But first a winter round-up. The red riding hood story in my head turned into red dresses and the sartorial messages conveyed by the wearing of red. Or I just happen to like red dresses. One of the two...Anyway - part two which I never wrote on the blog ended up as a collage in my diary:
Here I was thinking about shame and freedom and other peoples' conceptions. Or what we perceive as other peoples' conceptions. On the opposite page are all the different facets of my Miss Red.
Left: different Reds. Right: the Queen of Hearts.
This is the front and back covers of my diary/scrapbook for 2012:
It's made up of pages from Diana annual 1977 (the year I was born) which I bought from Thrift-ola on "Make me an offer Monday" about a year ago. Incidentally, Leona currently has a fine selection off Girl Guide annuals from 1974-1979.
I love the pockets of 1960s and 1970s vibes that are around right now. Colours and colour combinations, the attitudes, everything. Somehow fresh again. Crazy how that just happens - something dated becomes fresh and right again at another moment in time.
I then got thinking about how I have catalogued my life over the years and the various stages it has gone through.
2010 - pink and Japanese pop (stickers from a/w 2010 Pop magazine - the one with Britney Spears/Takashi Murakami) :
Here is a/w 2009 - s/s 2011 which was mainly scrapbook and pretty dark and angsty despite the pink facade and butterflies: