Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Multicolored

When Jon and I were first married, we painted the walls and doors of our West LA house about a dozen different colors. It was kind of like living inside of a kaleidoscope. All you had to do was turn your head for festive, ever changing views of what would have otherwise been a fairly nondescript late 1940s bungalow. In a part of town known for its beige stucco, the inside of that house was a welcome change. It was hard to stay bored staring at a ceiling painted with multicolored flowers, hard to stay mad at a dinner table surrounded by red walls and gold stars. If there had been a staircase in that house, I probably would have painted it just like this one at Busters.

I've been musing about South Pasadena's multicolored landscape lately ... just check out my latest column at Patch. It should post sometime before lunch today.

Update Tuesday Morning: Thanks to the readers pointing out my latest article and video aren't showing up under my column heading at Patch this week. Until it gets fixed, just click here for the South Pas Patch front page and you'll find my column.

9 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Perfect perspective for those angles. LOVE the orangey red with the yellow walls and blue ceiling.
Color changes everything!!! Your mood, the way you perceive things. YES YES!!

wv: cints

Makes cints to me!!

Michelle said...

I love this. Would have loved to have seen your colorful house!

Michelle said...

I didn't see your column, either. I'll go back.

Anonymous said...

What is this column thing? I can't find it.

Mark in Monrovia said...

I found you through today's Patchcast. Your columns on the South Pas Patch are incredible, and now this blog, too? I'm looking forward to going through your past posts. Great, great, great work both visually and in words.

TheChieftess said...

Love the colors of Busters!!! Have you ever been upstairs?

Gretchen said...

I wanted to reiterate how much I enjoyed your column at Patch. I love your writing and photography, Laurie!

Laurie said...

THank you SO MUCH evryone!!!

Shanna said...

LATE HERE.... BUT... I loved that West L.A. house!!! I miss it!