Summer of Color this week is red; I really wasn't sure, what I was going to do. It started with an email I received; it was about the rose that changed everything. Jackson n' Perkins has amazing roses; hubby n' I one year sent roses(bare root ones) to our Mothers for Mother's Day. Anyway, this advertisement for roses, had me thinking. My Mom's birthday is the last day of summer; she has been called "The Last Rose of Summer". There is a poem by Thomas Moore. I found this woman's image as a freebie, I will link it later. I can't remember which site, it is between two. I will find it and share; it has a brownish red tint. I used a red colored pencil and colored in highlighted areas and smudged. I then made a rose out of some chenille. I found the poem..didn't use the whole thing, printed off what I needed in red, using a 1942 font. I layered it on a book cover and added eyelets. It is a tribute to my Mom, the last rose of summer.
What do I think of when I think of red...roses of course, red sun at night sailor's delight, strawberries, watermelon, these amazing red shoes, I once owned. I think of pizza, red gravy(spaghetti sauce), and cherry kool-aid. My family was know in the neighbor hood for cherry koolaid and popcorn, when I was growing up. We were the hang house. And I think of lipstick, I don't wear red, but I do wear a rosy pink color. What do you think of when you think of red?
I think she will like it~ You can check out more entries over at Kristin's at Twinkle, Twinkle blog. She is an amazing host and really talented~ You can also check out all the amazing red art. There is a mix of jewelry, cards, scrapbooking...anything goes!