Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Colorful Childhood!

 As far back as I can remember, I've always loved color. When I was a little girl my teacher gave us an assignment; to pick someone we wanted to be like when we grew up. I picked Rainbow Bright. "That is not a real person, pick someone else". Pick someone else?....I thought, but who esle would I want to be like? I thought the teacher was crazy and to much of "an adult" to even come close in understanding.
 My alias was "Rainbow". I sent out for magazines in that name and signed letters, notes as Rainbow. I hoped to some day change my name legally to Rainbow, but I knew my mom would not be happy considering she did name me Jessica.

Then I was introduced to Lisa Franks, a world full of painting panda's, ballerina bunnies and magical unicorns. I had stickers, trapper keepers, pencils, notebooks and even PJ's with Lisa Franks loveable characters. But of course my heart always turned to Rainbow. Fast forward a few months...la la la la..and there she comes , some strange girl named Jerrica who by the touch of her star earring creates holographic wonder and turns into JEM. Holy pink hair and high heels, I wanted to be her too. I would go into my mom's closet and wear her heels and even played with her favorite lipsticks. And yes I did get in trouble, but it was worth it; because for a moment I was fabulous. I will admit, the misfits did have the better outfits. They had the fish net leggings, ripped off shoulder tops, leather, zebra prints, two toned tights, they were just badass all the way. So my love of color and fashion started back when I was just a tiny little girl and it never left me. I can think back to any memory of my childhood and there was always one of these colorful worlds surrounding me no matter what.

Sadly  I am an adult now, and still all these things bring joy to me. I will always love Rainbow, Jem and Lisa Franks. Who was your childhood inspiration?


The Misfits

Lisa Franks

Signing off..Coke Stains and Cupcakes..oxox Painthead™

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