Anyone who has had moments of depression will understand how some days even simple tasks can feel like wading through thick black treacle. But over the years I’ve discovered that it’s on those days that doing something, anything, however small and seemingly insignificant, becomes more important than ever. That’s one of the reasons I started The Colour File: to keep putting one foot in front of the other, to create, to immerse myself in colour and to find purpose even on those days when it doesn’t feel possible: to extricate myself from the treacle. So today – one of ‘those’ days – when I’ve wanted to sit and do nothing, I’ve shelfied instead. I’m not sure it’s pulled me out of the treacle entirely but it’s started the process. Big love to you all, for all your messages and kindnesses. Honestly, it means so much. Now I’m off to see if I can send my ‘grey dog’ off on its merry way.
Martha, The Colour File x
Wallpaper: ‘A Forest’ in Mustard by Mini Moderns