Debi van Zyl


Yellow Day

I love yellow. And last night I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from a very long drive home from San Francisco and spotted these gorgeous tomatoes and promptly placed them in the basket. There were also red and orange ones, but I always go for yellow. I got home from work today and and immediately ate a few... I'm sure they will be gone by the morning. The photo is evidence that they did indeed exist.

I didn't realize I was having a yellow day until I started taking photographs of my new beast, a yellow giraffe. His name hasn't come to me yet and he needs a little more work, but he's close to being done. Having downloaded the photos, I noticed yellow as a theme: I am also wearing a bright lemon yellow dress which I threw on as soon as I got home because the heat was melting my jeans onto my legs.

And speaking of yellow, I have been doing some freelance work for the Getty Conservation Institute where I recently learned about India Yellow pigment - I was amazed when I learned about it's production. Outlawed in 1908 because of cruelty to animals, India Yellow has been replaced with other synthetic pigments, but the story is interesting. {Sometimes I am blown away by how things get discovered or invented, or what have you...}.

At any rate, I am having a yellow day, which is just fine with me.
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