I have an assignment from a study I am doing though my church to notice nature this week. On Monday morning while I was sitting in my car waiting for a painter, I noticed the most beautiful blue skies and white puffy clouds and snapped some photos.
If you live where the skies are always blue this might not seem like much, for for Southern California it is a real treat. By the late afternoon, the clouds were gone and the skies were clear and blue.
But today, you would have thought were were in the middle of summer. I don't know, maybe it was the hot weather that got to me but I had a little house melt-down. My living room looked so dark and heavy. And that made me feel dark and heavy. And so while I stopped to take a little lunch break I thought about lightening it up. Maybe more white, I thought.
I went on a little tangent. I pulled some furniture from my daughter's (who is away at college) room and switched some darker pieces for her crisp white furniture. It didn't all stay but one piece did. For now anyway.
I had black and white photographs framed on the wall. Nothing special ... just images I had taken off the computer. And they seemed heavy too. So I decided to change them and add a little color (subtle, but color). I used the scrapbook card stock I had purchased to use for the baby shower I decorated last week.
Here is the living room before (a few pillow changes had been made since the photo was taken):
And here it is now:
I'll see how it feels tomorrow ;)