We were honored to be invited to our daughter Elsie's new store opening "Red Velvet Art". It was so nice to be able to spend some time visiting with family and viewing the store as it is ready to open tomorrow. Sorry, I didn't take my camera- I will let her take the photograph's and post them, but I will say it is soooooooooooooo cute! Holy cute!! Red Velvet Art.com is the online store.I thought I would post something though. This isn't exaactly the photo I had in mind, but it is so Elsie! She designed this costume, and yes the pink hair was her idea too. My little pony was the theme. The photo that I would have like to have had to post, is her when she was six months hold sitting on the floor with a jar of buttons. She would sit there for hours sorting out all of these buttons by colors and size. Yes, only six months old. It was truly amazing. My mother thought I was crazy allowing her to play with these. "She'll choke on those" she would say. But, she never would put them in her mouth.
The amazing thing to me is that if you were to see her studio today, not much has changed. She still loves all those buttlons,
colors, and stuff. Only today instead of calling it sorting, we call it creating. I have countless more stories- that remind me so much of what she does today, for a living!
I am so very proud of her, that it brings tears to my eyes as I am writing this, because I have been given the privilege to see a young child grow up to develop and use those God given talents.
Thanks for the comments on the abstract paintings. I got another idea for a title from them.
I decided to post the abstract painting from yesterday's post "Sewing Frenzy." I had a blogger friend comment that it reminded her of a stack of materials waiting for a pattern to be picked out to be sewn. The black area being the sewing machine. I always love hearing what others see in the abstracts! It really is fun and gives each piece their own story.
I really love this title because it reminded me that as I was growing up I learned to sew from my grandma Lula. She would allow me to go through all her left over materials and make barbie doll clothes, and in the fourth grade she taught me how to use a pattern and make my own clothes.
It was a creative outlet for me, and I loved going to material stores and choosing the material for my home made outfit. Thanks for the comment which reminded of my love for materials!
And then lastly, today I would like to say- continue to encourage one another. It has been so encouraging to me to hear your so kind comments on my blog, and I truly mean that. I've read many of your blogs and have tried to leave a comment- but for some reason it doesn't let me. But give me some time and I will figure it out. Also, today I recieved a comment from an e-bayer, which is where I've been posting and selling my flower paintings, that so encouraged me like you would not believe- and so I would like to say pass it on and let's help and lift each other up!