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Archive for January 11th, 2003

A Little Graffiti

Saturday, January 11th, 2003

Thermos Embellished by LynnHIt’s that time of year again. The time I get so sick of everything outdoors being mostly gray. Light gray cloudcover (where I live, we get almost no sun in the wintertime), light gray/white snow on the ground, the houses mostly painted white or beige, the trees the only color… many shades of taupe and reddish-gray. It makes me nuts, especially when there are so many clouds that it feels as though the sun never rose at all.

Last year I reacted to this by painting small walls in the kitchen/eating space a pale peach for warmth, and then followed that by painting trim in the same room either purple or turquoise. The year before, I painted my cellphone with fabric paints and my thermos with fingernail polish. A year before that, I went into my attic/studio space and painted turquoise spirals and dots all over the harvest gold stucco walls and ceiling.

Today my knitting friend Tony and I went to our spinning guild. I did a demo on how to use polymer clay, primarily because fiber people often need a button in a certain shade and polymer is a great way to make your own colors, if need be. I enjoyed it tremendously, I just love teaching and I know a lot about polymer. It’s fun to feel competent!

I took my graffiti-painted thermos with me when we went to the guild. It occurred to me that maybe it could make you all smile, as well.