The colours of Bordeaux

Who, what or where is your creative muse?

Although historically a person or even a goddess, I’ve discovered that a muse (a source of artistic inspiration) can appear in the form of an inspiring place, too.

Over the years I’ve found my colour muse in various places, including India where colour confidence is part of the fabric of the place so knitted itself into my very being, too.

But being interviewed by @emmamtstylist for her #insidestylistspodcast got me thinking about which other places my colour inspiration has come from.

It was when I was in Bordeaux staying with Jules in July 2016 that I first started taking colourful pictures and putting them together to tell stories (these are some of the pics I took, encouraged by her).

It was another long six months before I started The Colour File, uncertain as to what it was meant to be or whether anyone would be even remotely interested in my colour-nut ramblings (turns out some of you are so a massive thank you 🙏🏻).

Thanks to Jules, too, for her encouragement in the first place.

Martha, The Colour File x

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