Summer of Color; Think Pink

Summer of Color's challenge today is Pink!  When I think of pink it stirs memories of blowing the biggest bubble with a huge wad of Bubble Yum, playing Barbies, pink cotton candy,  and my Nannie Nonnie's pink peonies. Growing up, pink meant gorgeous sunsets, stunning roses and Fireweed in Alaska. When I had my daughter, pink became her signature color. We didn't start out that way. She had a Wizard of Oz type room; Elmo was her Dorothy and my favorite dress on her was a blue n' white gingham.  By the time she turned one, it all changed. It was all about pink tutus, Barbie, ponies with pink hair, and pink lemonade.  My Mom even found pink moccasins at Perry's Nut House and mailed them to her, so sweet. This girl wanted her hair dyed pink at the age of five.  I first thought I was going to do a pink sunset, but when I started to have pink memories. I knew I had to do a page, involving my daughter.  Happy Pink Angela~ Her favorite color now is her birthstone; it is Aquamarine blue. Isn't it amazing how the sun changes color in one's life~

I used water colors, paper doilies and a cheap paint box insert. I popped the paint out; yes I saved them. I added little mementos, that reminded me of  my daughter. The paint box insert came from seeing Connie Govea Stuart's work.  I would love to take a class from her; I loved her idea and thought it would work on this page. I struggled with the pink challenge; my house was the hang house today. It is fine, but I think all the noise made it take longer to get the art done. I need quiet time to reflect; once I know where I am going noise is fine. How does the process work for you?  Quiet time needed or does it matter?!

Funny, I am now craving a glass of pink lemonade ;D  Be sure to stop by and visit our host, Kristin; you still can join in~Summer of Color so far has been an amazing journey!

Comments

Netty said…
Fabulous LO, love all the layers of lace. Terrific collage.
I like pink lemonade and bubble gum.
Janelle said…
I usually get my ideas for art during the middle of the night when I am up with my one year old. The house is quiet and I can cuddle him and think about art. During the day my house isn't often quiet and I can never seem to get away from the kids. They just follow me all over. I can work with the noise, but I like to think when everything is peaceful and quiet.

I like your pink piece, I like the lace. Using the paint box with little mementos in each spot is a really neat idea. This piece reminds me of when my girls were little and liked pink.
Wanda said…
Your creativity is amazing. I especially liked the watercolor set insert.
Vicki said…
She is a cutie! I hope she likes the pretty pink collage that Mom made for her. I like how you incorporated the paint box. Hey, when I think of pink and my childhood, I can smell the vinyl from the Barbie playhouse!
Bryce Daniels said…
Pink lemonade!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!

Someone should do a post on where pink lemonade comes from. I've yet to see a pink lemon.

But delicious!
Nan said…
This is a great page. You brought back memories of all the pink things I loved when I was younger. Your paintbox really makes it standout!
Kristin said…
First of all, I love your new header picture! It is absolutely stunning. And your page is so pretty. It is girly and edgy (I love the hand painting and B & W photos - and the wax is so cool ;) And those pictures - she is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, xo
creatingme said…
so cute and great use of the paint tin!
Kristin said…
Oh! And for me, new projects are so much easier to begin when I'm alone (room to think ;) but once I get going, I don't mind the noise as much. xo
Hi Ella .. oooh .. pink - just that wonderful ice-cream pink colour .. love it. I'd love to be that creative .. one day perhaps I'll have a work-room I can try out some creativity in ..

I prefer to work in peace, but when I'm fiddling around with other things .. cooking, ironing etc etc .. then some music.

Cheers - enjoy the summer in the pink .. and pink lemonade sounds good ..Hilary
Joanna said…
Such a sweet LO, with beautiful memories of your daughter as a teeny-tiny.

Love the paint box idea, that looks great, and the wax looks very cool too.

Great 'pink' artwork.
A lovely refreshing post for the start of my day, though I can't imagine Alex chewing bubble gum!!!!

Yvonne.
Diane said…
This is absolutely perfect for the color pink--this is how I see pink in my mind--very feminine and fun!!
Mandy said…
this is wonderful...what beautiful images you given me dancing around my memory...lol..love it...i work best early hours of the morning...like if i get up at 5 say, and tidy a bit and art it...but sometimes i just seize any opportunity i can...lol...crazy...xxx
NatashaMay said…
Such an awesome page! Love your pink memories. :)
joanna said…
Beautiful pinks!! it's so nice going to everyones blog and seeing the different takes on this challenge! have a great week :)
JessiVille said…
Beautiful! What a lovely post. I must have some pink lemonade too!
The paintbox is precious.

