Friday, September 16, 2011



All textile designs © Jennifer Parry Dodge 2011

Going through some old stuff yesterday, I came across a box of my grandfather's crayons. I forgot I had these.

He wrote his name on the box and on each crayon.


It looks like red was his favorite color.
How strange that they are still here-something that seems pretty ephemeral--a crayon...and he is not.

Also found this book of Japanese "self- blending" watercolors.

More ERMIE textiles for Fall.


Heather Taylor said...

really love them. so beautiful!

lamina @ do a bit said...

Wow.. how amazing that you have those very treasured crayons.. they are beautiful :)

Belinda [simple things] said...

I love how your grandfather wrote his name on every crayon. How sweet.

I love looking through little things of my grandfather's that I have kept. They all say something about the person that he was and I feel a connection with him when I look at and handle them.

I like that deep blue/green fabric in the 5th photo. It looks peaceful, almost like the ripples created by a water droplet.

Jocy said...

Beautiful textiles. And what a lovely discovery. I love that he wrote his name on each and every crayon.

ilana kohn said...

so excited for those new textiles!!!

Jennifer said...

That second-to-last photo is getting me even more excited for your new collection... the colors, the patterns are truly gorgeous!

Janis said...

It must be moving to hold your grandfathers crayons in your hand. They're so worn and little...amazing they lasted so long (love).

!Beautiful textiles Jennifer - yeah!

P R I M O E Z A said...

love these.