Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Okay, so like I said, there is more!
It was easier to start telling my colour story from black and grey to my safe colours. The colours I gravitate to, sort of naturally.

But ever since being pregnant with Squirt, I've been falling in love with something a lot more dangerous... RED! I've no idea how that happened. I just woke up one morning, and found out that - apparently - I had a colour theme on my hands! And as it goes with colour themes: once you start, it's hard to stop. Red has become the colour of contrast in this house. As simple, or complicated, as that.

So the first grid I photographed - before deciding that my colour story as such passed through green and blue first and foremost - was red in nature. Food, more accurately.
Then, I looked around & found - way more red than is necessary for any one life time. After some serious editing, I could claim it's only accentuating the edges - but the truth is, this mosaic is me, showing a lot of restraint... But it gets worse. The goth deep, deep down inside of me could claim red as a colour of passion and be done with it - albeit grudgingly. If there wasn't evidence - and now proof - that there is more to it than just that. There is something fishy going on here. In my head, and even - in a curious single incident - in my closet (the clogs are for gardening purposes only, and the socks came in a batch with blues and greys. That's my story & I'm sticking to it!). I've struck... PINK!Pink! What's happening here?! Is it some sort of reaction to the fact that I'm the female minority in this house these days? Some form of defiance - resistance? Proof that I'm here? Has becoming a mamma made me aware of the fact that I'm a girl or something?! This really snuck up on me!

I have no idea where this is coming from! What I do know is, finding pink really shocked me out of my photographing frenzy of colour. I needed to sit and brood. Reclaim my inner goth for a bit. Listen to some Type O Negative & Nick Cave. Come to terms with the idea that my new-found interest in colour goes past gel pens, watercolour paint, crayons and pastels & what they can do on paper - straight to the heart of things: a PINK iPod and beyond!

I'll be back when I'm ready to embrace my inner girl...


  1. What a fun color story!!! The best I've read yet! Such wonderful collages!

  2. wow! you really stretched yourself, and with great results!

  3. Rose!!! Yuk!!! LOL Daar heb ik pas last van sinds mijn dochter(s); en dan nog alleen voor hun. Sca-ry :-)

  4. @ Stephanie - you're making me blush!!
    @ Lucy - thank you :)
    @ Annemarie - ja... kweet 't... & kweet 't OOK niet... Gebeurde zomaar! Ben er ook nog NIET overheen! ;)

  5. This post speaks to me girl! I think you hit the nail on the head about realizing we're girls once we have babies. I think it's when I began to realize it, too! And don't feel bad...my pink iPod shocks me as much as yours shocks you!

  6. I'm so glad you get this Michelle :) Other mothers surrounding me can't relate at all! I can live with being quaint, if I have to, but it really is much better knowing I'm not actually alone in my newly uncovered... pinkness... ;)

  7. I hadn't seen these photos yet... love the tomatoes and I think you did an excellent job of embracing pink!


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