I happen to strike up a conversation with two women in the natural food store while looking at Henna dyes. One of them was an acquaintance (a tall German woman in her mid 50's) Anyway, I happened to catch the look on her face -preserved almost as well as some of my expressions.. as if I was holding a hostess Twinkie in my hand? I said "no, you don't wanna do that do you"!? She grinned..pushing back her dark blond dread locks which just about touched her hips.
(Here) they'll set the record straight for you about all the stereotypical information you've probably heard out there about not washing dread locks and stuff like "clean hair dreads faster than dirty hair".
Well, the other woman I'd just met- maybe about the same age.. attractive, single- yet struggling with various addictions, who was presently sobering up for rehab.. in addition to finding a place to stay! According to her, she wasn't abused enough to stay at the women's shelter? Well, that got me to thinking about the impact color has on ones mood. You may of heard of pink prisons for criminals..well I wondered about substance abuse- like how color can enhance or reduce the sensational effects of food? (this was really an excuse to throw the last part in)
Now about that tile-
When our house was being built, I chose some bathroom tiles with every other piece of (5x 7 diamond shape), being either beige, pearly lavender to deep mauve as well as some warm tones..almost orange- that highlighted our fancy lavender blue bathtub! (no jets..my husband is a mechanic..did most of the plumbing too, so he visualized having to rip the wall out to repair something?
Well, when the tile guys were finishing ..it was only then I'd noticed most of the pieces they assembled were on the orange to the dark mauve side (leave it to the men)? But to make matters worse, I made an irritating discovery too! Something about the colors looked off from what I originally picked out?! When I went back to talk to the sales rep -she said that the change had something to do with the factory over a period of time? Huh?? See, back when I was matching shades..(trying to choose what would go with an accent piece) was when I noticed the tiles surrounding her desk, and said that's it! Anyway..a factory thing? Well..best I could do was tone down the paint to make certain colors stand out more..like those soft lavender and pearly tones? Nobody else noticed any problem..but it still wasn't ..it isn't what I saw?
"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."
- Claude Monet
(Orange Bougainvillea & Jacaranda)