Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dreamy Frocks


Paintings above from Karen Hollingsworth

Little digital prints of vintage frocks, only $5 each - there are ten to choose from - by Crimson Circle Studios.

Nice frocks eh? Imagine being such a good painter that you could replicate fabric. Or so competent with a digital program that you could showcase little fabric frocks. Ahh will have to get some lessons I think.

Now here's a poem to ponder for those who, like me, enjoy such things. To me it's about little treasured moments of wonder that resurface unexpectedly and remind us about the wonder of this life.

We need some pines to assuage the darkness
when it blankets the mind,
we need a silvery stream that banks as smoothly
as a plane's wing, and a worn bed of
needles to pad the rumble that fills the mind,
and a blur or two of a wild thing
that sees and is not seen. We need these things
between appointments, after work,
and, if we keep them, then someone someday,
lying down after a walk
and supper, with the fire hole wet down,
the whole night sky set at a particular
time, without numbers or hours, will cause
a little sound of thanks--a zipper or a snap--
to close round the moment and the thought
of whatever good we did.

'Around Us' by Marvin Bell


'They tied their hopes to a string' print from Elly Mackay at Theater Clouds

Decal from Vinyl Wall Accents


Stella Peterson said...

Hi Christine,

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for featuring my dress prints here. It's so true – sometimes it's the sweet, simple things in life that fill us with wonder and give us the most joy....

Kindest regards,
Stella :)

Colleen said...

Beautiful paintings, all of them! The quotes are great too!

Katrina Jackson said...

I'm in love with that blue polka dot dress, and the chair next to the decal is amazing. Still pondering that poem, such beautiful images it paints. Lovely post as always. Take care!

Hot Fudge said...

What beautiful, dreamy images and lovely words. I could sit in front of that window and watch the curtains waft to and fro all day.

Rusted Wings said...

thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!! i just love your posts.....always so inspiring! thanks & blessings!

studioJudith said...

Dreamy frocks ... .
those words bring out the little girl in me -
beautiful prints .


ArtSnark said...

another lovely post - wonderful ambiance here today :)

kj said...

What a post ! Inspiration in colors and words!

The fabric paintings are superb. And any reminder to be grateful is gratefully accepted

Kisskiss to you Chrisy!


Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh those dresses! How gorgeous.
xo jj

NaNa said...

wow those prints are fabulous!

Love from the NaNa girls x

Imogen said...

Absolutely beautiful. The second and third are certainly my favourites, they are so adorable.

Hegie said...

Dreamy frocks ... . those words bring out the little girl in me - beautiful prints . judith