February is nearing to a close and I can feel it~ spring welling up within my spirit and trying to burst forth.
Within my home I am eager to send my touches of red to the storage closet and bust out the brightness.
Such as: lots of lemon yellow.
Or a ton of turquoise.
Gallons of green ~ be it jade or emerald, March just seems to command it.
Is it just me or can anyone else spot shamrocks on the plaster ceiling?
As much as I fancy Ruth Guilding’s delightful images and the it color that Pantone is so eager for us to adore I know full well what has brought about this full bodied longing for color.
The Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy.
I spent the weekend immersed in 14th century (late Gothic) art desperately willing the information to implant itself within my brain, breaking only to make my houseguests meals and to look for lovely pots for the patio.
“Lamentation” by Giotto di Bondone, begun in 1304 and completed in 1306 (Byzantine technique)
My test is tomorrow. I am trying to calm my nerves, as well as the terms and artwork swimming in my head, by sipping a bit of tea in my Charles and Diana mug while munching on a Little Debbie’s Swiss Roll.
I need a nap. But it’s not going to happen.
There was a trip to the airport early this morning. The next batch of houseguests arrive in under two weeks. Beds must be stripped, towels washed and food restocked.
As soon as the test is finished I need to start on another paper due next Tuesday and also begin shooting portraiture for my photography class.
So I am thinking of decorating with lots of spring green as that will satisfy both. Oh but jade would be SO good. Especially paired with the blue and white ticking chairs.
So tell me, which do you prefer~ an early or late Easter?