I am about to say something that might get me bounced out of the blogging world on my pretty ear. Along with the birds and owls of the quilting world I might just be growing tired of the all white house. Well that's not true, I love looking at the photos, they are dreamy like a soft serve confection but I have come to know that the look is not true to who I am and my life.
One of the great dangers of being a blogger and a blog surfer is that you can lose sight of yourself and your trueness in the face of so many talented people who do such a wonderful job expressing their personal style. I mean there are few who do it better than the wonderful creator of Dreamy Whites The imagery on her blog is swoon worthy and I never fail to see a heart stopping bit of pretty and for a while it made me what to go buy about 100 gallons of white paint and redo everything in my house.
In fact I got so far as to have collected over 60 white paint chip samples that I obsessively poured over for weeks in an attempt to find the "perfect" white for the inside of Anarchy. I ached, I dreamed, I pondered how I was going to explain my new obsession to Doc ( who by the way would have been cool with it- he's like that). But in the end I was saved from myself by this.... ohh that pink! While not the shade I would pick for my own house it made me tingle down to my toes. I have always loved color and pattern.
That grass-green rocks my world. The photo and sign are from the always wonderful MissMustardSeed and the paint in the green from the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint collection.
Ohhhh these colors make me so happy!
While the white rooms and houses made me feel mellow, the images of color make me happy, they make me smile and they give me energy. In the end I feel better and more "me" with the color than without.
So while I will never give up a chance to sneak a peek at those dreamy confections for my own sanity I will be stripping my P-board of images that don't help me keep my vision on track and as well I am be editing my personal magazine clips in the same way, and it feels good.
So tell me, have you ever strayed off course with your personal look, for yourself or your home? If so care to share your story?