Wearing a bright floral Vera Neumann silk scarf, today's art class in aged care began with a conversation about wearing scarves, what patterns were printed on them and what colours people wore in the 1960's and 70's. The ladies remembered seeing a lot of orange and yellow clothes and home wares, but most said that they preferred to wear more subdued colours like baby blue and dusty pink. One of the ladies laughed when she remembered wearing gold coloured shoes. Today we had a new lady join us who had never painted before. She was a little apprehensive to begin with, but after a good chat about her native Holland and the tulip industry there, she was very happy to paint our bright orange and yellow flowers. The flowers we painted were based on my floral scarf and painted onto a very firm paper that they would later have laminated to use as place mats; a pretty and practical memento of our craft time together.