COLOR Up is a book about living creatively. A book about creativity as a habit, something you place at the top of your “to-do” list.
It is a mindset, a way of making life choices, and a style of engaging with the world. The COLOR Up process is a way to
approach any situation with a spirit of innovation and fresh choices always beyond only two options.
In COLOR Up, the creative process is never a binary, it is both right and left brain,
the whole brain, the integrated whole person, complex and messy contradictions—for example, it is play (very important)
and seriousness, solitude and collaboration, openness and limitation, and mindfulness and mindlessness—and that is
what we offer to readers in our COLOR UP process.
Given the impact of color on our moods, emotions, and how we attach certain colors to certain memories, it makes sense
to us that color and the color wheel be used metaphorically in the COLOR Up process as a means to get out of
deeply ingrained binary thought patterns when we think of colors as representing life choices: