Monday, September 22, 2008
Eleni had Nilla wafers and milk this morning and it made me wish I was little. In her typical kind manner she politely offered me a few from the pile on her paper towel. After responding with a smile and a nothankyou, I realized how far I am from being little. I was content with my coffee. Once Jeff joined us at the breakfast counter content with his coffee, Eleni began describing why she likes Nilla wafers so much, and it has something to do with how chewy they are.
"Oh, I think of them as crunchy," I replied.
"No! They are chewy," Jeff confirmed.
"Don't you remember that? That's what I've always loved about them." he added and then "when was the last time you had one?"
"I dunno, maybe a few years ago," though I couldn't say for sure.
The both of them took to getting dressed, while I savored my warm cup staring out the sunny window. I looked over to notice that there were two wafers and a swallow of crumb-free milk looking back at me. I took a bite. Crunch first. Then YES, chewy. Then the next I had to quickly dip in the milk before the little one who does not like crumbs in her milk ran in, almost completely dressed, for her last gulp. (Made it just in time. I do however still feel a ripe old 36.)
In maybe not so unrelated news, I cannot stop dreaming about scribbling around with my new colored pencils the moment that other priorities are swept aside. I can already see the little forms in my head that I want to play out which have been developing from one day to the next, and its time to get them on paper before they float off. The images are happy and charming and I don't want them to go anywhere until we've had a chance to talk. I've had the new pencils (and cute new inkwell sharpener) on my work table in the studio for precisely 4.5 days. I am growing very impatient to release some of their smooth hue onto a clean white board. I messed around with markers plenty this summer, preparing thoughts for new designs, and I'm ready for pencils now.
This will be the indulgence waiting for me today, whatever age that makes me.
xo,Anna, who encourages cookies AND coloring
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Do tell. What kind of pencils did you get? I don't recognize them.ReplyDelete
And...I've never thought about it before, but nilla wafers are chewy. A brilliant observation.
Though I've been visiting here for a while now, this is my first time leaving a comment. (My usual M.O. is to just *sigh* when I read your witty narative and see your beautiful work.) Truthfully, what I want to say is how inspired I am after each visit to your little part of the world. This summer I bought my first piece of fabric from your Drawing Room line, while visiting home in the States. I love the colors. I love the design. I love the weight of it. In short, I love everything about it...ReplyDelete
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You make sewing so much fun for us all.
I think of Nilla wafers as crunchy as well. They are A MAZ ING with Nutella spread on them. MMMMM!ReplyDelete
What a lovely reminder to savor these little moments in our everyday lives...and the nilla wafers! Lovely artwork under your pencils. Enjoy creating today.ReplyDelete
I don't like nilla wafers precisely because I don't like how they get chewy fast!ReplyDelete
I just received several of your beautiful Garden Party fabrics that I ordered on-line. Just amazingly beautiful! I had several fabrics from another designers line and they were so boring, so I was happy to be able to inject these 5 fabrics... Hopefully I will remember to add a pic of the completed quilt top to the flickr group, but in the mean time I am posting all the fabrics together on my blog later today.
Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration!
I love good colored pencils!The look of a case of them makes me want to get creative.:0)ReplyDelete
Oh ,that pencil sharpener is fantastic! I will have to get one.....
I love cookies and coloring as well.ReplyDelete
I had to go get a nilla wafer out of the cupboard and try it for myself to see about the 'chewy'...mmmmm....now I remember why I like them!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the inspiration and beautiful pictures. I love your work!
Yes, Nilla wafers are good, but I could really go for a Lorna Doone - haven't had one of those in years either!ReplyDelete
That's Marsha from CuteStuffInside.blogspot.com in case you're wondering.ReplyDelete
Just wanted to finally comment on your blog. I discovered your work and blog about a year ago. It was ironically right around the time my husband & I moved to Spring Hill, TN from Michigan. I was so thrilled to read about you and the fact that you live here near Nashville. Aside from the fact that I am in awe of your talent and drive as an artist, I find your posts about family comforting as I am desperately missing my own back in Michigan. It's almost like having a friend here. I love the new Garden Party fabrics and have bought tons of it from Stitcher's Garden in Franklin. I am obsessed!! :o) Thanks for sharing little bits of your life as well as your art with us. -Lora Disser
Looks beautiful and sooo fun! I need to spend some time creating some more artwork too!ReplyDelete
Love your fabrics, keep them coming!
All the talk about Nilla wafers made me crave banana pudding. It's bben years since I made some.ReplyDelete
Looks like you've already done some interesting doodling there. Can't wait to see what your next big thing is.
