career in art.
I was interested in the idea of balance offered by the ancient Chinese art of placement, Feng Shui. I studied it. My goal was to maximize good fortune, and of course, balance.
According to Feng Shui methods, the color red and the element of fire on a southern wall promotes fame, fortune, and balance. I scanned my living room, checked out the where the sun rises and sets and discovered that the wall with the fireplace faces south. Good luck for me! Fire – that’s one thing, but not enough. I needed red, you know, for balance. So, I created a red abstract painting and called it “Auspicious Good Fortune”. It was hung it on that southern wall above the fireplace. Perfect.
So, the question you are most likely asking is, ‘did it work’.
Answer: I do fairly well. Although, I think I should have studied further for therein lies the maximum benefit: To promote wealth and fortune, use the color purple on a southeastern wall.
Pull out the purple paint….I need more balance.