My youngest child, Lily, and my middle child, Monica, noticed, last week, that they were wearing old sweats, t shirts, miss-matched socks , crazy hair and freshly- scrubbed- no- make up faces, as they settled into bed. I confess that I am in the same condition by bedtime. The constricting day-time clothes are peeled off as soon as I am sure that I’m home for the evening and that no visitors are expected. If, I happen to have a work-at-home day, I may be found in that condition at any moment. Even more so, as I will have paint on my hands and in my hair. The entire front of my shirt will probably be drenched with dishwater, too. At the very least!
I’m not sure who said it first, but, “We look like Ragamuffins”; certainly the expression is from old stories we read together, is what the sisters agreed upon.
The next day, this is what I found in Lily’s room. One busy girl creating art, freehand. No stencils, no tracing; just acting on the urge.
No trendy quotes such as :” Keep Calm and Carry On”, or “Always Kiss Me Goodnight”, or even “Princess”.
And this is my contribution for Blue Monday. Lily’s room is a soothing spa blue, with ocean-inspired decor.
And, now it has it’s newest accent piece!
How often do you just “go for it”? Do you ever or do you need to plan it out, take measurements, obsess about the color and placement…? I wonder if Lily will always be this free-spirit that will just make it happen?
I wish you all a Happy Blue Monday and a happy Blue week!