colour: I need to get me some of that

2662e493bdecbd6b1fbe045a463aa201--colour-wheel-the-colour I’m not one to pay attention to visual things such as dress & room decor unless it is dramatic. I  do notice color in objects such as a quilt: what I like and don’t like. Pondering color (being the prompt), I am wondering if I wouldn’t be more ‘inspired’ if I did play with color in my clothes or my home. Being pragmatic, I tend to just stick to the basics: I like the color blue so that’s the color of most of my clothes, that way there’s no time wasted on mixing & matching, that and just plain ‘ole comfortable, nothing fancy, no accoutrements such as scarves or jewelry for me. I know, boring old lady. My home is mostly beige or shades of brown/tan so there’s no fussing with a color flow. There’s also no feeling either.

It just seems like a lot of work (and money) to have the variety in clothes & accoutrements and to design rooms around color. This is my ‘illness’, my condition (I’d love to have some extensive therapy sessions if only they were free) ~ to be constantly in a quandary about what’s best: would my life have a broader spectrum of feelings, experiences if I was more ‘vivacious’, if I paid more attention to detail, how I present myself? For example: I was watching some interviews last night and noticing the dress, jewelry, shoes etc. of the people. I know, their in “the biz” and presence is everything, I’m not that easily enticed to follow. However, they did briefly talk about the fact that what you wear (how you present yourself in public) does effect how other people treat you. And I know that is a true statement.

In the interest of reinventing myself, being my ‘best self’, I think I will incrementally try to introduce more color, texture, variety & personality in my presence/clothes and perhaps some in my home. I’m a minimalist so this will be a challenge. When I think about how I must look to the casual observer, I think I’m forgettable, easily overlooked, smh. And, I do feel invisible, bland, like I blend into the environment, like an old couch or a rock. I’m going to sped more time observing and changing things up a bit, see what happens.

~ 11:07 Tuesday, Jan. 23


jjj-2018#jusjojan: color

Your prompt for January 23rd, 2018, brought to you by the kind, considerate, and eloquently snarky Supernatural Snark, is “Colour.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Super at her blog, “Supernatural Snark” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://supernaturalsnark.wordpress.com/

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3 Comments

  1. When I moved into my house, all the walls were painted magnolia. I decided that I wanted to introduce a bit of colour so over the years did so to some of the rooms. However, most of these style and makeover shows that beiges and other neutral colours as the best if you ever want to sell or move away. They advise just adding another colour for an accent, which is easy to do as most colours go with beige. Even just a couple of brightly coloured cushions on the sofa may make your home feel more personal. The same with your outfits, one brightly coloured accessory, shoes, belt or even coat can jazz up an outfit no end. I am pretty rubbish when it comes to fashion etc but it touched me that you feel ‘forgettable.’ ‘easily overlooked’ and ‘bland.’ and I don’t think anyone should feel like that. I am pretty shy but it doesn’t stop me from wearing my bright red dress or my pretty yellow one, even if it is with black tights. It makes me feel cheery. (Having said that, If I am feeling grotty then I might just go for all black)!!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for stopping in and for your kind words. Regarding how I think I look to others, I think I am only being honest with myself – when I catch myself in a mirror or window reflection, it always surprises me how I don’t recognize my exterior. I am going to work on color now.

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