Congratulations to Leigh for being the winner of our sweepstakes for Project #7.
Her lovely text:
Folk Art. Primary colors. An afterthought lit with a silver glow. The importance of an exchange with beauty in our everyday lives. To live in the Art. Wear your Art. Creative like a child. Allowing yourself to enjoy a compliment. Celebrate the simple. Quality not quantity. Letting time win. Strong bonds take longer to make. Hard to break. Blood red says come to me. Flowers say slow down or you’ll miss me. Rich with the blues. Like water. Which heals. Raised petals come to life. Wants to be touched. Makes us smile. The Canvas is fabric. Brush strokes are thread. A maze of glass. Color in the midst of this grey Winter. A hint to a secret. By which only the wearer of this art knows. But if you’ll sit for tea. Under the magnolia’s. She will amaze you. In her handmade clothes. That each tells the stories of her life.
Thank you for all the great entries & stay tuned for a new sweepstakes…
Thanks go out to everyone @ Southern Living for the lovely piece in their February issue. We have gotten lots of emails and calls about the article. There have also been several requests for the play dough recipe that Maggie and I were making that afternoon when Southern Living visited…
One of the simplest things to make in your own kitchen:
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead on a floured board until cool and soft. Keep in an airtight container. Play often.
*Thanks to Robbie Caponetto for the lovely pictures and note that Maggie is still wearing her apron – in fact, it might be her favorite plaything.
Faded Leaves fabric – new to our online store – is made by Wet-Paint Stenciling – one of the new techniques included in our (soon to arrive) Alabama Studio Style. The fabric was first included in our Fall/Winter 2008 Revolution Collection. At the time, I was looking for new ways to color fabric that did not require dyeing. Faded Leaves was the result and here are a few of the ways that we incorporated it into the collection.