i've been feeling recently
like i've lost a bit of what 'lai grai' is
some of the energy, some of the enthusiasm.
but then- i realize,
it's still there.
it's always been there.
lai grai lives in the every day.
and it doesn't really matter to me,
what form lai grai takes.
i just want to preserve:
the appreciation of details
the creative drive
the desire to produce
(on whatever scale ultimately helps the creativity).
today i played with it,
and gathered up some of my original photos,
to transform into a visual representation
of what i mean when i say
'the lai grai palette'
but really, you know it,
as soon as you see it.
i had my friend kate,
a prop stylist and fellow visual merchandiser,
over to learn the delicate art of embroidery.
she and i discussed our love of needlepoint during a floorset
and she professed her desire to learn other fiber arts.
when she joined me in my studio
this past week
i showed her a wealth of embroidery threads
and explained that i had selected all of these
in the 'lai grai palette'
so i could grab any mini skein
and they would always
since then, i've been thinking about the palette of lai grai.
and our discussion of the day-
where she asked me:
"if you could do anything [career-wise], what would you do?"
deep questions, kate!
i don't remember what i said,
but today, i was thinking,
it would have to do with color.
and color nuances.
the other day,
i heard a customer remark to another customer
when she was looking at a white decorative accessory
"you always choose white. white's not a color. choose another."
i was so tempted, to interject, to yelp!, to exclaim!!!
of course WHITE is a color.
think of all the varied shades of white.
dear me. what a world if white isn't a color.
i've found i've been having the best time collecting
snippets of colors
on pinterest, and with my camera,
and creating these color story posts for the blog.
i don't know where that will lead ...
but if it makes me happy,
then i should make it a priority.
here's to happy!
speaking of happy-
i've been participating in an instagram challenge
but really, it's a bit like a
it's called 100 happy days,
and the goal is to share a photo a day for one hundred days!
the idea- mindfulness is the key to happiness.
plus, as a bonus,
if you complete the challenge,
they print a sweet little mini book
of your 100 happy days
for you to remember what matters!
would you like to join in? check it out - here!
want to see all the lai grai palette images
and join in the color fun?
you can see my profile on stylyze here!