JUST FOR FUN
A POEM + NEW DESIGNS
As I was wrapping up my latest collection, I found myself so in love with the color palettes that I did not want to say goodbye. So I did what I always do when presented with this problem. I created a simple pattern and allowed myself to play with color. Sometimes it’s stripes, sometimes it’s a little geometric, this time it was polka dots.
I set out to write a brief history of the polka dot to support my little side journey. Suffice to say, it’s a story that’s been told before. A lot. Here are a few notes:
So that was all very interesting, and there is a lot more to it, but I wanted to offer you something different, dear reader. So I present to you this poem created, in full disclosure, but Chat GPT. I feel a bit dirty about that. As if I had cheated on all of mankind by asking artificial intelligence to write a poem for me. It’s a good poem, though, and it made me giggle. So here it is.
Ode to the Polka Dot
Oh, polka dot, how charming you are,
A pattern that never goes too far.
You decorate dresses, scarves, and ties,
And fill the world with cheerful vibes.
Your roundness is so perfectly neat,
A symmetrical joy that can’t be beat.
Your colors, bright and playful, too,
Add a touch of whimsy, through and through.
From vintage dresses of the past,
To modern pieces with a fresh new cast,
You add a pop of fun and flair,
And show the world that you’re aware.
Oh, polka dot, you never fail,
To make us smile and lift the veil.
Of dullness that surrounds our days,
With you, we dance in joyful ways.
So, here’s to you, dear polka dot,
May you never be forgot.
For you bring life and happiness,
And fill our world with loveliness.
How, you may ask, was this bit of brilliance extracted from artificial intelligence? Simple. I logged onto the Chat GPT portal and literally asked “can you write a poem titled ‘Ode to the Polka Dot?'” That’s it. So, now I’m trying to view A.I. as an Artoo Detoo-type entity that is cute and benign and helpful. This way of thinking helps me worry less about our future as useful human beings.
And that is a perfect segue into my Useful Polka Dot collection, created by a human (me) and coming soon to fabric and wallpaper seller near you. I created a slew of color combos. My faves are here.
P.S. – Yes, I was hungry when I named the colors.
a collection of gently tossed polka dots for your enjoyment