Sunday, August 23, 2009

Polka dots and pixels

I like polka dots. They appear in a lot of my projects. They're also in the backgrounds of many of my photos in the shop and here in the blog.
Did you know why they call them 'polka dots'? According to Wikipedia:

Polka dot is a pattern consisting of a series of dots that are equally spaced and sized. Polka dots are most commonly seen on children's clothing, toys, and furniture, but they appear in a wide array of contexts. The pattern rarely appears in formal contexts, however, and is generally confined to more playful attire such as bathing suits. Occasionally white on black regularly spaced polka dots appear on more formal clothing.

While polka dots are ancient, they first became common on clothing in the late nineteenth century in Britain. At the same time polka music was extremely popular and the name was also applied to the pattern, despite no real connection between them.

I like unusual color combinations in my polka dots. Not just the usual black and white. I can hardly pass them up in the scrapbook section or fabric department. They're even on my clothes.
I spent a few hours yesterday trying to make a new banner for the shop. I am definitely not a pro when it comes to computer things. I started again this morning and got something I can live with for now. At least the picture isn't (too?) pixelated and it fits. So I decided to go ahead and make a matching banner for the blog too. What do you think?
Have a happy Sunday : )


Flor Larios Art said...

I like you banner...the soft combination of greens. Love polka dots!

Tali Schiffer said...

Glad I found you on Etsy! Your blog's a fun read and I am happy to be a follower now :)

jenglo said...

So cute! I love it. Thanks for this tidbit of information, too!

artgurl said...

I like the polka dots in your banner! Very cute bag too!

noodle and lou said...

oooh it is super cute! it was so fun to read the definition of polka dots:) you know i am all about the polka dots, so wooohoooo for dots everywhere:):)

happy weekend andrea! xox..jenn

Rebekka said...

I think it's precious! I love polka dots too :)

Julie said...

Interesting...who woulda thunk?! I love your newer pieces in your etsy sweet! : )

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