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Purple ~ The Color of Me ~ Lavendar, Grape, Royal... Purple

Posted on the 06 January 2013 by Juliejordanscott @juliejordanscot

Today’s (optional) prompt: What color defines you?

Your five minutes starts now…

Jana's Thinking Place is the Host of Stream of Consciousness Sunday Join Stream of Consciousness Sunday - click on the image to visit Jana's Thinking Place A Director of a play I was in once said to me, concerning choice of costumes: “You may wear anything but purple.”

Purple defined Julie and may keep the audience disconnected from my character.

People see me and think purple. I wear purple eye glasses.

Samuel sits on purple chairs on the stairs outside my back door. Samuel sitting on the purple stairs outside my home. The pavement in my backyard is painted purple. There is a room in my house I lovingly call “The Purple Room.”

Ironically I have neither seen nor read “The Color Purple” and considering it is by Alice Walker, one of my word-beloveds, it surprises on many levels. Perhaps I

Purple book pages from demolished books is the foundation of much of my art. To make mixed media art pieces, I dye book paper... purple ought to put it on my reading list for this year.

I like to create mixed media art from book pages. Which color is the most common? Need you even ask? Purple! I have to force myself to use other colors, though lately I have been using lots of my scraps to create stuff. I use scraps of purple, pink, blue, purply pink and purply blue with the occasional yellow and orange or red thrown in for a bit of a different look.

I am proud to say the mug I am sipping my coffee from this morning is a deep blue. Granted if you look long enough, you will note some very delicate shades of purple within the blue, but I am trying to get

I Never Saw a Purple Whale: Mixed Media Whale to promote poetry The Purple Whale kept me company while I was on a Birthday Writing Retreat. (Note purple notebook) variety. The journal I used to collect quotes and poetry yesterday is pink: decidedly pink.

Purple is my color. What else can I tell you?

 This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (find it at Jana's Thinking Place). .
  • Link up your post there, too.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. 

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