Thursday, April 06, 2006

My life in orange


There is a book called My Life in Orange. It's about a childhood living in a cult. My life in Orange wasn't quite that, but the book did come out about the same time my uniform for work went orange and I always feel and affinity with it, albeit a tenuous one. I left that job about a year later, but still spent too much of my life in orange, which is why I still tend to think of it as an icky colour.

However, thinking about the oranges in my life for Project Spectrum has reminded me of the beauty of that colour.

In the photo: one ball of luxury tweed that will become a CC in an argyle tank top (see link in sidebar); some yellow acrylic and orange merino (both half balls, leftovers). The fabric is some cool stuff a friend gave me for xmas, you can iron it into shape to make bowls, etc. On the screen in the powerpoint for the paper I'm giving this weekend.

EDIT: the job? It was working as an Explainer at the Science Museum. When I left I realised I'd been there a quarter of my life. It wasn't like living in a cult, but the place can institutionalise you somewhat. I have a slight aversion to green for the same reason.

8 comments:

sue said...

what was the job?

Veronique said...

Did you have a day-glo orange uniform? Could people spot you a mile away in the fog? Ouch... I'm glad we didn't have to wear uniforms at the Museum of Natural History in NYC!

BTW, I love the beaded i-cord link you have in your sidebar. I think you're on to something.

Sandra said...

Just checked out the new knitty! COngrats on your scarf, love it! :)

Ellen Bloom said...

Ooooo...orange...my fave! People in my art class call me 'Agent Orange' 'cause I use that color paint sooo much. I figured out why I have this affinity to the color. My H.S. colors were orange and white. I had a good time in H.S. Orange is a happy color. Knit on!

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