Hello colour lovers!
February isn’t a month I usually associated with colour, especially here in the UK the default is grey.
To be honest, I thought where am I going to find colour this month? Wow! what a colourful month this has turned out to be. This has shown me to never underestimate that colour can be found around every corner and how every easily we can bring colour into our everyday lives. So come with me as I take you through my colourful month for February…
On my way to teach at Central St Martin’s College and just behind King’s Cross station is this wonderful colourful birdcage that comes to life at night. Every time I walk past I hope to have a go on the swing but there’s always a queue. One day… I attended the opening of Tricia Guild’s (founder of Designer Guild) exhibition showcasing decades of Tricia’s work as a textile designer, being held at the very colourful Fashion & Textile Museum in London. Fashion & Textile Museum | Tricia is one of those rare creatives who ignores fashion, trends and what anyone else is doing and follows her heart. I just love how she still paints everything first by hand, mixing and creating her own colours. Fashion & Textile Museum | It’s not been uncommon for the colours Tricia picks for her collections to show up as one of the trend colours – she’s often ahead of the curve. Fashion & Textile Museum | The exhibition shows many room sets showcasing Tricia’s collections over the decades. If you love colour and textiles you’ll love this exhibition. Tate Modern Book store | I popped into the Tate Modern shop and what a delight to see my book in amongst colour authors I admire. You might also see that I popped in a bookmark for each of the books – an extra surprise gift! Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience | I just love Van Gogh, having a Dutch mother with prints everywhere, I was bound to. This immersive experience is something quite special. Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience | It feels like you are experiencing how he lived his life. Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience | I loved that we were able to sit at the tables and touch everything. Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience |It was as if you were inside his paintings. Yes, that’s me on the bed! If you love van Gogh then you will absolutely love this immersive experience. Balham flower stall | If there’s a colour that represents Spring for me, it has to be yellow! Colourful Tottencourt tube exit | I remember meeting the man who was in charge of the arts in the underground. Oh what fun! Neal’s Yard Covent Garden | This would have to be one of my favourite corners of London. Bursting full of colour and great food. The World cafe was my favourite and now in its place is Wild Food cafe, my new favourite. Meeting a friend we had a leisurely 2 hours with the most delicious food, great conversation and watching the world go by. Psychologies Magazine January 2020 issue | As I was in Australia for December and January I missed getting hold of the article I was featured in Colour me joyful where I share how to find the colours that are joyful for you whether that’s the bold to the softest and barely there hues. Colourful Tottencourt tube exit |And if you were wondering what the artwork was like entering the station, here it is – a very striking black & white. Let’s Stay in Touch
So that’s a colourful wrap for January and a very colourful start to 2020.
Thank you for joining me this month and I look forward to seeing you again for February’s colour filled issue.
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