an almost violet pastel blue goat pattern on a pale rose background

‘Lost cashmere goats’ pattern by @pyrhoska (Elisa P)

The introduction to the Pantone color duo of the year 2016, ‘Rose Quartz’ and ‘Serenity’, promises “wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”.

At the same time, scrolling through news this week hasn’t been an uplifting exercise. Unrest, conflict, and damages.

This contrast is something I wanted to explore: however soft and appealing first impressions are, what if it get’s ugly under the surface?

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