Wednesday, April 2, 2008

It's All Black and White

Sometimes it takes a bold statement to really catch your eye. We make those statements around the house when we push vibrant colors against black and white and watch them dance. There is the belief that black and white, either alone or in combination with each other, are never out of style. I think that is especially true for those unique individuals who ARE their own style. They can take just about anything and make it work, and make it work really well. I have always been a "high contrast" person who needs that sudden jolt of color to capture my attention. As a result, I have always been drawn to the creative possibilities of taking simple black and white and building a series of designs from that base. In the next few days I will be attempting to do that right here on these pages. We will use our favorites from the Frances Palmer Pottery collection that we have on the shelves. There are so many wonderful large platters and other over-size pieces that contribute a real visual target. I will start out with just the basic table "canvas" of place mats and napkins. We will play with black, white, and the two together in prints. After that we will go where our spirits take us - listening all the while to the whisper of the quirky and funky!

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