I needed to bind a quilt yesterday... so you know what that means... mindless Internet surfing while I stitch! Yes I can sew and surf... and it makes binding less mind numbing to say the least!
So while surfing about on home-reno blogs I came to a small mention of a woman talking about her " type" when it came to her clothing colors and how she was applying that to her decorating. So like any good surfer this lead me down a deep rabbit hole into the world of ~ Dressing Your Truth~ ( you may choose to plunge down that rabbit hole yourself by clicking that link, but be warned you can just kiss the rest of your day goodbye!)
In a nutshell DYT is a system that helps people learn to dress and present themselves in a way that is most true to their core personality. The outcome being a more comfortable persona that is in harmony with your life and style. There are 4 types( styles) with help on colors (chromas).. There is much more to the system and some day I might even get around to doing it, but I am a Type 3.. that is clear from my rooting around and reading on different websites. This was not a huge surprise to me but did help me understand why some of the clothing choices I have made in the past have been mistakes ..no matter how much I have loved them they did not look right on me since they were not true to my nature.
This whole read-a-thon brought me to thinking about how color and style influences quilting and why we are attracted to certain colors and afraid to work with others. How we might try to work in one style and really want to do it because it's popular but it truly never resonates with us. The DYT concept makes it clear how color ( actually the depth and tone of color) and personality have a great influence on how we feel while earing them ( or quilting with them!)
In fact... learning how to
Quilt Our Own Truth! (my term)
I hope to have more time to think about this as the days pass and reflect more about it here... what do you think?... How do those colors effect the way you think or feel in your home or clothing or quilting? Do you see this in your life?