I recently watched a home video that my cousin played for all of us at a family gathering. In the footage, a four-year-old me squirreled around in front of the camera while my relatives conversed about the birth of my cousin. Someone then asked me if I would like my mom to bring me a new baby sibling and whether I would prefer a brother or a sister.
“I want a Rainbow Bright baby,” I replied, jumping around in my Rainbow Bright sweatshirt with ruffles around the shoulders.
I eventually grew out of the Rainbow Bright mania that consumed my early years, after countless dollars were spent on my mother’s part acquiring for me the toys, the cereal, the pajamas, the clothes, etc. One thing I never grew out of-my affinity for all things rainbow hued. I still love organizing and displaying things in an order that is reminiscent of the spectrum of light I so admire. Even though the design community is “sooo over” arranging books on your bookshelf in order by color, I still like the idea and hope to one day have a rainbow-colored bookshelf.
While out thrifting, I often find myself drawn to things with rainbow colors without even being aware of it. This morning I was photographing some new goodies for Etsy and I realized how many things followed my favorite color scheme. I guess Rainbow Bright inspires me still!