More from the book, The Comfort of Color
I believe that almost all of us thrive when surrounded by colorsl I’m not just a chromophile I’m a chromofiend. I love colors with a capital C. Colors that sing, dance, and dazzle. Colors that can’t be ignored:
Colors that raise your spirits and bring something to the party–in fact, colors that create the party. Susan Sargent
Color is much more than a expression of sytle. It feeds our minds in a way that nothing else can. Norwegian color therorist Grete Smedal pleads that "colour should involve and engage people if it is to increase the quality of life." Opening our eyes to color–becoming chromophiles–changes the way we see.
and speaking of the comfort of color … I simply MUST show you what I
received a week or so ago at the Crop Because You Care in Salt Lake
City. Meridy, one of the event coordinators created a quilt for me!
What was so interesting is that the quilt was on display all day at the
crop and I noticed it several times. It features all of my happiest
colors. I just assumed it was there as one of the silent auction items.
The hours that I’m there always fly by as I love just chatting and
walking around to see what everyone is working on. Wendy and Angie from
SS came early in the evening and we all assisted in the judging of the
page contest. Anyway, I announced the winners and then they said "We
have something for our quest judges. …"
I assumed a goody bag, like the others, until I realized that Meridy
was standing behind me, holding this quilt and then I just lost it. I
cannot believe she would take the time to create something like this
for me — unbelievable.
Sheez, I try to give a little back and I always
end up with so much more (one of the miracles in life)
I now have a gorgeous handmade quilt to display in my memory room and I LOVE it and will treasure it.
Thanks to everyone on the Crop Because You Care team and especially Meriday (wow.) Ok — and one more thing. Emilie Ahern the grand prize winner is sharing her prize (in a very cool pay it forward way.)
thank you Emilie!