I never think of myself as much of a Stones fan – but there are plenty of the old boys ditties that I enjoy. The title of this little love-note is from one of theirs… Lots of plinky plonky piano – definitely one from the Ditzy 70s Songbook.
Here’s a link – you can listen along in the background…
February is a difficult month – in the UK it’s often grey and wet. The grim reality of Christmas poundage is making itself abundantly clear with every huffing, puffing zip up and if you don’t have a Valentine – the explosion of hearts and flowers around every supermarket aisle may make you feel sad, queasy or murderous.
Take heart dear heart – what we need to do is open up our paint boxes and paint rainbows across our daily wardrobe.
Today I am a purple pixie with bells on! No really – I have bells dangling from the little ripcords on my dress. Just lovely – every time I walk, or wriggle on my swiss ball seat – I jingle ingle ingle! Like a crazed multicoloured campanologist. It has given me a ridiculous amount of joy! Just two little bells from the ribbons of a couple of Lindt Bunnies – and I’m a happy gal.
It doesn’t matter if you are old, fat, sad or not – you can drag out your most colourful clothes, dangle bits of tat from the strings and make yourself feel jolly. For cheaps. There’s a brilliant advert on the tellybox at the moment for Valspar paint – it’s a riotous invitation to thumb your nose to the rules and go out there and DO COLOUR!
If you have a moment – go and have a look at their colour ambassadors – the wonderful Sue Kreitzman is one of them – she describes herself as an ‘Outsider Artist‘ – hey YOU! You’re probably one of those too! There ARE NO RULES…
Wayhay! How amazing is that – THERE ARE NO RULES. You can make art anyway you choose. No critics, no tuition, no filter. So if I choose to make art by putting colours on my body – with my clothes – then I am an artist. Today I am a great artist! So are you.
I know I am – no-one in their right minds would describe the things I draw as mainstream – but it’s more than that. It’s colouring outside the lines, it’s about daubing your life with colour. Wearing amazing colour. Pile it on – layer it on – or if you need to – keep it under wraps and wear it under your day clothes.
Colour has vibrational energy – don’t argue – it just does. Colour makes you happy, energised – and it can make you feel rotten too.
So if it is grey outside – then you need a little colour play to cheer yourself up.
Even if all you can do is carry an image filled with colour in your inside pocket – to take out and smile over – in a moment of quiet – then do that.
Be happy – be colourful.