Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Life in Ombre'


Not to be confused with Ombre (pronounced Omber) which is an old three-handed card game popular in Europe especially in the 17th and 18th centuries (per Webster and his dictionary).

What I am talking about is having color tones that shade into each other. I've seen it in clothing this season, hair, art, home d├ęcor, even the jello at work last weekend was Ombre'.

Ombre' cookies!

Ombre' Walls!


Ombre' Hair!

                                    Ombre' Cake.... these are so cute!!!!
Everything around me is turning Ombre'!
I often wonder how or who starts these trends. Someone in Hollywood, no doubt, had a hair color disaster and tried to make the best of it. Remember in the 90's when you dyed your hair and your roots grew out and you didn't go back in to have them dyed again, it was considered trashy and cheap? Now it's called OMBRE' !
So what is Ombre'? Is it some wishy washy shade of color?
"I don't know whether I want to be light or dark so I'll be both and every shade in between." said the color Blue.
I think many of us are Ombre' and we don't even know it. Perhaps that's part of the issue with society today and the generations we are raising. We can't make a decision about who we are, what we believe, or what we want to do. So we do it all and every shade in between.
That sure sounds like my life. While I've never been accused of being monochromatic, ombre' might be fitting with it's orderly progression of color. I want my life to be orderly.
Although, I don't know that I can thrive in anything but chaos.
I'm a future thinker, I love thinking of all the possibilities that lie ahead of me.
 I love change and find it exciting to take new paths in life.
I love to fly by the seat of my pants.
"Wing and a prayer"
Is that the way God wants me to live?
So I swing to the other side by taking on super duper responsibilities.
Working two jobs, being Super Nurse!
Putting a side my family time, and my artistic time, and my God time.
Is there a happy medium? A way to find balance?
Am I just totally missing the point that God is trying to club me over the head with? 
Maybe Ombre' is not so bad after all.

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