Friday, January 15, 2010

Out Of The Box

I think that I was born with a crayon in my hand!


Seriously, I have always loved to draw and doodle.

I would draw and doodle everywhere and on anything (walls included).



I also love color! I love to wear color and decorate with color.

My wardrobe is filled with color, especially red.

I love to have color in every room of my house.


My box of crayons was my most prized possession when I was younger.

64 colors just wasn't enough for me.

SO

I got all giddy when my Little Person got this for Christmas:




I "OOOHHHed" and "AAAHHHed" over all of the yummy colors in the box.


After a few hours of coloring with my Little Person,

I decided that instead of making a list of resolutions this year,

I would step outside of the box.


This year I am going to let the colors inspire me, not the fabric lines.

I am going to do even MORE mixing of fabric lines.







Each color alone is beautiful,

but when they are all together, they are amazing!

I love the fact that they are in no particular order,

just beautiful colors side by side.

SO,

NO MORE MATCHY, MATCHY!


I am going to try to use colors that I normally wouldn't use.

After all, there aren't any ugly colors.

I am also going to try to celebrate colors by being

MORE SCRAPPY, SCRAPPY just like in the box of crayons!



Until Next Time... Happy Quilitng!


8 comments:

Crafty Mama said...

Yummy, I can almost smell that new box of crayons smell! ;-)
I think I get more excited than my little ones do when they get a new box of crayons. LOL
Great resolution!

Quilt Hollow said...

http://missouriquiltco.com/shop/index.php/deal-a-day/

Read your lovely post about color and smiled because I too love the color in a brand new box of crayons. Then I went over to check the Deal a Day and attached the above link for the offer today. It sure reminded me of your color!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Andrea said...

Too funny,
I just bought a box of Crayola pencil crayons (mini size) in a huge box too...for the same reasons. Except my challenge this year is to use all Kona Solids in different combos this year. My box has a built in sharpener...does yours? :-P

Happy colouring!

Jennifer said...

We are so alike!! I'm almost done decorating my studio (color EVEYWHERE!)...I need to send you pics!! Great idea about mixing lines, too! I'm getting a little better at that!

Libby said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your scraps. I must confess that I value my scrap quilts above the others *S*

p.s. I keep a fresh box of Crayolas on hand just so I can open it up and take a *sniff*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Ok so now I know what your getting for Valentine's Day from me. A big box of RED crayons with a few PINK thrown in. :-)

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

OMG--I love crayons, too! In fact, I loved coloring with my kiddos (even as an adult) -- and ya can't go wrong with scrappy!

Melinda Cornish said...

we would get along great...I love color....and not necessarily all matchy matchy either....it is so fun.....