The last personality quiz showed me to be very visual. One line in particular struck me:”You love to be surrounded by beauty – natural or not.” Beauty is subjective of course, but the quiz is also correct in stating that I can picture what I want in my mind pretty clearly. When I moved into my house 5 years ago, it was a blank canvas of utter and complete white. Walls, flooring and carpet. For some, white is beautiful. Clean, crisp, pure. Not me. I need rich, deep colorful earth tones. And as I changed the interior of the house to match what I wanted to see every night when I came home, the need to be surrounded by that beauty struck me. Yes, that is what sooths me. The sight of those colors or a particular shape or design. Which is why I particularly love the fall as I pull out all of those colors with candles and vases and silk flowers. I even change my computer and phone settings so that they have fall themes. I took a day off for myself yesterday and part of it was spent pulling out the fall decor. Yes, I should have taken a picture, but I forgot. Yes, I realize that being visual you would think I would love photography….but *that* requires too much patience 🙂
Before doing that, I took a trip to the San Diego Museum of Art. My first one! Which is kind of sad since I’ve been to the art museum in Portland Maine, and been to the Art Institute of Chicago twice. Yet I had not visited my local museum. You know how it goes, you only think of those things when you are traveling and then once you get home you get all consumed with your everyday life and forget to explore what is right around the corner. But I was drawn by a summer only exhibit of a collection featuring Georgia O’Keefe. My favorite of the ones I saw? Autum Leaves of course:
It was a lovely day of beauty.