I just love the 4th of July. I love summertime and the 4th seems to epitomize all that is summer. Sunny days, blue skies and lush green grass. Family and picnics. Small town parades and children with sticky watermelon faces. And I'm a sap for anything patriotic, so there you have it! The theme for this week in The Year of Jewelry is "Celebrating my Country", which is right up my alley.
Are you reaching for your lemonade? Does it remind you of a flag waving on a slow, hot breeze? Or bunting draped on the grandstands?
I love to make jewelry created around a theme or color scheme like this. I can't paint and I can't draw, so this is my artistic outlet. My mom, on the other hand, sews. She used to paint, but now that she's discovered quilting, I don't think she'll ever go back. She uses fabric to express herself and evoke a feeling or a mood, and I don't even know if she's aware of that. This is her take on patriotic:
Isn't it beautiful? The movement and the shading of the color values all work so well together.
One last patriotic piece and I'll leave you to enjoy your holiday. This piece doesn't have a single bead in it. Isn't it amazing what you can do with some cord and some knots?
I hope you have a safe and fun 4th!