I’ve never felt so much myself as when I dyed my hair purple — a mix of shades from lavender to violet. What is it about a color that makes it our favorite? I’ve always like shades of purple — dusty, soft tones with an antique edge to them.

I find soft purples awfully romantic like the part of me that re-read the Anne Shirley series at least once a year. In clothing and interiors, they whisper.

But they never really make it into my graphic designs. So, I’ve been considering grabbing some of these lavender and periwinkle tones for my next card collection. Who knows if they’ll speak to anyone but me?