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Murky Orange Rainbow?

Murky Orange Rainbow?

Murky orange rainbow? It has to start somewhere, has to come from somewhere, I suppose.  Lining up the liquorice comfits on the dashboard was my first awareness of it - the nerdy-ness, the tiny flash of the inherited autistic streak that’s in all of us really.  Was...

Work in Progress

In direct response to the original premise of the exhibition - " Work in Progress " , the arts being under attack in education - I’d like to make the following point. There is the old adage that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. And also the...

My Own Personal Rainbow

My Own Personal Rainbow -  Why do we sometimes become so staid in our choices of colours? Some colours are obviously more wearable than others, depending on our skin tones, hair colour etc, but many of us covet colour and never wear it, are we missing the benefits,...

Greys

Funny that I don’t think of grey, but greys , in the plural And amazing how much there is to be seen in greys. All the facets and nuances that go together to make up the simply staggering varieties of this lovely, calming and absorbing colour range. Soft greys, harsh...

Fiery Red and Yellow

Fiery Red and Yellow. Primary, heartstopping, but of course, this isn’t just one colour, and like the new black, it doesn’t really exist. All in my head, but that’s the point, it’s my version of the colour, or the combination of colours that go to make this up. Ooh...

Baby Blue / Electric Blue

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...

Purple

Purple I loved purple as a teenager, I wonder if I still could? Looking back, purple was possibly my first obsession. An all consuming, head over heels, proper colour crush

Safe Navy

I once had a colleague that completely put me off of navy. We worked in a boutique together, many moons ago, when I was young and impressionable and she was older and much more sophisticated than I. Although we had a fairly similar taste in clothes. She stated...

The New Black

I’m not even planning to discuss black, defined as the absence of colour. That’s not a colour, it’s not on my radar at all. I don’t wear black, (I don’t have a corporate wardrobe at all) and I don’t even use black stones very much. But the new black, ah that’s...

Greenery

Greenery ,the colour de jour – there’s always one nowadays. It’s simply inescapable. We can’t just wear what suits us anymore, we have to wear this year’s latest colour. How has this happened to us again? I thought, as a society that we’d outgrown the fashion rules...