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Charlotte Fairchild

Administrator, Fear Thou Not, 501(c)3

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Take back your world with color.

Color in furniture, clothing, walls, fences, art, textiles, hair, make-up, and light make a difference in our world. Joe v. The Volcano with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks showed how sick people look with bad lighting. Make-up in malls and stores is sold with the same kind of bad lighting. Going into a store and searching for a color is impossible in places for products but not in Thrift Stores. Home made items are also common in thrift stores. Can commerce learn from the colors in a Thrift store? There are reasons thrift stores are thriving. One reason is colors are more varied than anywhere new things are sold. In the book Authors of the Impossible, 3 men become writers so they can choose their script instead of letting the dictates of others choose their script. Bring in a flower to match the paint at the store, and do simple things to bring color into the life surrounding each of us.

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  • Mar 15 2013: I happened upon metal bench parts at a yard sale (no wood attached). I spray painted the metal parts a dark green, added wood slats that I had stained & waterproofed a dark shade, added a few hand painted flowers & birds.
    It now sits at edge of my lawn too & school kids love to sit oh it. Had to also add a brightly painted trash can near by. You can imagine why.
    Having color anywhere in your life brightens it up & helps others too.
    • Mar 16 2013: I did the same with bamboo and concrete. I cannot paint them yet. The bamboo has to cure. The green is pretty now.

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