November 03, 2011
I Dream of Yarn and Other Colorful Things
I dream about yarn. I knit in my sleep. I am currently obsessed with this blanket from the Purl Soho blog and trying to find a budget priced yarn to knit it up in. Sometimes I dream about fabric or paper or just really colorful things. Few things make me happier than dreaming about aqua, red, pink, yellow and green. It makes me want to jump out of bed and create something.
The other day I decided to paint the inside of my door aqua. I have always had white. I'm tired of playing it safe. Life is too short for that. So today I started painting. I now realize that it's not enough for me to just paint the inside. I'm going to paint the outside aqua too. I find that these days I really crave color. The problem seems to be that, the more I have the more I want. Actually, maybe that is no problem at all.
As I do what I want to this house, I feel myself becoming transformed right along with it. I am now someone who knows what she wants, feels secure in that knowledge and doesn't care what other people think. It's freeing! I think this is the gift of turning 40 and of living an authentic life. We are a house full of colorful characters. It's time our surroundings reflected it.