Sunday, April 5, 2009

MY OBSESSION






What do you call someone who is obsessed with color? Can one be a colorist, rather than an artist or a designer? I have had many jobs and hobbies in my life, but most all of them have had something to do with color. When I got my very first job at a fabric store, it was because I loved playing with all the different colors and textures, pulling them into exciting combinations. When I chose to major in clothing and textiles, it wasn't because I wanted to convince women that they needed to ditch what they had and start fresh with all new clothes each season. If anything, that's what drove me away from it. No, I just loved pulling together the different outfits and color combinations. Same with plants - it's not the gardening so much as playing with color and design. Why didn't I mind moving constantly? Because I got to try out new color combinations in each new house.

So why do I love Fonda San Miguel in Austin? One guess.

5 comments:

KCB said...

Love the FSM photos!

Rocketboy wants to start a multicolor cutting garden and try his hand at dyeing flowers. I think I have a budding colorist on my hands.

Hill Country Hippie said...

I want to LIVE at Fonda San Miguel! Perhaps we should have settled in San Miguel de Allende instead of Wimberley, huh? By the way, have you taken Rocketboy to visit the Arnosky's big blue barn over towards Blanco - home of Texas Specialty Cut Flowers? Field Trip!

Teri in CO said...

Love, love, love color too! I would LOVE to live at Fonda San Miguel too!

musingegret said...

Thought of you and your love of C-O-L-O-R when I saw this on Apartment Therapy: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/house-tours/house-tour-ashwinys-riot-of-colors-mumbai-081027

Hill Country Hippie said...

Oh yeah, definitely! (If you mean the "Bollywood" house - not sure, since the address got cut off, but that's the one that caught my eye!)