In the library, chillin' in the art stacks
retired Art Director
Hi, and welcome to my little corner of COLOURlovers. 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
May 1 ~ Happy May Day! Ahh, this is the life – birds are singing, buds are popping, and everything’s coming up flowers. We have so many lovely green hues in our neighborhood right now, and all those pretty baby leaves really pop against the bright blue spring skies. I can’t get enough fresh air – it sure blows those winter doldrums away.
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
"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want – oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
? Mark Twain
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."
? Rainer Maria Rilke
"What a strange thing! To be alive beneath cherry blossoms."
Sparkly graphics courtesy of glitter-graphics.com
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.)
Image credit: Colorful Piano Art by Sharon Cummings