I am loving your paintings and I know what you mean... I've had some new inks just waiting to be used for the first time! I should be sewing... but that's when the urge to draw comes!!!ReplyDelete
OH! COLOURSOFTS! You'll LOVE them - have fun!! They're not as stroppy as prismacolors.ReplyDelete
And yay for coloured pencils. People are always saying to me "Err - why don't you just use paint...?" and I am forever having to say that I just love coloured pencils.
So I get very happy when I see someone else happy to use the ol' pencil - can you tell??
I don't know if you have a Trader Joes there but they have the best "Ultimate Vanilla Wafers". They are not chewy but are so vanilla-y and yummy. I do love regular old vanilla wafers too though. Vanilla anything really.ReplyDelete
Hi Anna! I've been reading your blog for a bit (happened upon it when I was looking for images of your gorgeous Drawing Room fabrics) and I wanted to tell you how lovely and endearing it is. It's like a sunshine-y colorful look into your life and process. Your home is beautiful, as well. I can commiserate your serial painting obsession! My husband tells me that the paint is going to start peeling off of the walls soon. I just painted my bathroom the fourth shade it has been in five years. That is where the Drawing Room fabric will be going. :)ReplyDelete
And now you've got me coveting colored pencils! I have a 20 month old and I don't get to paint as much as I used to, so I need an artistic outlet that can easily be put away and out of reach. Those might do the trick! Are the sketches from the colored pencils or the markers (I have design markers too, but the fumes are pretty bad)? And what type of paper do you like to use with them?
You made me feel I want to paint ...ReplyDelete
your work is so very inspiring!!!! I love your photos on your blog too!!
I would say that makes you the perfect age:) Enough years to make you wise and enough youth to make you creative and colorful at heart. Have fun coloring!ReplyDelete
coming to introduce myself, I'm Kim and say " :) ".ReplyDelete
I too was attracted to the pretty pencils. I belive they are Derwent pencils that are made in England though I'm not sure which set she has other then it looks like she's been having fun with them. :)ReplyDelete
Oh! How much I'm envy you! I love to have those pencils! They're so yummy :D I'm also draw and a view of so many beautiful crayons makes me smile :)ReplyDelete
p.s. You're children have so beautiful names!
(sorry my english ;))
Best wishes from Poland
Have a great day with your new pencils! Your drawings look very sunny in these autumn days.ReplyDelete
I don't know does waffles but the description sure make me feel hungry ;D
Nillas are chewy. My boys can attest to that. Love the doodles. Vibrant i'd say. As always, Can't wait to see what comes of these drawings!ReplyDelete
Your pictures make me want to draw today. The child in me can't resist the sight of coloured pencils.ReplyDelete
so true! love your drawingsReplyDelete
I love that you enjoy the coloring part of work. I do too! I often pick my kids up at school and say "I got to spend two hours coloring today!" As a civil stormwater engineer, I get to use highlighters, colored pencils and markers to outline drainage areas, storm systems and ponds. I get to crawl around on the floor like a toddler, coloring on my maps. It makes me so happy!ReplyDelete
Those pencils look heavenly:)ReplyDelete
I don't know Nilla wafers but after reading your description I am, for some reason... craving one :) - I love what you are making with your desirable pencils, is it a new exciting fabric line you're working on?ReplyDelete
This is my first time to comment. I love your blog and have been reading it for some time now. Your pictures are exceptional and I love you work & style of writing.ReplyDelete
There's an award floating around called the "I *love* your blog" award and I nominated you. It's basically a tagging thing, but you were my in my top seven favorite blogs. If you want to see you can go to my blog: www.emilyhadams.blogspot.com
Again - love your work & thanks for the inspiration!
Hello- did you use those pencils for the artwork in the pictures? It looks like watercolor or maybe watercolor pencil- maybe even marker? If those colored pencils are that vibrant I definitely need some!ReplyDelete
Cookies make everything better. (And so does a fresh box of coloured pencils, but that goes without saying...)ReplyDelete
Are they plain colored pencils or water color pencils? Either way - how DO you get that painterly feel with them? The red flower is just GORGEOUS and I never could figure a good technique for operating either colored pencils or watercolor pencils. Do share your technique, pretty please?!ReplyDelete
I had to come back and comment because I found a new candy corn! Have you tried the carmel ones????? Oh my, I am in heaven and might need major dental work by the end of the season. They were on the shelf right by the regular candy corn...but they are carmel. Eeek! So much goodness.ReplyDelete
What a bright and lovely Monday Morning Post! Just cheered me up considerably!ReplyDelete
such a cute post!!! love all the pics!! they look like great pencils :-) I hope you have a wonderful day!! xo BrittReplyDelete
Your designs are so beautiful, I can't wait to get my hands on some of your new fabric!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, gorgeous. I'm googling those pencil crayons as soon as I'm done commenting.ReplyDelete
Nilla cookies are crunchy to me. They make a great base for a cheesecake!!
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