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While my dining room is becoming a catch-all for our furniture as we WAIT for our builder to start our two-room addition
and as my creative tendencies impatiently churn, chipping off white paint from a vintage mirror we bought in Boston
the ARTIST WANNABE in me asks
If Marie Antoinette
lived and walked
in today's world, what would she wear?
With colored pencils in hand I say, "Maybe a strapless TURQUOISE velvet gown, pooling to the floor
dripping over matching blue boots?
Or, how about
wearing pink tulle and a tan
with glittered silver pumps finished off with a velvet bow
to make her midnight run
through the enchanted streets of PARIS
back to her hUmBle cottage
more fitting for today's PRINCESS on the RUN.
Now in this frock, Snow White would appear a bit garish
But a more subtle TEXTURE like BLACK VELVET and RAVEN LOCKS would highlight that alabaster skin.
So my friends, as I bide my time in THE WAITING ROOM OF LIFE, I am discovering my childhood pass-time of illustrating once again, while I look forward to a new white settee
to grace my studio where reflections of white
beckon me to rest
and patiently WAIT.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Rediscover your childhood dreams while YOU wait for that special something. And to see how my HERO Ruben, is going back in time as well, visit his blog, RATTUS SCRIBUS. We are having to go out and buy more sketch pads....
White rooms from the September 2010 issue of Romantic Homes
Original illustrations my Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages ©