Hello February! For some strange reason my brain is wired to associate the rather bleak and dismal month of February with the colour orange. Don’t ask me why – I have no idea. I don’t really wear a lot of orange and it isn’t really a popular make-up colour (has anyone ever actually seen an orange eye shadow?!) but I would like to start as it is such a lovely warm and homey colour. Some of the best things in the world are orange: oranges, obviously, marmalade, penguin book covers, sanctuary bath products. It’s a satisfying list but not a very long one and this is the point I am trying to make…The colour orange should be used more! In art, fashion, transport, advertising, interior design – the list goes on!
In an attempt to bring more ‘orange’ into my life I purchased an 80s cross-over jumper from Cow Vintage at the weekend. It isn’t particularly outlandish or showy – it is, quite simply, a very comfortable jumper in a cosy and warm shade of orange. And it was £4 which I was pretty pleased with! Another spark of orange appeared in the form of some beautiful orange wool I was given last week. The wool is such a lovely colour and so I have already whipped myself up a big hairband with a bow on top to wear during ‘The Month of Orange’.
I love the vividness of orange and the way that it instantly makes me think of the 60s – a time when people weren’t afraid of wearing bright colours EVERY DAY. I used to have a pair of patent orange opened-toed sandals which I wore all the time. People would tut at me wearing of such a brightly coloured shoe in Winter and I’d always think “What IS their problem? If I want to wear patent orange shoes then I will because they make me smile”. Oh well, at least they noticed them.
Just out of interest did anybody prefer the last blog theme? I wanted a change but it didn’t feel like my blog so I changed back. I think I prefer the layout of this theme and everything isn’t squashed into the middle. I have also just realised that we are already 1/12th of the way through the year – how long ago does Christmas seem?
But fear not for summer, although still a distance away, is on the horizon.
This song is for Lisa.