Last weekend, one of my grandnephews was in the house (along with his momma and one of his aunties). His little face turned from one bit of color to the next, taking it all in. He kept looking at Grandpa’s Toolbox which hangs by the front door. Then he would swivel to look at quilts on the rack and the drapes at the window. And then the stacks of things on the chair, the behemoth and the ottoman. So much color, as far as his eye could see.
I felt quite satisfied to give him that introduction to the world of color as experienced in fabric and handmade things. At one year old, it’s not too soon to make impressions. Maybe he’ll have an artist’s eye like his uncle, my nephew, who is a photographer and painter. Maybe he’ll just have an artist’s soul. At a minimum, his Great Aunt Melissa has exposed him to color and given his brain something to chew on.Speaking of color, the Kaffe collective for Fall 2013 is arriving in stores now. These precuts are perfect for stash building or scrappy projects. I have had great fun working with these prints for Market. I can’t wait to sit down with them after the furor subsides. My list for future projects seems to grow constantly, doesn’t it?
Market is only three weeks away. I think I just might make it to Houston with a functioning brain.
Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy the weekend.