Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I Bleed Pink

original artwork I created with melted crayons,
proclaiming my lifelong motto
Pink is more than just a color.  They say it's an attitude.  I say it's a way of life.  That's why I've chosen it as the namesake of my blog, inspired by a quote from my all-time favorite movie, Steel Magnolias: "Pink is my signature color."

I don't know what it is about the color that resonates so deeply with me.  It just makes me happy.  I suppose it's a tad bit cliche for a self-proclaimed girly girl to adore the color, but so be it.  I am obsessed--and always have been.

I enjoyed a Saturday alone a few weeks ago, and while surfing Pinterest, I couldn't help but notice all the pink baked goods.  It inspired me to bake something sweet and pretty, so my  dog, Charlie and I headed off to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients to bake pink heart-shaped cookies stuffed with cheesecake filling and fresh raspberries.  YUMMY!  They turned out tasty as ever but not quite as pretty as the ones on Pinterest.  Damn Pinterest for setting impossible standards.  In any case, I felt like I had a productive day, and my family and friends enjoyed the treats. 

Since my home away from home is my office, I felt the need to decorate in a way that expressed my creativity and blocked out the grey drab of the cubicle walls.  Pink and zebra print envelop my workspace, along with photos and my original paintings of my other obsession: shoes!

When I move into Jeremy's house, I get a whole room upstairs all to myself that I can decorate as I please.  I have assured Jeremy it will be so girly, no man will ever want to enter--thus making it my "girls only" room.  It will be my music room/art studio.  I went to Home Depot last weekend and picked out the pinkest can of pink paint I could find!  I have already started painting the furniture.  Next up: the walls!  I'm sure that when it's all said and done, it will either look like A) a bottle of Pepto Bismol exploded or B) a flamingo threw up in there.  But you know what?  It will be my new happy place.....a place where creativity is born.