Santorini sea, Guernsey Sky, my grans’ old teapot. Such things make me happy, and thus Baby blue is a favourite. For no other reason than it reminds me of happy places and happy times.
The funnel neck jumper that I once blew a weeks wages on (Nicole Farhi, always a fave) and then wore for an entire long weekend trip with friends to Cambridge. I had a great time, and slept in my jumper, thus Imbuing it, and the weekend AND the colour with a mythical quality. Like a lucky charm. Poor old jumper, I still have it, and I wear it when I’m poorly to make myself feel a bit better. My Dad did the same, he had a sick jumper, that we all mocked. I wonder if it reminded him of a happy time? For me it’s the colour and the comfort of the colour, all tied up together.
In the Princess Elizabeth hospital, delivering my firstborn, with the help of a bit of diamorphine. Incredible stuff…I flew off down into a lovely electric blue tunnel. It was bliss. Although something that I’ll hopefully never repeat. Don’t really want to make a habit of such things. Incidentally, I delivered the second with a bit of gas and air, which my husband also had a go on – just to be social.
My current and favourite ever sunnies – in electric blue. Permanently on my head, I love the fact that they are so cool and everyone else loves them and comments on them. I would if I saw them on someone’s head. They look like flies eyes. Amazing blue ones.
That gorgeous blue palette of swimming pool tiles. I swim loads – several times a week, I find it enormously grounding and calming. I can think in a pool when I feel overwhelmed and unable to think outside of it. I head to a pool when I feel a need to think or whenever I have lots on. Perhaps it’s the monotonous up and down, or the endorphins of the work out of half a mile of front crawl, but I rather prefer to think it’s the colours. Ideas come to me in a pool – it’s just a shame pen and paper are never handy at the same time.
Baby blue / electric blue…all my favourite things. Blue is meant to be cooling and calming, offering no stimulation. But in my personal colour diary in my head blue is anything but.
Electric Blue and Greenery Necklace. Raw Emerald and Turquoise with Howlite chips. Strung on tiger tail with a handmade sterling silver clasp. Approx length 19″.