What does the color turquoise make me think of, asks Belinda on Wednesday Stampers this week…
I have a very clear and lucid memory of a wonderful American Indian piece of jewelry hanging around my English highschool teacher’s neck in the mid-seventies. Yes, it’s that long ago that I went to highschool 🙂 I was in awe and told my parents I wanted one looking just like that for my birthday; but I think my parents could not find one since the teacher had probably brought it directly from a trip to the US … and the world was less globalized back then. It was a simple strand of silver tubes with intermittent turquoise pearls and – that’s what made it special to me – awesome little turquoise birds in between the silver / pearl parts. And it may be the fact that I never got one for myself that makes me remember it now. Who knows, if my parents had found it, and given it to me, if I wouldn’t have forgotten all about it? But wishing for it made it especially precious.
So, when I think of turquoise, this is what comes to my mind.
Here’s a tribute to those turquoise birds, the way I remember them:
Mixed media collage on canvas board, stamps are Zettiology and Inkadinkadoo; acrylics, oil pastels, my own textured paper, and computer generated text.