The Sun is Shining02/08/13
We’re in the middle of a cold, grey winter, and the view out my window is so dreary I’ve taken mood altering (without the use of drugs)Â into my own hands. Colour! Or color (if you’re American)! I need to see some bright, warm, happy colours!!!
In Toronto, it’s a well known fact that the subway is the dreariest place, with the dreariest faces. The only thing drearier is the subway in the middle of winter. I would love if everyone could just make the small effort to wear some colour. Not black, not grey, not navy. When I’m bored on the subway I like to count the number of people who are wearing something that is not black, grey, navy or some other dark neutral and I usually get as high as 3, occasionally 5. To top that off everyone looks as though their dog or best friend just died, which I suppose may be true, but most likely not. So I like to look at each person and imagine them laughing their ass off, or imagine them getting what they want most in life, and then I imagine what that might be. That’s when things get fun. You should try it.
Here are a few new things I’ve made, to make me feel like the sun is shining, even in the middle of a snow storm. A make-up brush roll,Â travel case, and drawstring packing bagÂ in light blue, cream, and tangerine orange, colours that make me think of the ocean, the beach, and orange creamsicles. Â All available in the shop, except the drawstring bags, which will be available next week. Notice how happy it looks in snow?