Sunday, July 1, 2012
Have you noticed that the gray skies are manifested in the gray moods of the residents of this city? I know it’s hard to bear the rain and gray skies, day after day, day after day. We are all getting grumpy and just a tad snippy at times. I see it in your faces and hear it in your voices. So. What to do.
I think the easiest thing we can do is take a page from Mother Nature’s handbook and put some color in our lives. As I walk down Okanagan , I admire the hottest pink flowers happily co-existing with a vibrant purple neighbor, both surrounded by several shades of green , with maybe a bit of yellow thrown in for good measure. The assault on my visual sense makes me smile. No, this is not a color scheme I would want in my house all the time, but for just a while, like until summer actually gets here, I think I’ll go see Dave at Salmon Arm Florist and get a bouquet of flowers for my kitchen table.
I went to Vancouver recently; I’ve found a supplier of slipcover-weight fabric at prices that are quite fantastic, so I went to pick up enough for 3 sofa projects. Of course I had to take a walk down Main Street to Little India. A quick walk, I thought, because it was rainy and miserable and I was cold. Three hours later I was still there, going store to store, chatting with the ladies, fondling the silks, admiring the colors. Colors. There it was again, the effect of bright colors – they make me smile. I bought a sari.
The color of the year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango. While I don’t particularly like orange, this one is a glorious color. Maybe a hit of bright color needs to find a place in my home. I think I’ll opt for fuscia. It could be in a small cushion, or a new coffee cup, or a single Gerber daisy . Maybe we all just need some bright color that make us smile every morning. Then we won’t take the gray skies out on the nice ladies behind the counter at the Pie Company.
Let me know what your favorite color pick-me-up is. I’ll put some of your answers on my website Designsewlutions.ca. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org