This video brought a tear to my eye (pun intended). A big thanks to +Kryptyk Physh for bringing it to my attention.
I personally am very sceptical of what this video is showing, but despite my misgivings over the glasses themselves and the sickly "pull-at-your-heartstrings" sentimentality of the directing, I applaud Valspar for raising awareness of colour-blindness. Well done Valspar!
I write this post with that same aim. Colour-blindness affects 8% of males and 0.4% of females. There is no known cure. Please give generously.
I resolved to make myself some glasses to test Valspar's theory.
If you would like to read a little more about my battle with colour-blindness then you can do so in this post I wrote in 2011. In this article you'll find a lot more information about this debilitating condition. Please give generously.
I needed some material to make the frames for the glasses. Here you can see that I'm repurposing the end of an old cardboard box.
I knew instinctively that I'd need some sort of holes to look through and how about somewhere to put my nose?
You can also see me trying to figure out how I'm going to hold the frames on my head.
Time to try these babies out!
Can you see what I see?
I'm erring on the side of caution here when I say that my results are inconclusive and that much, much more testing is required before we go getting ourselves excited about having found a cure.
In the meantime... please give generously.
(A big thanks to +Shaun Hopkins for the testing gif)
I'm going to leave you with Hologram Earth's new single "Circadian". These guys just go from strength to strength! Luuk van der Velden has turned his hand to directing and does a brilliant job. Is there no end to these boys' talents?
You can download the song from Bandcamp now. There is an album in the works. I just hope I live long enough to hear it ;-)
Before I leave you , I want to point out that singer Michiel Meurs is colour-blind.
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