Today, I had a revelation. I realized I really love the color pink. I have always LIKED it, but now I LOVE it. I mean really LOVE!! In fact, I even realized in my last entry – I must really love pink because I have just stayed in a pink hotel!
My slippers are pink.
In my handbag is a pink notebook, camera cover and change purse.
What’s the only color you see?
Recently, I joined an interactive website for Designers and this is the first room I managed to create
So without trying to analyze this too much, I just did some reflecting and figured out the following;
In January, 1987 I gave birth to my first child, a boy. Five years later, I gave birth to my daughter. As a working designer, I immediately had visions of the most incredibly feminine, ruffled, sweet and pretty PINK room for this precious little girl to grow up in. I purchased yards of every pattern of Laura Ashley fabric that I could find in pink. I could envision the patchwork quilt, drapery to match, wallpaper, pillows; EVERYTHING would be drenched in pink flowers.
Little did I know that by the time I got around to finally making all these things, that my little girl was able to speak and express her hatred of all things pink. I believe her words were “It’s not cool”. She ended up with tie dye, batik, four different color walls and hanging beads instead of a door. So much for that idea!
So here I am, 21 years later and still craving an all pink room. Fortunately, we are in the process of building a new smaller home and instead of having two guestrooms, I decided I needed an office all to myself. The planning started from day one.
I just wish construction on the house was this fun. To keep me motivated, in spite of all the aggravation, frustration, and delays, I put a pretend office together. I am so happy with the result!!
So far, it has been almost two years since the house project started. I know that we will finish, as hard as it is to stay positive. But one thing is for sure….. Someday soon, I will be writing my blog surrounded by pink and enjoying every minute of it!
LIFE IS GOOD!