17/05/2011 by Sarah Ritchie
“What do you mean, oysters aren’t “in season”?
Anyone can have oysters “in season”, I want them out of season!”
(Gussie Granger, in the musical Hello Dolly!)
It seems like I am having a Gussie Granger moment. We are so close to winter (only a couple of weeks away) and I have a pot of spring daffodils growing on my desk at work! They are a lovely gift from Si’s mother, and SO out of season that folks can’t help but to remark on them.
These small, beautiful, happy daffodils are quite a good lesson for us really…as artists, and designers, and marketers…and as people. The “usual” is OK and acceptable (though often boring and overlooked), but the “out of season” is special, and remarkable and memorable.
Let’s see if we can find some more “out of season” moments/actions/gifts/paintings/designs/ideas, to surprise and delight!