Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Since I was a child, I would call green and red two of my favorite colors, not together though, unless we're celebrating Christmas.

Looking back on my childhood, I recall a green,white and black plaid blouse that I wore until it could be worn no more.  I have tried not to like green so much, and yet I choose it more than not.  The walls in my living/dining room and back entry are all the same beautiful green/grey.  The colors in my bedroom are green and pink; upstairs bath are green and other pastels; and craft and sewing room are Yet in my wardrobe, I have very little green.

The other color is red, or "rad" which is the way I pronounced it as a child.  Like all colors there are many shades and hues, so although I don't have any true red in the color schemes of my home decorating, I have shades of it.  The accent color in the living/dining room is a deep wine color. The free-hand designs I painted on the walls in the computer room are dark red.  But in my wardrobe, there is very little red or wine color.

By the way, my kitchen is yellow with blue accent and first floor bath is a dark tangerine, almost red.  As I look closely at all these colors, I can see that on the first floor, the main living area of the house, the colors are bright with deep shades and hues; whereas the colors on the second floor - bedroom, bath and crafting area are pastels.

When I am planning a tea party, the colors of the linens, cups, teapots, and even the food usually are chosen by a season or theme.  It is then that I am thankful that I am not color blind. I also enjoy pairing up some things that may not traditionally go together. I love the colors of fall - gold, bronze, orange and yellow of leaves, and reds found in apples - that's the season we are coming into here in Northern Michigan.

Even our long winters, have colorful choices - shades of whites, silver, pink.

and then spring brings the newness of green leaves and grass, 

followed by the blossoms of early summer and blue sky and waters. 


 Photo used by permission - Elizabeth Shevokas

Recently, I've been learning about some new colors.  They are the colors of cancer-fighting foods.  As part of my journey to wellness, the colors that I love are the colors that I also eat.  The greens are brussel sprouts, and broccoli, with red as peppers, and apples, and the pink of shrimp.  The bright yellows are also peppers, and pineapple too.

There was a saying once, that was something like this: Do you have to wear what you eat?  (do you spill your meal on your clothes every time you eat?)

For the first time, I can feel good about wearing and eating my favorite colors.  Are you eating your colors?

Enjoy the beauty around you, look for the colors.

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