Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop – Week #3

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Prompt:  Green

With each of these weekly prompts, I have found myself things “what the heck am I going to do with that????”  It doesn’t go unnoticed that my first thoughts are ones of self-doubt and “are you kidding me??”.  Note to self:  stop it.

Back to green.  Well, I really wasn’t sure where to go with this prompt.  There are so many possibilities.  The color itself, what the color means, or would I use an image or something I found on the internet?

I simply put in the word “green” into Google images search to get started and came up with some interesting images:

The Green Dog – reminded me of being at the Pride Parade a few years ago and seeing all the rainbow colored dogs there.  People can be so creative.  I wondered what the dogs thought.  Did they like having their fur dyed?  Did they like being a representation of how important it is to be proud of who we are and not let others influence that in any way?  Did they like the attention they got because of their fun coloring?  It also reminded me of how I slipped on a crack in the sidewalk and fell forward, slightly downhill, landing on my knees and the palms of my hands in front of about 1,000 people right after the parade.

Here’s what one of my knees looked like after the fall and a few days had passed.  What’s even crazier is my friend (who I didn’t know was also there) feel about a block away from me about the same time as me (she was drinking, I was not), and ended up with similar marks on her knees.  Let’s pause briefly for a moment of laughter (you know you want to as you imagine me tumbling down) and “ouch, I bet that hurt”.



And, last but not least, Ms. M&M.  I love her!  She was the last green image that caught my eye, compliments of Google.  I love how sassy she looks sitting there on her lip-shaped couch.  So much attitude and style.  She looks full of confidence and sex appeal all wrapped up into one delicious green M&M.

Wow!  Check out all the inspiration I found in the color green.  A trip down memory lane, a connection to one of my favorite things in the world – music, and a reminder of the importance of feeling great about myself no matter what I look like in the moment, even if I’m falling down in front of a bunch of people.  If Ms. M&M can do it, so can I.


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