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My name is Ariel. I write about growing up with a facial disfigurement, as a result of Crouzon syndrome. I'm also interested in issues related to beauty, equality, human connection, and trauma. Thank you so much for reading!

The Color Factory

The Color Factory

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Alixandria and I recently went to The Color Factory in San Francisco - a pop-up interactive exhibition dedicated to the celebration of color. 

The artist behind the vibrant, two-story exhibit is Jordan Ferney, whose blog Oh Happy Day, I've been following since 2011. After six years of seeing Ferney's blog posts and instagram pictures bursting with color, I was excited to see her colorful vision come to life. 

Everything was painted in vibrant shades of reds, oranges, blues, greens, and pinks. One room boasted floor to ceiling coloring walls, with green markers that were taller than we were! Another area had 10,000 ribbons hanging from the ceiling. We walked through painted hallways and stood in a room covered in confetti. We ended the exhibit tour in a yellow ball pit. I hadn't been in a ball pit in almost twenty years, but it was a blast! There were colorful treats, charcoal lemonade, and an entire wall with areas that smelled like everything from roses to your grandmother's perfume. 

With artists and collaborators like Jacob Dahlgren, Tom Stayte, Jessica Hische, Rebecca Wright,  Tosha Stimage, Stanton Jones, Andrew Neyer & Andy J. Miller, Geronimo Balloons, Erin Jang, Carissa Potter, Randi Brookman Harris, and Leah Rosenberg, it's no wonder the Color Factory was a hit. 

If you're in San Francisco, I highly recommend checking it out. The Color Factory will be in town until September.