Jessi xox
Oh I like your pink creation, so cute that page, I like the idea of recycling...

How does the process work for you? Quiet time needed or does it matter?!

For me...the inspiration come anytime of the day, with or without noise, many time I make a link with something I see or hear...a detail can make a big difference...but I always create with music...I need it...
GigglesandGuns said…
Pink lemonade and bubble gum, it must be summer.
Melinda said…
So pretty, I love how you incorporated lace it is one of my favourite things.
Sesenarts said…
I love your paint box idea.This is such pretty page! I was at the shops today and passed a little fairy girl (about 2) all dressed in pink with her pink tutu and tiara. So gorgeous! And the scone recipe in on my blog ;-) Julie
Jo Murray said…
A lovely page for such a pretty child. An excellent 'pink' summer colour.
anthony stemke said…
Pink lemonade and bubble gum are fun. Pink slips are not. Pink bedrooms are fun when you put a newborn in one. Pink-eye is not. A love letter from your sweetheart on pink stationary is fun. A dear john on same stationary is not.

Pink. I guess it is all relative.
I loved reading this post! My daughter is all about pink - and this Mommy is too after I had her. Such a pretty girly page. Love it. Ohh, and I adore having my kids around - but, it sure is nice to create in peace & quiet when I get the chance. :)
Jules said…
I came by here 'cause I love ya not because of pink. :) I do like pink lemonade and bubble gum though. Just wanted to say hello and wish you a good week.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow
Noemi said…
Once I know what I am doing I don't mind the noise, although I prefer to work completely alone, but with two little girls it is impossible.
I really like the idea of the paint tin to keep all those things that reminds you to your lovely one.
I am learning so many good ideas from all of you.
Thanks.
Syrious said…
wow super pink stuff :D
very nice blog!! i'm following you by google friends box hope you'll do the same if you'll like mine :)
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DEZMOND said…
Unfortunately in my country pink is the symbol of kitsch and bad taste :) since one of the TV networks here promoting trashy programmes and bad music is called PINK. But I do love pink peonies .... And what's a pink lemonade?
PaperPumpkin said…
Love your Pink Page and all of your memories/writing! I could read your posts over and over all day long! You are funny and very witty! The DMV really IS a nightmare, isn't it? (Why is that?) Happy Pink week! Looking forward to yellow! ~kathy
Sharon said…
Love the paintbox! Lots of memories popped up for me.
Heather Henry said…
Wow Ella, this is truly fantastic. The pictures are so sweet and the use of the old paint box is so clever and inspired. What a terrific page. I love it.
Arlee Bird said…
I used to be fascinated by pink cars when I was a little kid. I used to call them "Easter egg cars". Back then--in the 50's--pink cars were not very common and they really stood out. A while back I saw a nicely restored vintage car that was painted pink and had one of those license plate frames that said "Your girlfriend loves my pink car." The driver looked like a gang member.


Lee
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The paint box is SO cool, I LOVE it!! Your project turned out beautifully. Pink makes me hungry for cotton candy, and now, it's also making me thirsty reading about pink lemonade! :)
Melissa Bradley said…
I love this paint box. When I see pink, I think of the cotton candy I used to make as a volunteer at my church carnival and rose quartz the stone of love.
Janet said…
Your pink page is great....I love the use of the paintbox. I'm sure this will be a treasure for your daughter to keep.
Pam Tucker said…
Oh, I love your pink page! It's full of such beautiful elements and I'm marveling at that paint box! How cool is that! Wonderful work! :)
ed pilolla said…
fun:)
i like the pink in the sky, and a light pink blush, too.
yes, indeed, the sun changes colors in one's life.
Crafty Mom said…
I love this tribute to your daughter! Love the paint box you've included and thanks for introducing me to a new artist!
Jenny said…
So gorgeous Ella... love the paint box too, the fab pink and the sweet photos... just wonderful...

Jenny x
Shelley Whiting said…
I love the way you used text, collage and jewels. It turned out really fun and beautiful.
haikulovesongs said…
love it! especially the paint box insert. very creative and perfect for a daughter! ♥ dani