Scroll through your social media feeds and you’ll see plenty of posts saying “good riddance” to 2016 and looking forward to a better new year. As I shared with our SweetGeorgia team at Christmas, 2016 marks us being in our current studio space for five years. When we moved in five years ago, everything was different and at the time it was easy to dream of the future but also hard to imagine if and when it would all come true.
This past holiday season, I was spurred to think of a new vision, a new imagining, and a new dream that will propel us towards the next five years. It would be so easy if I could press Fast Forward and watch all of life’s secrets unfold for us. Then I would know exactly the right moves to make to create the life we are seeking. But that also takes all the fun out of it too. The joy of stories is meandering through all those twists and turns and seeing where it all leads.
My practice of designing colourways has taken on an allegorical nature over the years. I love the idea of colour as metaphor. Strong, vibrant fuschia pinks usually represent me and tinges of persimmon and tangerine are usually my family. And in this colourway, I can’t explain it any other way than it feels like I am stepping forward at the precipice towards an unfamiliar nightfall. The vast unknown holds many secrets and stories for the future. How are you feeling about 2017?