Pink–it’s magical. The soft fresh blooms on trees still shivering in icy weather. The color of clouds reflecting the last glimpse of the sun at evening. Pink is pretty, and pretty is pink!
Edgar Degas so obligingly captured this most wonderful of hues in some of his paintings. I’m not sure why pink was so predominant in the world of ballet. Maybe it’s because the color has always been associated with the feminine gender and the feminine form. Frankly, I think it makes humans of all genders look happy.
A few months ago Kathy Ibrahim, one of our friends on Instagram (@kasiaizabella), was pondering door colors for her white shed. We piped in with a few ideas from the She Shades line, including Cherry Blossom. That’s the one she selected and, well, the result is pretty nice. Emphasis on pretty. She Shades are chalk-based but they are formulated for exterior use; they don’t need a wax finish.
So you probably know how nutty we are about footstools by now. Here’s a darling little number rescued from a flea market last spring. The base is painted with (you guessed it) Cherry Blossom and after a quick recover of the top, it blossomed! We brought it to the Flying Miz Daisy show and it sold within a few minutes to a woman who is a child and baby photographer. Perfect prop, don’t you think? We’re keeping an eye out for other pieces to make over with Cherry Blossom.
The color of tree, and sky, and ballet, and happy.