colors of calm

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1. the color of  my favorite sweater and first piece of Elizabeth Suzann clothing. My parents gave it to me four Christmases ago, and it’s my hanging-around-the-house staple.   2. the color of  grass through the Kentucky early-morning fog   3. the color of  my favorite cardigan which I “borrowed” from my mother’s closet years ago because she never wore it, and I loved the color so!   4. the color of  the color of the Kentucky Crider soil I grew up digging and building and playing in   5. the color of  moss, which I spot anywhere and everywhere and always stop to touch   6. the color of  rosemary, my favorite smelling herb + the color of my lover’s eyes   7. the color of  how I like my morning (and afternoon… sometimes evening…) coffee

1. the color of my favorite sweater and first piece of Elizabeth Suzann clothing. My parents gave it to me four Christmases ago, and it’s my hanging-around-the-house staple.

2. the color of grass through the Kentucky early-morning fog

3. the color of my favorite cardigan which I “borrowed” from my mother’s closet years ago because she never wore it, and I loved the color so!

4. the color of the color of the Kentucky Crider soil I grew up digging and building and playing in

5. the color of moss, which I spot anywhere and everywhere and always stop to touch

6. the color of rosemary, my favorite smelling herb + the color of my lover’s eyes

7. the color of how I like my morning (and afternoon… sometimes evening…) coffee

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This art therapy activity came to me through the grapevine of girlfriends, and my friend Amber and I decided to try it out for ourselves. Of course, I needed to share it with you all.

It began with me going to Home Depot and picking up allllll the paint samples. Every one that called to me or reminded me of something calming, I grabbed.

When I got home, I considered what each color reminded me of. Some of them traced to items I had around my house while other things went deeper into my past and took me a while to call to mind. I picked a handful to share with you, and the others I’ll come back to another time. I’m looking forward to using this as a color palette inspiration for some new work!

What are your colors of calm?