Posted by Nina on Oct 8, 2010
There has been one thing that has been solidly consistent through out my life.. and that is my love of color. Ever since I can remember I have been drawing, painting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, photographing, and talking about color. When I was very young my grandmother had given me a box (about hat box sized) to keep all of my crayons in.. I had so many because every time we went to the store I saw the NEW! colors, larger boxes, pastels, florescent, metallic, limited editions, and shaped crayons that I didn’t already own and I would beg for them… my family usually agreed because crayons I used.. and I used them daily.
As I got older, I had some issues with my eyes that literally made me wonder if someday I would lose my eyesight.. thankfully that hasn’t happened and I am healthy and fine but it was a very real concern for a very long time. I never took color for granted. I still don’t. I find beauty in every color.. no matter how dark or light.
I’ve been browsing my crafts lately while we are reorganizing my shared space craft room (partly the husbands office) and my love of color is still very much evident there.. as well as my fondness for stuffed animals with bright colors.. You never get too old for that fluffy monster toy right!?
You might wonder where I am going with this post since it’s pretty random, so here it is… The next year of my life, I am taking time to celebrate color and to celebrate life. I will not be taking a hiatus from blogging! Oh no, I am going to pull you right along with me! From food to crafts, to tastes and smells, I encourage you to go out right now… and celebrate with a little color! and stay tuned for color crafting news!! Those of you who stalk me on ravelry may already know some of the things I am planning!