Thursday, 10 February 2011

Does anyone else do this, or is it just me?

After doing a bit of shopping yesterday I returned home, pleased with my clothing purchases.  I'd found three tops in the sales that I liked - two of which are more "arty" in that they are highly patterned and brightly coloured.  I particularly liked one of them as it has various shades of pinks and blues in it,  and plan to wear it for my talk at Burton Library in a few weeks time.

But the third top was a bright turquoise, a plain turquoise, and a colour I adore.

I hung it in the wardrobe without thinking, and turned away....

Then turned back.

No, that's not right.

I've gotta move it.

It couldn't hang there, where it was.

I moved it along to another setting, and studied its new place.

Then quickly moved other tops on hangers around too.

That's better!

Much better.

They're all in the right place now.

You see I'd put the turquoise one next to a red one, which was next to a pale green one, which was next to an orange one, which was next to a blue one.

And that wasn't right.

But by the time I'd finished........ they were in this order

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet...........

With the turquoise one between the greens and blues, where it belonged!

Is it just me, as an artist, who has to put colours in rainbow order for me to feel more at ease with them? LOL


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Jackie Adshead said...

Anonymous - Hello

BlazngScarlet said...

Um .... I too MUST have my clothing arranged by the 'colors of the spectrum'.
I'm sooooooooooo glad i'm not alone! lol

For so many years, my family and my husband(s)always called me a freak for it! lol

Jackie Adshead said...

Blazng Scarlet - I'm really glad to hear it's not just me! LOL

I don't think it's freaky, just natural to know where the colours are in the wardrobe if you want to match an outfit or you feel like you're in a mellow blue mood or a passionate RED mood!