What's on your desk today?
I'm studying retro and mid-century florals for the Lilla Rogers class, Make Art That Sells.
Here's what is killing me.
I pretty much grew up with the "Mid-Century" look.
I googled images for an example and came up with stuff I remember as a kid.
I thought I would see knights in shining armor, but apparently not.
It was, to say the least, a bit of a shock.
I then googled "retro seed pods."
Enter in the second kick in the teeth.
Dried pods galore....
JUST LIKE the ones in my mother's home. I swear to you, some of those dried pods WERE from the 1970's, and we just disposed of them a year ago.
Now they are cool and in trend.
I think I may stick to florals, thank you very much.
Another item on my desk this week is a sweet handmade journal I received from my dear friend, Janet.
Check out her blog. You will be seriously blown away by her use of color-it's gorgeous.
I'm working on simpler journal entries for our NEXT CLASS.
stamps, a little ink, and some water color.
I'm also looking at color differently for the Make Art That Sells, and am saving catalogues that come in the mail to see what colors are being used.
Again, very reminiscent of my youth.
Which is blatantly gone.
I guess now I'm just retro cool.
This handmade journal had to come home with me.
I think it just jumped in my hand and said, "Be my best friend."
How could I say no???
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Back to the seed pods of my youth.....