Fabric and Paint
Came out to play.
She smiles a lot
when she thinks
no one is looking.
She is kind of shy
I spent most of the day down in my art room.
Eight bliss filled hours shared with my fabric, paint and paper. I worked on the covers for 3 journals and hope to get a couple of them into my Etsy shop soon. The more I played, the more ideas bloomed in my mind and then of course there was this girl; the one shared above. She danced around in the corners of my brain, daring me to catch her and thinking I'd never capture her being long enough to bring her out into the open, but I did. It was a game of hide and seek and I won.
She brought a friend along too, not wishing to enter the world all by herself.
She's not quite as shy but worried that she isn't ready to live in such a big, giant place. I assured her that her presence is welcome.
My funny little girls came out to play and it was the perfect kind of day. I really, really kind of like them. They are simple and just a wee bit funny and imperfect; just like me. I need to go and make one with red hair I think.
Here is a little Storypeople poem for the occasion.
It was a day filled with the glow of ordinary things
and we passed them quietly from hand to hand
for a long time and someone said
she had picked a perfect day to be born
and I think all of us felt the same.
These girls were inspired by the ever enchanting, Mindy Lacefield's class Paint Your Story.
As always I put my own twist on the techniques we are learnin' and I am lovin' every second of it.
Wishing you every sweetness today.
Do something you really love, even if only for a few minutes.
Today is the perfect kind of day because you are in it.