Sunday, January 31, 2010

THE Color Purple!

Almost a cliché thanks to Oprah, but the color purple is an ongoing theme in my life and for no other reason than I like the color - alot. It's the color of royalty. However, when I mention that concept to friends I get those bad juju looks with a side of stink eye!

Dwelling. Anyway,  I have many rooms in my home painted varying shades—fireplace wall, dining room, one living room wall, and my bedroom. Funny thing though, my studio is painted in red, yellow and chartreuse (radio-active) green. But, I still have one wall that is screaming stark white...

My hair. Yep! I have purple sections in my hair taken from my paint palette instead of Clairol. You may think it qualifies for one of those acts of teenage defiance, but, it's really kinda dark and subtle. I get weird looks, but more compliments. The latter helps me to justify the monthly salon cost, and I thrive on weird looks.

My official business name. Purple Barn Studios. I love barns. I've always wanted my studio in a barn just outside my back door. My BFF (Watercolor Annie) has a barn and I keep bugging her about making her art studio out there. It’s an excellent barn, too, stately poised at the back of her land—and three stories high. Wow. My neighborhood has one of those dreadful covenants—so, there will be no real barn for me that would hold anything more than a shovel and weedwacker. For now my purple barn lives inside me, but not for too long. More about this later...


  1. Hey Syd,
    I love purple, too! Since I met you at PCCMMR I have come out of the closet with purple. I have a lot more purple showing thanks to you. It always makes me think of you, too! =) xxoo Meredith

  2. Purple has been one of my favorite colors for a long time (along with orange). I have a lot of purple in my life! :)