I find that color is a great mood lifter. And I have been applying color therapy to myself quite a bit lately ... mainly through stitching and sewing. Instead of sticking to my June stitching goals of projects with somewhat subdued coloring, I have been starting projects with lots and lots of luscious colors.
Having finished SB's Be a Witch, I promptly started Crescent Colors' Saloon from the Indy Market Town Square SAL. I am using the suggested Crescent Colors and they are such a joy ... Blue Moon, Sunkissed and Tennessee Red Clay are definitely going to become part of my personal design pallette. It doesn't hurt that I am stitching this design on a Silkweaver 28 ct Cashel linen named Starquest ... a lovely overdye of light to medium blues with a touch of indigo ... instead of the more neutral fabrics of my June goals projects. In the past, I have only used Crescent Colors cotton overdyes that came in the Prairie Schooler Annual Designer Santa kits ... but then I discovered Crescent Colors' Belle Soie silks and have been buying them where ever I find them ... and now I am broadening my exploration of the overdyed cottons, as well. I find these cottons have a softer hand than either WDW or GAST and I have every intention of deepening my stash of this fine fiber. I just ordered some more skeins to kit up the single mermaid chart in Workbasket's I Heard the Mermaids Singing, which I will be stitching on Starquest as well.
I tend to be rather conservative in my wardrobe as well: going with classic styles and subdued shades like grey, sage, slate, dusky rose or basic black. But even here I have been applying color therapy: I just purchased a pair of sky blue sandals and a pair of butter yellow ballet flats, as well as two floral print dresses, one in candy red and one in leaf green. I don't know how long my love affair with color will last but I fully intend to enjoy every minute of it while it lasts. What's the point of being "a certain age" if one can't indulge one's whims?!? Bring on the rainbows!