Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Purple -- I was over it after years of wearing it and surrounding myself with it. I was bored with purple. I recently told a friend that the years I wore purple were my passive days - Passive Purple! Now, I know purple isn't passive. It's deep, vibrant, rich and wonderful. But in those days when I preferred purple, I was a passive person. Guess what, I am no longer that person and I know wearing purple will not make me passive! So I got brave and bought a purple shirt and then a purple dress. I'm finding I really like purple again.

As I was working on my next garment this week – a purple vest – I noticed that my little work corner was surrounded with purple. In the background is a triptych wall piece that’s almost finished from a photograph I took of a allium I had in my backyard when we lived in Denver. I’ve printed it on silk fabric and it’s mounted on purple linen and black silk. I’m having lots of fun experimenting with this medium and once again, surrounding myself with purple.


  1. My favorite colors have always been mauve and light blue -- but lately, I have been wearing much more purple! I like purple! (That's what makes the world go 'round!)

  2. It's good for me to step outside my comfort zone with colors. I haven't considered mauve and light blues lately. Thanks for the reminder. And I do think almost everyone loves purple!