Question of the day (29th August).

Which colours make up most of your wardrobe?

My answer:

It’s mostly my Mum who gets clothes for me, or as I say, is my stylist, which is easy and comfy because we both have mostly very similar styles, and also like similar colours. It’s also convenient because sometimes when I just need one or two clothing items I don’t have to go to a shop, but when my Mum is going somewhere else she can easily choose the right things for me, it matters because I loathe clothes shopping, it’s sooo overwhelming and soooo boring. So, because of this, I don’t always remember what colour all my things are, and I probably wouldn’t remember all of them anyway, and some that I wear less often I just don’t know what colour they are. Generally though, in terms of colour, it’s very similar to how my Mum’s wardrobe looks like – you open it and see blackness! – I love black, I feel good in it, I think it fits me and I hate stupid folks who assume I’ve lost someone and daftly ask me “Did something happen in your family?”. Even if so, I’d tell you first if I’d want. So that’s the only downside of wearing black. But it’s really such a practical colour and people say I look good in it. I wear a lot of grey which I love too, especially when I stay at home, then if I can I wear as many grey things as possible so that me and Misha look very similar. Grey is just so homely and cosy. I would like to wear more white, which is also one of my favourite stuff, but it’s not practical and Mum says it doesn’t look to well on me usually as my skin is very pale, Zofijka apparently looks gorgeous in white, she’s quite a Nordic type but has a darker (and way more tanned most of the time) complexion than me. But I have lots of blues, especially the turquoise shade or similar, and I love blue too. I also have quite a few purple things, purple is okay though I’m not very crazy on it, but apparently it fits me very much. As you can see, it’s mostly cooler colours, from the warmer ones I have two fuchsia skirts and some pink-ish stuff, I hate red and I would never put it on myself (consciously, of course), apart from one T-shirt I have that is red and has “Purrr” written on it in tactile letters on some sort of a velvety material, this one I love. So, in short, that’s it.

How about your wardrobe? And which colours, in your view, fit you best? 🙂

Question of the day (29th January).

What are your three favourite colours?

My answer:

Uhh, in a way I really hate this question, it’s boring because I hear it so often from Zofijka. You know, she is an artsy kid, likes to draw, paint, make cards and stuff. But she always wants everyone else in the surroundings to be involved and she can never make a simple decision on her own. So, what I often hear from her is: “Bibiel, what’s your favourite colour?”. You know, so that she can decide what colour something should have. I, HATE, IT! Because, first, I don’t have just one, second, it’s not ever changing so it’s enough if you’ll ask me just once, third, it’s your business what you’re making, fourth, it always depends on the context what colour you want to use. I’ve elaborated in the past that despite I’m blind since birth, I do have some awareness of colours, quite a lot apparently, and know which go well with which, but still I don’t know everything about colours that an average sighted person knows. OK, but, three colours… It’s still a little tricky, because I have more than three. And I don’t know in which order I like them, so I can’t just make a ranking, it depends where, in what situation, what shade… But what’s for sure is that my most most favourite colour is black. And then, in no specific order of course, blue, green, grey and white. I also quite like silver sometimes, but in some circumstances I really dislike it, so it’s a bit like a love-hate relationship. So, sorry, I can’t pick just three. 😀

How about you? 🙂

Question of the day.

Do you like the colour orange?

My answer:

At the beginning, for those of you who may still don’t know, I want to tell that despite the fact I’m blind since birth and totally, I have some understanding of colours. Like, I know which fit together, which not, I have some associations with them, which are very hard to explain, but as I talked it through with some sighted people, they’re pretty accurate as for how different colours look like. I can also imagine quite a lot of shades. My imaginings of some more sophisticated shades aren’t always accurate, but like 98%, I’d say. I mean, I’ve never counted it, obviously, but approximately, they’re much more often right or close to it than not. I know which colours are more calm, which are lively, and it is not something I learned or memorised. It is completely weird and probably is even more weird for you, no, not all blind people have it this way. I know only one person who has it vaguely similar, but other than that, all the blind people I know and talked about it with can’t relate completely, I’ve even heard from some of them that my short stories are written “as if you were sighted”, as for descriptions of people’s appearance, views etc. I love describing such stuff very lengthily in my writings. Lengthily… is there even such word? Don’t have much time to check it out, or to deliberate on something more fitting, so if not, from now there will be, if you don’t mind. 😀 so, getting back to the colours thing, I guess the thing is with my synesthesia, or rather, something I call synesthesia but am not sure whether it could be classified as such. So that’s just a little clarification in case you wondered how I can even talk about colours not being able to see them even once in my entire life.

