In France they kiss on Main Street
Amour, mama, not cheap display
-- Joni Mitchell, In France They Kiss on Main Street
No one sees behind the door
But every day it's one step forward
Soon we'll be sleeping in Paris
And we can set those wild ones free
-- Rosanne Cash, Sleeping in Paris
Some color and curves and dreams of Paris for Saturday morning . . .
When it comes to art quilts, I'm consistently drawn to those that have a painterly quality, and none more so than the work of Deidre Adams, who combines painting and quilting in a way that's fascinating to me. Her latest blog post has a quilt that I think is just stupendous -- see it here. The color and texture are extraordinarily appealing and interesting.
For more color, New York Times fashion and culture writer Bill Cunningham has a short slide show with audio on women wearing colorful -- and some outlandish and very creative -- clothes on the streets of Paris. It's very fun and will make you want to be a French woman (even more) or at least to be strolling on the sidewalks of Paris.
Whenever I think about color, I have to go and visit the Colour Lovers blog, and I'm rarely disappointed. Here's a post on the architecture of Hundertwasser, an artist I've written about before, whose work is inspired and idiosyncratic and strangely wonderful. From the post: "He was fascinated with spirals, and called straight lines 'the devil's tools."
No devil's tools today -- make it all about the curves, even if you can't see around the bends.