RDP: Colour

Colours Make Me Happy

I love colourful things and although I’ve come to appreciate black & white photography I love to take photos in colour most of all.

I love the colours in nature, golden daffodils and red roses, green grass and blue sky. I love the way a body of water can be deep blue, or turquoise or even black depending on the conditions and I feel happy when I see a rainbow on a dull day. I look forward to blossoms and spring flowers but also to the golden colours of autumn.

Rainbow over the Huon River
Rainbow over the Huon River
King Alfred daffodil
This tree was showing wonderful autumn colours.

I remember how at one time when my work was making me feel very stressed and I was getting headaches I would go to a fabric store in the city after work. Half an hour or so looking at colourful fabrics and yarns always made me feel better even if I didn’t buy anything. The headache would just go away.

Stone Pippin is the yarn shop.

Lack of colour has the opposite effect on me. A modern decorating trend I have noticed when looking at houses on real estate websites is to have grey walls, flooring, curtains and accessories. Whenever I see this I feel that all the personality has been washed out of the house. I don’t feel that I want to even enter houses like this. If I had to live in one I am sure I would become seriously depressed if I were not allowed to redecorate.

 

RDP: Colour

Colour My Life

I adore colourful things. I love the colours in nature, colourful fabrics and yarns, and the colours of man-made objects.

The colours in my home reflect that. I don’t mean that I want every room painted a different bright colour or a red splashback in the kitchen. I have some taste! Naomi and I call these houses “clown houses” when we see them in real estate listings but even worse to me are the houses with no colour at all. Lately, there has been a trend to having rooms entirely in grey, walls, floors, curtains and furniture. It washes any personality out of a house and if I had to live in one I’d have to fill it with colours immediately or I would go into a depression. Please don’t make me live in a grey house!

My living room.

Here are some things of colour I love.

Massed pink daisies at Princes Park, Battery Point -Hobart
King Alfred daffodil
Green or Tasmanian Rosella
Vibrantly coloured pinwheels at a shop in Salamanca
This tree was showing wonderful autumn colours.
The famouse face of Old King Cole, Luna Park, Sydney
The famous face of Old King Cole, Luna Park, Sydney
Yarn Bombing
Yarn Bombing a bicycle. Makers on Church St.