Friday, February 6, 2015

Art-Like




I have loved color, and to color since always. I was very territorial with my coloring book and crayons as a child. I outlined everything and was oh-so-careful to stay inside the lines. I loved to put color together. You know what I mean. A little blue. A little red. Some green and some yellow... Most of my coloring now is done with fabric. Fabric, because I fell in love with the concept of sewing before I was old enough to pick up scissors or a needle. I can remember my Mama reading Raggedy Ann to me, and a story with Marcella mending one of the dolls. The dolls flopping in the breeze on the clothes line after a good bath... I still have the book. It was published in the 1920's. It's one of my favorite things. Probably for the memories of me and my Mama together as well as the love of sewing tucked away in the fragile pages.





A group of friends and I occasionally have "Art Day". The hostess provides lunch, and maybe just a little something sweet for dessert. A nice large table with space to spread out our art supplies. Usually we bring our own individual project to work on. Yesterday was my turn to be hostess. I love to set up fun little parties. Parties with cute cupcakes, and their own cute little plates. Drinks with straws. Cloth napkins and china tea cups. Nothing matching.






My friends and I all have very individual styles. Yesterday we were all working on our own idea of the same item. It was just so fun to see how we each interpreted a single item and individualized it. I didn't take pictures of the chaos and the projects, and I wish I had...



 




I hope that all of you include color in your lives. There are a lot of choices. A lot of different ideas you can use to inspire your own individual self. I have included photos from a magazine, interspersed with my photos. Just to inspire. To encourage.



I do have photos of the cupcakes.
 
 


6 comments:

  1. I agree that books from childhood can inspire for a lifetime. There are images and characters from books I read as a child which I carry with me always. Your art and cupcakes day sounds lovely, you hosted it beautifully X

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    1. Thank you, Penny. I just love remembering my Mother reading to me, but it makes me cry because she's in Heaven now!

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  2. I confess I am addicted to colour. I buy things just because I love their colour. I have complete sets of coloured pencils and markers just to look at {yes, I do use them too} Raggedy Ann was one of my first books too, quite unusual for someone living in the UK. How I wish I could join you on an art day, especially with those yummy looking cupcakes! ~~~Deb in Wales

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    1. Oh, I wish you could as well... I'm not sure if you would like our project. We were making our own designs on white canvas shoes with fabric markers.

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  3. Just found your blog and have enjoyed going through all your posts. I love your use of color and I love that you had a wonderful, creative luncheon with friends and the fact that nothing matched. I'll be back again.

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