Nat King Cole sang a song SMILE. I have lots of reasons to do so this week, regardless. But this week's smile is about a simple repair. And it gives me the opportunity to talk about smiles in portraits. I don't like them. I know some famous artists have painted people with their mouths open, but I say one should save the big smiles for the casual photographs. I want a portrait to capture a thoughtful mood.
In this journal quilt you can spot the new wheels, the fibrillating hearts, the emotions of a wonderful weekend watching grandchildren's faces light up with smiles when they saw the roof of the car rise up into the air and fold down...and the dog's excitement as his ears flapped in the wind.