Part 1 ( Fascination ):
When I was in the Interior Design program at the LDS Business College I took a color theory class. It FASCINATED me. I love color. I love the impact it has. I love it's underlying healing qualities. I love the personal statements you create with it and...... I just love it!!! I love the science in it's creation. I love it's mechanical schemes. It's balance, it's chaos, it's brightness. I just love it. The end... LOVE.
Part 2 ( Creativity ):
I suppose this could also be called passion, but we'll get to that. In tandem with this last realization, there was one particular event that influenced my thoughts. It was the formal for the semester and I had some lovely lady friends attending. Now, I have wonderful friends who indulge me, and I had this dream. I wanted terribly to do all their hair like you would for a ball in Victorian times. (Secretly I just wanted to do some Pride and Prejudice hair so I could pretend I was in the story, haha.) Well I got to thinking. And my thought was something to the effect of "Well what is a great hairdo without some great accessories?!" So I set to work. I corresponded with the girls about their dresses and got an idea for hair styles and I went to town... or rather, I went to Michael's. I found a few key items and pillaged my box of crafts for the rest. I strung it all together and produced some pretty charming pieces. I had a blast!
Part 3 (pack rat - It runs in the family)
Now as I mentioned before I have a craft box. Most of it consists of scraps from old Interior Design projects, some scraps from old sewing projects and oodles and oodles of pieces from my Mother ( Mommy), Grandmother ( Grammy) , Great-grandma (G-ma B) and my Mother-in-law ( Mamo ). This being said, you can imagine how large it actually is. About 1 bulging tupperwear tub (the big ones), three bags and a box specifically for lace. That's not even considering the ribbons. Oh the ribbons!!!!! When my husband and I moved into our first place he was in shock at how much "crap" I carried around with me. I hurriedly explained " It's not crap! It's art. It's my creative outlet." so he was supportive and sweet and crammed his shorts and shoes over, practically folding his shorts into his shoes, and obliged me a handsome corner (more like a third ) of our closet for my boxes, bags, mini sewing machine and all other unmentioned paints, brushes, glues, papers and pens. The point is that my husband is wonderful... and that all of these things are from previous projects; There aren't many options for real sewing projects in way of quantity of each material. So I had this brilliant idea. One to satisfy the removal of some of these materials to satisfy my husband, one to satisfy the creative madwoman inside me, and one to share my love of color, hair, and color theory. Not to mention the going green movement. Drum roll please....
Part 4 ( The idea)
I want to start a "green" color therapy based hair accessory business. We live in a world where everything is on the go now and we're hardly ever home. I love the idea of color therapy, but it's hard to benefit from it when you're never in the rooms it's located in. Of course this is primarily from a working college student perspective, but that's a huge portion of my hoped for client-el. The idea is to take the color with you and use it to your benefit. We all are effected by what we wear. Why not shop by how you want to feel too, instead of just how you look? Whether it's to promote creativity, confidence, excitement, peace or healing color plays a part. All textiles will be recycled, have a therapeutic color scheme and have a back story to go with each one. They will all be one of a kind. Custom items are an option, and if you want you can even send in your own textiles from sentimental items or events, and choose a style from previous projects I'll keep on file. But like I said, right now it's just an idea. One I'm pretty excited about, but I'm not sure if I would be the only one. Let me know what you think.
So that's that for now. I will finally put an end to my long winded-ness. I hope life is well for all of you and that you're finding something to be excited about in life. There's so much there. You just have to find it and make it yours :) .T.T.F.N. !!!