If you were to swing by my cabin in the woods one day when you happened
to be out and about, you would discover that I am a lover of color.
I didn't know it when I was young - except that I had a staunch devotion to
the color green from as early as age 3. It's rumored that my Grama couldn't convince
me to try on a sweet little red dress she'd bought for me. "Why won't you try it on?" she asked. "Because." said I, "I don't like red. I only like green"
To that fine woman's credit, she took me at my word, and from that day forward
I was the happy recipient of every green item a girl could want.
Grama had a penchant for red though, and today it would seem providence is repaying
her for her grandmotherly affection as I am hooked on that fantabulously cheerful color!
Red is not where it stops however, and it's my own mother I often think of as I amass
art, and kitchenware, and quilts, and mugs, and signs, and powder coated cans and totes
in every bright rainbow color. She has always been a woman who has understood having
things around that make your spirit sigh with contentment and delight.
At first I didn't know I had it in me, as I tried to coordinate hues.
To embrace whites. To stick to a scheme.
It turns out I have that spirit which sighs too when it sees something happy. And colorful things?
They make me smile :-) So now I fill my eye, my closet, my kitchen, and pretty much my
entire house with bright happiness that makes my heart sing!
Maybe I'm just getting old, but I don't feel a bit embarrassed for wearing a lilac skirt with pink socks
and blue house shoes (I might be embarrassed about the dirt on my shoes - yikes!)
Throw on a bright apron and I have something kind of like fireworks! Hope you're eye's aren't sensitive :-D
I like it. It keeps my spirit in fresh supply of sighs :-)
Lime Green and Teal side by side, not too much though and definitely not on a car.
Jewel Tones for wearing
Orange for a playful pop on a yellow or blue wall.
Meyer Lemon Yellow. Not to wear, but as one occasional accent here and there.
Butter Yellow for wall paint.
Blues - Robins Egg, Azure, Sky, Ice blue, Cobalt, Periwinkle.... who doesn't like blue?
Green. I am always loyal to my first color-love. I have a theory that God is partial to green too
and I can't wait to see it start popping out from twigs and branches everywhere! Come Spring!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times