“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8 colour boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64 colour boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64 colour box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s okay though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colours like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8 colour boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colours of life, of feeling, of articulation. So when I meet someone who’s an 8 colour type… I’m like, hey girl, Magenta! and she’s like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, no I want Magenta!” ~John Mayer
I recently had a request to use black on the white for my blogs. I did agree as I did not think that it would make any difference to me. However, I am dyslexic therefore to go back and read my words makes it very difficult. I have also had a couple of other bloggers mention that they find my blog easier too because it was done in colour. So without any malintention, I am going back to coloured ones but will stay with the rainbow colours only and not use the softer colour.
As a teacher, I always had plenty of colourful posters and artwork around the classroom and tried my hardest to ensure that the young ones had as much colour in their life as possible. I was a strictly a black and red girl in my teen years, when I left high school I got adventurous and added purple. That colour combination lasted for years, I think back now and it was most likely when I had the kids and then started teaching. Now I try really hard to surround myself with as much colour as possible.
I find that on my bad days it really does stop me from going too far down that tunnel of terror, and on the good days it pushes me to do things I can not do properly anymore. Colour is used to express an array of emotions and every nation multi usages for it. The paintings below are from different countries….the snake is from the Australian Aboriginal and is the rainbow serpent (sadly the painter was not listed with this piece). The love heart is a piece used for a Mexican promotional tourist invite. And the two love hearts at the end of the rainbow was used to advertise love.
So I am going to go back to my coloured typing for my blogs and apologise to anyone that it causes problems for. I really do know just how difficult it is to try and read when the colour of the words make it impossible for you to read properly. Have a good day/evening and thank you for stopping by to read my blog.