Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Finding the Muse #11 pretty colors and colorful friends

About a month ago,  my friend Maggie (funkydiva)  spent a wonderful day together. She was in the DC area visiting her son, and she and I needed to have an adventure. We went to Savage Mill for shopping and lunch.
Here we are showing attitude! There are some people who just fit.
 Doesn't matter that we only see each other on rare occasions... I know she's there. I love her. She is very inspiring... she encourages everyone to be their unique self.

She likes to alter clothes and furniture, I like painting and quilting, and we both love, LOVE, bright colors and strongly believe in the power of self expression.

Today I thought I would share some eye candy with you. I love whimsy. I like a fun look at life. Check out these martini glasses... here's looking at you, kid!
How about this clock?
Teapots to tell you it's time for a cuppa

Time.. my previous vet in Tampa used to say sometimes the best medicine is "tincture of time"

That's all that can help me now. I've been very sad with our loss.
I haven't been able to work.
The other day I looked up and was stunned at the beauty of back lit clouds... that's a good sign.


Color. Color is stimulating and happy. It is refreshing. Maggie paints old furniture with many colors and puts fabric on it for bursts of pattern. I can't imagine having all that color in one house... very exciting. I am really inspired by the middle plate. The others have pattern to try in fabric too.
I wanted an unusual picture of us, so here we are in the mirror, surrounded by funky old furnishings, laughing.
It's a gift to have a friend you can both laugh and cry with... right? She shared my news of Cole ( who was close to the end when we got together) and we talked of art, family, travel.

We found some painted muslin dolls to make, and have challenged each other to make one soon.
Friends. Color. Colorful friends... all very inspiring.

15 comments:

  1. Hi! I can imagine how fun day you had! What a beautiful and colourful things you have found! x Teje

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  2. I can't think of a better person to cheer you up than Maggie. It looks like you had a wonderful and well deserved day.

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  3. Looks like a fun day. Those martini glasses are pretty wild.

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  4. Good friends are so hard to find. You have been fortunate to have such a good friend to laugh and cry with.

    On another note - I want that clock - it is so me. I will never find one but I want it.

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    1. if you ever want anything like this, I'll send the company name and phone so y'all can order it. I sent that to Nancy... it's a real store I visited you know... and I'd be glad someone got that cool clock!!
      LeeAnna

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  5. Glad you got out and had some fun--with a good friend who sustains you...thanks for sharing your adventure hugs, Julierose

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  6. Hi LeeAnna,
    Love love love the clock!
    Thanks for sharing your great day out!
    There's lots of positive energy reliving that day!

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  7. You sound so much better today. I am so sorry my life fell apart and I was not able to continue to hold you. I have a post card to send if it is not lost in the great flood. Your last post was so beautiful and calm. I am so glad you have taken the first wee step to healing peace.

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    1. oh my friend... leave that flooded mess for a desert somewhere. You all should know Glen was flooded out of her home in Baton Rouge in a No-Flood zone. Poor girl I am so so sorry you're going thru such craziness... love to you LeeAnna

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  8. Looks like it was a great day! I love that glass with the zipper on it! I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope the little moments of happiness continue to grow.

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  9. Love both your styles! And your friend's hat...OMG...way too cool. Glad you guys had fun to only to be topped off by a cocktail out of those fabulous glasses! 💖

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  10. A good day, with a good friend!

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  11. Good that you got out, and with the help of a wonderful friend, enjoyed the day. Reading your post about letting go brought back many of the same feelings for me, as I lost my mom in April (she lived with me for a year and a half). It truly stinks at first, but as time goes by, the blow softens, and you realize life goes on. Just keep hold of the happy memories.

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  12. Wow! What a fun day ! "Friends are the family we choose" = the truth!

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  13. Looks like a fun time was had and good food too! I need to visit there one of these days --- it's been years. Sigh. Glad you had a happy day.

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