This year my response to 'What did you do this summer?' has been to say 'I painted my bedroom'. Apparently this is an unexpected response judging by the reaction I get, a pause and then 'Oh....what colour did you paint it?' Nobody is impressed when I say I painted it white. And being both an explainer and a lover of colour, I immediately have to explain why I chose white. White is the best choice considering I am no good at limiting myself to a colour palette, a scheme or a plan. I love colour; lots of it, and I have colourful things everywhere. They need a neutral, restful background, literally a blank canvas. I change my mind all the time too, so that when three years from now I decide I want my bedroom to feature colours other than purple, teal and merlot, the change is as easy as new covers for the pillows, new art (self made) and perhaps some new randomly applied textiles found at the thrift shop. There will be no need to paint any walls.
So with things looking a little more normal in my world, or at least inside my own head, I thought I would share a little peek.
For an exciting day of getting cream for my coffee at the store down the road and a little painting, nothing less than one of my favourite outfits will do. Three cheers for cooler weather and layers!