Photo Credits: 1) Grant Hutchinson, 2) Jon Bauer, 3) Steve Koo, 4) John Mueller, 5) Kasey Hachler, 6) NapaneeGal
Welcome to the first weekly post of Color Stories! So excited to be sharing inspiration, color and story with you.
Inspiration: The all American holiday of Independence and Red, White & Blue
Color: Traditional Red, White & Blue
Story: Commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail: “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” Source = Wikipedia.
First Friday winners!
Thanks to all the great comments about color in this months First Friday. The lucky winners are as follows:
1) Winner of the Color Book is comment number 2: Lori
2) Winner of the spot on my upcoming “Color Stories” e-course for you and a friend is comment number 10: Kristin Hyde.
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Lovely patriotic color story Louise! I am delving into my own color bliss over here. Having so much fun.
Louise, what a wonderful choice for this most American of American holidays! A great way to inspire pride and patriotism, especially at a time when the U.S. as a whole seems so pessimistic and divided!