Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blue Monday~Creative Daughter

 

 blue_monday[3] Click on the picture of the bird to visit Smiling Sally and her guests for Blue Monday. It is a great way to start your week, I promise!

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?

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I wish you all a Happy Blue Monday and a happy Blue week!

18 comments:

LV said...

Cute story with your Blue Monday showing. Thanks for sharing.

Beansieleigh said...

Wow!!.. Well, I think it's just lovely, really! It's HER room and she is expressing herself.. but it did make me look back to my own childhood, and I don't think my OWN mother would have taken an act like this so well as YOU DO! Happy Blue Monday! ~tina

Becky K. said...

Fun!

My Chelsea is getting really good at unique designs. I am very tempted to let her do a mosaic on her wall.
We'll see...

Becky K.

kim said...

What a cute story. I look like a raggamuffin most of the time here too.

SmilingSally said...

I would never have the courage. Happy Blue Monday.

Debbie said...

Have not heard that term since I was a kid!!~ So cute! Happy Monday to you....

Marice said...

awww that was cute :)

u may view mine here

xinex said...

Great lettering! Your daughter is indeed talented! I am glad you are allowing her to express herself...Christine

Mama Ko said...

Like they say, its her room and she can express anything.

Ann Creek said...

My mom used this term about us many times. Haven't heard it in awhile. Cute post

Kristina said...

Thanks for the darling share! I'm like Ann, I so remember that term "ragamuffins" too - I wonder where it originated from??

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

That is so fun that you painted that! I have a sign in my kitchen that says "quityerbellyachin'". Which you would read as "quit your belly achin'" It is fun. :)

daylily777 said...

Great fun & great pics !
Blessings,
Myrna

Joy said...

Adorable! Hey I am the same way, when I get home from work I just
want to be comfortable. Happy Blue Monday!

The Homemaker In High Heels said...

I hope she is always a free spirit!I'm impressed.

sissie said...

I guess I am a raggamuffin too.

I think that is so cute that your creative daughter expressed herself
so freely.

hugs
Sissie

Beth said...

Cute story! On my work-from-home days, I'm in sweats and two sweatshirts and suede slippers...I, too am a ragamuffin!

© Jennifer Raley said...

It's so great to be able to do that with your own room. I tend to be a ragamuffin myself. Thanks, Jenn <><