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
〜 August 24, 2014 – Do you realize it's about one month away from the autumnal equinox (my favorite time of the year)? And that means, of course, that there's only one month left of summer! Only four short weeks to do some of those wonderful summertime things…
The big summer ender here is the State Fair – the great Minnesota get-together – and I'm looking forward to going to that. Fun food, fine arts, creative crafts, fun food, exhibits, booths, fun food, rides, and did I mention fun food? Oh, yeah! Cheese curds… and beer… We may have to go twice.
I'm still cutting myself a load of slack since my Mom's death back in April. Her birthday would have been next week, and that's another tough one to get through. I will think of some way to celebrate her and recall some of the funniest and best memories, and it will be okay.
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
"Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart."
〜 Author Unknown
"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds.
Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins,
comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world."
〜 Kate Douglas Wiggin
"A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go."
〜 Author Unknown
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.)