Sunday, August 27, 2006

colors of me

This entry is in response to a blog challenge by a fellow ScrapShare member, Stacy.

I have always loved the color purple. All versions of it: lavender, violet, indigo, and big 'ole bright PURPLE! I love purple flowers. Lilacs, violets, hydrangeas, johnny jump-ups, and especially the multi-hued morning glories that are at this moment covering most of my front porch. Funny though, I do not wear much purple. Not sure why, I usually talk myself out of buying any purple clothing.

My master bathroom is decorated in purple. I made the curtain and trimmed it with purple beads I had picked up at a discount store not knowing what I wanted them for, but had to have them 'just in case.' I painted the top of the mirror and the bottom of the window in stain glass-like purple flowers. My poor husband - the sole male of the house (our cat, at one time his only gender ally, has been surgically removed from the male species) - had staked his claim on this bathroom and had probably dreamed of some manly type of decor for this one room. Too bad. That's what you get when you go to sea for any length of time and leave me here alone with Kohl's just down the road.

Purple can soothe me, give me strength, energize me, calm me and inspire me. I believe that when I speak or think, if word bubbles would appear above my head, the words would be purple.

Now, that having been said...I like to wear red. Growing up I never wore red. Even avoided wearing red. I have no idea why. I have a vague memory of shopping with a friend when we were teens and she recommended I try on a red shirt. I almost acted repulsed by the thought of it! haha! I am wearing a red t-shirt right now. I wore a red (strapless, no less!!) gown to this year's submarine ball (see May 2006 post). I LOVED this dress on me, but initially had to be persuaded to try it on. Had I been shopping alone I probably wouldn't have even taken it off the rack. I got more compliments when I was wearing that dress - compliments usually make me feel uncomfortable - but that night I felt like royalty.

But, purple is my favorite, and here is what Google has to say about it:
Purple: Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty, and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental, expansive and artistic, a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant, and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.

I agree with most of that except for the last sentence. Unconventional and authoratative - maybe. Tolerant and dignified? Not so much.

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