I'm wrapping up an assortment of projects to clear my plate for August's design marathon. I hope time slows down a bit for the next two weeks. Elijah is starting junior high school and I'm - just - not - ready.
Perhaps waiting for my new to birthday bike arrive will do the trick. I haven't been this excited about a birthday present since I-can't-remember-when. She's vanilla with pink rims, a rattan basket & a wooden rack -- my creamcycle cruiser. With a drink cup and bell -- vrrink-vrrink.
And guess whose birthday was just yesterday? Laura. Laura of Lantern Bloom. I am mesmerized by her new fabrics. The mill did such a fabulous job recreating the moody depth of Laura's paintings; it's hard to believe these are flat, smooth fabrics. Stretch one print across a canvas and it's instant wall art.
I'm so proud of her. Laura has developed a unique painting style over the years. One of the last things we did together before she moved away 4 years ago was experiment with textured canvasses. Now she's a master of texture. Laura has a collection of art prints heading to Crate & Barrel and a rich, new collection of fabrics as well.
Wish Laura a Happy Birthday, will you? At a mere 2 weeks older, she paves the birthday way for me each year. I hear birthday sirens sound long about July 26th, when it's time for Laura's slice of cake. "Brace yourself, Heather, here it comes." I ordered my bike today, so bring it on.
Watch for Laura's Lantern Bloom fabrics too -- definitely a collection to see in person. You can even make out bits of canvas in some of the prints.