It seems I still have a thing for yellow. I’m totally loving all the daffodils bursting up from the ground with their bright and cheery color (especially juxtaposed against the grey days.
I’m also digging the mosaic tool on flickr. This is my first attempt (and it’s all yellow,) but I am sure there will be many more of these to come. Click on the link if you want to know more about these pictures.
And the yellow cover of Blueprint magazine had me all excited. I really thought there was going to be more yellow inside, but alas, it was just a tease. Still, the magazine had some great little tidbits like this creative and inexpensive way to display art or pictures. I’m perpetually getting tired of my art/photos on my walls, and what a quick and easy way this would be to replace them.
And my thrifted vintage crafty Creative Hands series. (Again, I’ll get some pictures of the insides of these babies sometime real soon.) They truly are gems.
I’ve tried painting walls yellow before, but I’ve never really had much luck with it, and I’ve always ended up painting over them in a matter of days. The color changes so much during the day, and it can sometimes come across downright manic. Although, I do have to say that I am very much drawn to yellow houses– both of my former houses were yellow, and there are a few mustardy, almost orangey yellow houses in town that are really attractive.
I love the wallpaper on the Blueprint cover, but there’s no mention of where to find it in the resource guide, and I’m sure that it probably costs a bazillion dollars. I could imagine it in my front foyer, although it does make me recall a short story that I read and then adapted for a performance in college– The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It’s a great story, written in the late 1800’s about a woman’s descent into madness from depression (possibly post-partum, and her Doctor/husband’s treatment for her.) She writes in her journal about the yellow wallpaper in her room, and she eventually starts to believe that the swirls and designs in the patterns is women trapped in the wallpaper.
And back to the Blueprint cover–I also really like those vintage enamel bowls that were found on eBay. Does anybody out there know who makes those or better yet, have any that you want to unload? I already have a problem with bowls– too many bowls that catch too much clutter, but those sure would be pretty clutter catchers, wouldn’t they? Too many bowls (yellow or otherwise) filled with clutter might launch my husband into a descent of madness.
Ooh ooh, and don’t forget the cute, cute duck. I want that cute duck, and I thought I even had the Mr. convinced that we should get a duck a while back ago, and then he backed out. Anybody out there have a duck you need to unload?