Terri here. No, I haven't been out drinking! But the colorful little umbrellas that I'm sharing with you today are something you normally find in a yummy and thirst-quenching beverage.
Throughout my childhood, I collected these fun little drink decorations. It's one of the few things I collected that I still have today. My entire collection, which isn't large, is shown above. Many of these are 30 to 40 years old I suppose. And some of them are quite faded.
I know these little umbrellas don't offer much protection as far as shelter goes (well maybe to a bug), but imagine what they would be like if they were life size. They'd be very beautiful all lined up on a lovely beach, sheltering our bodies from the sunshine.
The jar below is where I store my little parasol collection. I don't add to my collection, mainly because I don't have any more room in my jar.
I was browsing through my sketchbooks and came across two drawings I did within the past few years that include an umbrella. They were originally sketched in pencil so it was somewhat difficult to get a decent photo of them.
In this last photo, I played with them in Photoshop, overlaying an image of one of my decorative umbrellas over the top of the sketch. I then added some other filters and color adjustments.