In the library, chillin' in the art stacks
retired Art Director
Hi, and welcome to my little corner of COLOURlovers. Feel free to call me Piahr, Pia, or just plain P. I'm so happy to be here – this place is Inspiration Central! I can generally be found hanging around, spending some quality window shopping time browsing (and loving) your amazing palettes and patterns, playing some of those fun Forum games, or enjoying some relaxing art play time making a few colorful goodies of my own.
Please know that I cherish every single love, fave, comment, and follow that you give me. (My CL emails are always read before any others.) I’ve met loads of kindred spirits here; this wonderful community is the absolute best ever. Color the Galaxy! ♥♥♥ Pia
〜 December 22 – Oh, my! I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted anything here. Needless to say, Life has been happening all around me, and I feel as if I've been left in the nearest snow drift! I'm missing all of you, and my color play here at CL – I hope to be back soon.
〜 I wish each of you the Happiest of whichever Holidays you celebrate at your house! May your days be filled with much love and laughter…
〜 And just in case I don't get back here to say "hi" before New Year's Eve, here are some words of wisdom from one of my favorite writers:
looking • learning • art • color • design
the scent of peonies • maple nut ice cream • laughter
the midnight sky, full of stars • calligraphy • memorable quotes
a pile of reading material and a free afternoon • fireflies
quilt patterns • Mutts by Patrick McDonnell • haiku
summer evening breezes • mersey beat music from the 1960s
deep-fried cheese curds • autumn • sending letters through the mail
freshly washed blue jeans • witty conversation • walking in the fog
a good mystery • art fairs, galleries and exhibits • a frosty chilled mug of beer
song lyrics • The Polar Express • soft, touchable velvets and silks
fancy needlework • a fire in the fireplace and snowflakes falling outside
road trips • people who are kind to critters • door bells • sleigh bells
and (of course) wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
…and presents! Lovely, wonderful presents! Thank you for making my day : D
"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, then where is it to be found?"
〜 J.B. Priestley
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.' "
〜 Lewis Carroll
"Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening,
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, Walking in a winter wonderland."
〜 Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard
Profile Photo: Meet da Vinci; he works at the library here. Don't be shy – shake his paw. Like most terriers, he's quite intelligent, and more than a little bit stubborn. He's very good at sniffing out the best art books and he'll fetch coffee too, if he likes you. Don't let his reading glasses and teddy bear demeanor fool you into thinking he's a pushover, though. He can be ferocious if he catches anyone disrespecting his books. (In case you were wondering, yes, da Vinci is part of my rich and satisfying fantasy life.)
The Big Six-Oh!
Many thanks for all your cheery birthday wishes; my e-mailbox has never been so happy;
what a wonderful crowd you are : D Here are some fabulous and lovely birthday presents
from some of the most sweet and thoughtful pals there ever were…