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
〜 A big thank you to Nibelungen, for sharing the code for background patterns! Click here to get it.
December 10 〜 The countdown to Christmas (and all the other wonderful holidays of the season) has been going strong for a while now. I'm in the midst of decorating my house a bit – I do love those festive, twinkly lights, and those delicious, lip-smacking cookies! I wish boatloads of love, joy and contentment for each and every one of you as the year draws to its close. And of course, a New Year filled with all the colors of the rainbow…
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
"There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow.
It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance."
〜 William Sharp
"Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness."
〜 Mary Oliver
"Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow, Descends the snow."
〜 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.)