No, I am not a big enthusiast of orange. I like it in some combinations, in some surroundings, like among fallen leaves it must be really nice, but overall… no, I just don’t particularly like bright, glaring colours. But in some settings, or some shades, I am sure it must look nice, at least the way I imagine orange. I liked orange when I was much younger, I liked a lot of bright colours, even red, which I hate now, but well, I endured something like a total transformation since then, so no, not my style I think.

How about you?

What’s your favourite?

Today is #WYF day at Revenge Of Eve

and the question is about your favourite colour.

Well when I was blogging in Polish on the platform for the blind I once asked people this question and it started a long discussion about how strange it is when people ask the blind about their fav colours. I’m totally blind since birth and I don’t see anything strange in it. I’ve always had my favourite colour, or, as it is now, even a few colours. What is really strange is that although I’ve never seen any colours obviously, I have some things I associate with them or imagine when I think about them and according to many sighted people I talked about it to, they are pretty accurate to how these colours really look. I know which fit with which, which are lively or calm, can distinguish some shades in my imagination and some blind people who have seen my stories say that my descriptions of people’s appearance are too detailed to be written by a blind person. 😀 I don’t know any other congenitally blind people who can’t see colours who have it like that but that’s how it is. for me and I think I’m glad of it. I suppose it may be somehow distantly related to the fact I’m synesthetic.

When I was a little girl, I loved red. Now red is my least favourite colour. I dislike very bright colours and don’t wear them or don’t have them in my room. I would feel awfully with the consciousness I am wearing something brightly red. 😀 It’s absolutely weird but I find this colour somewhat… anxiety provoking? Really hard to explain it.

Now, my favourite colours are: black, white, blue (all shades, or all I’ve heard of), green (excluding some shades) and grey.

I like to be surrounded by these colours, have lots of objects inn these colours or wear clothes in these colours. My favourite flowers – which I believe are called muscari in English – are blue and so many beautiful things are blue. As my favourite colour to be surrounded with I would pick green, my current room is dominated by green, while the colour I love to wear the most, feel the best wearing and people say I look good in is black. I am rather girly and love wearing dresses and almost all of them are black, except one.

ah, and I like silver too, but mostly just in jewellery.

So that’s it about my fav colours.

 

Song of the day – 9Bach – Lliwiau (Colours).

Hi! 🙂

A really, really beautiful song I have today for you. One of my most favourite Welsh language songs ever, I can even say.

9Bach is a band founded by Lisa JÊn Brown and her husband Martin Hoyland. Their music is kind of a blend of folk/roots with electronic music, I’d say. It has also some oriental vibes at times. I love the feel of their music and Lisa’s voice is so ethereal. As for the band’s name, there is a word nain in Welsh – pronounced exactly like 9 in English, which means grandma, while bach means small. So – “Little Grandma”? “Granny?” Sounds interesting, although I don’t exactly know what the context is and what it means for them.

The song is called “Lliwiau” which means “colours” in English. But it’s not exactly about colours. It’s about childbirth. About the ecstasy that a mother feels while giving birth to her child and the love she feels instantly as she sees the baby. And the child’s beauty, or prettiness, is compared to colours’ beauty.

While I don’t plan to have children and, honestly, don’t really understand all that fuss about babies and what’s really so exciting about having children, the more giving birth and I’ve always found babies and young children, maybe besides Zofijka, pretty annoying, even I can feel so much overflowing joy in this song, so much love, and all that expression and emotions that Lisa puts in it make it even more beautiful. And I’m sure you will also hear it.