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The 05/03/13 Joy Jar

2 May


The next few days will be ‘Seattle warm’ with temperatures headed toward the 80s. Time to drag out the bright colors and the summer clothes. Time to drag out the red shoes. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is moi’s red shoes.

“The red shoes dance her out into the street, they dance her over the mountains and valleys, through fields and forests, through night and day.”
-The Red Shoes 1948

“Every woman loves shoes, and every woman has a pair of red shoes, which is good news.”


“Give a girl some red heels and she can conquer the world”
-Bette Midler

And whenever I’m in a situation where I’m wearing the same as 600 other people and doing the same thing as 600 other people, looking back, I always found ways to make myself different, whether it be having a red lining inside of my jacket, having red shoes, it hasn’t changed.

Jeremy Irons

“When in doubt, wear red.”

Bill Blass

The 02/02/13 Joy Jar

1 Feb

The Winter Solstice in December marks the beginning of the march toward Spring. Slowly the days get longer and there seems to be more light. In January, people are acting like it’s Wednesday and there is too much week or too much winter left. Almost defiantly those who weren’t wearing bright colors before, start testing the waters in expectation of Spring. Bright, vibrant colors start appearing as accessories in the form of a hat, gloves, or a scarf. Some are bold and wear a neon coat or sweater. Everyone is waiting for the Primroses to appear, the first sure sign of Spring. Meanwhile random bright colors will suffice for now. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the bright colors of winter.

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
Marc Chagall

Beauty without colour seems somehow to belong to another world.                    Murasaki Shikibu

Colors are the smiles of nature.                                                                     

Leigh Hunt

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.                                                            

Paul Gauguin

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors.  I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.                                                            

Winston Churchill


Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Pablo Picasso