4 November 18: Colourful holiday places

Hello from Sunday, folks

I hope you’re having a good one. Someone recently asked me where my ideal holiday destination is. That’s a big question (top of the list right now is Guatemala, because of the textiles history). The answer is almost certainly ‘Anywhere I can collect colours’, whether it’s colourful images (especially urban ones – street art and unusual or striking buildings) or colourful objects such as fabric, souvenirs or – and this is one of my most favourite colourful vacation finds – plastic flotsam and jetsam. Always bittersweet: I hate what they represent (our disposable world, mainly) but I also I love the colours together, the sheer creative joy of playing with them to fashion some kind of order from discarded objects or simply enjoying the colourful, random melee, like here.

Martha, The Colour File x

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