The Big Creative Reveal

The Big Creative Reveal

Boy do I have a treat for you! I have been working with some very wonderful & talented people to bring you a shot of creative juice next week! YUMMY, just what we need! Tasty creative juice! During the holiday season our creativity is challenged, we need to be organized, want things to look pretty, and want to be inspired to make the most of our holidays and (for some of you) your creative businesses.

Well, I think I have just the perfect week planned starting next Monday. In addition to the real life party I just found out I am hosting in two weeks (eek!), we are going to get festive here again on my blog. Yep! Two marvelous ladies from a fabulous shop are whipping up some gift wrapping ideas you are going to love.

And to make it into a party (What? Who me? No, I don’t have to make everything a party! Alright, yes I do) there is a prize involved. But, wait, there’s more. Just to make sure we feel super festive all week, we’ve invited some other women to contribute to inspiring us with their own creative ideas and spaces. There will be no shortage of creative inspiration of all sorts flowing next week.

Now, you know me. I make things up as I go along. So really, I can’t tell you exactly how this is all going to work. But I can tell you that if you stay tuned, you’ll be the first to know. I’ll update you as soon as thoughts come to mind. And I’ll reveal the shop soon, because I believe the prize photo will be posted on Wednesday! Stay tuned, my little chickadees!

Happy Monday!

Choosing A Color Palette

Choosing A Color Palette

I have been having some fun! No, I haven’t been doing my Christmas decorating like many of you (but I did gather up some inspiration photos for those of you who are decorating already, you can find it here). I really wanted to get my holiday stuff out, but instead of getting my boxes down from the attic my husband decided to clean out the garage. What? He hasn’t cleaned the garage in about four years! Sigh. Oh well. You must take advantage of their motivation to organize, so I guess we will postpone decorating day. I didn’t want to go in the attic alone, you never know what critters might be in there.

Meanwhile, I found a nifty gadget via my new friend Pam from Housemartin blog and soon to be shop Ink & Peat. It is a color palette generator. And I thought some of you might enjoy it too. I’ll do a little demonstration in a minute.

I have also been wanting to share some really beautiful nature photos with you all from another new friend Paula at Neutral Dwelling. Do pay her a visit sometime and tell her how beautiful her photos are, she is a very sweet person and has a great blog, too! I had mentioned at one point that I really needed to get some fungi on my blog, because if you are really hip (which I am not so much) you like fungi in decorating. I didn’t want to be left out of the fungi group. I have learned about fungi decorating from my other friend Vanessa. She always has the best fungi. Anyways, Paula came to the fungi rescue and sent me these beautiful photos to share! So, now, I too have fungi. Thanks Paula! I’m so hip!

 

Choosing A Color Palette

Choosing A Color Palette

I think these photos are beautiful, nature is always so inspiring. Selecting colors from nature can be a great way to choose a color palette. God did such a nice job with His colors, no? We can learn a lot by studying how color works in nature.

For those of you ready to choose a color scheme for a room, website, or are wanting to try something new with your holiday colors, you can use a color generator tool to help in the sometimes daunting process. You just plug in the url of any photo you love and it will give you a complementary color palette. From there you could choose room colors, fabrics, or even holiday decorations that would be inspired by your favorite photo.

To tie in the fungi, just for fun, let’s use it as a basis for a color palette. To demonstrate, check this out! You’ll have to go to the color generator website to try it for yourself, but here is my attempt. If I loved fungi, I could plug in the following photo and voila, a color palette emerges (actually two, one is dull and one is more vibrant). That way you can have rooms that are inspired by things you love!

Choosing A Color Palette
dull
Choosing A Color Palette #443333
Choosing A Color Palette #996666
Choosing A Color Palette #bbaa66
Choosing A Color Palette #ccccaa
Choosing A Color Palette #887788
vibrant
Choosing A Color Palette #553322
Choosing A Color Palette #cc4433
Choosing A Color Palette #eeaa11
Choosing A Color Palette #ffeeaa
Choosing A Color Palette #aa88aa

Isn’t that cool? It is just plain fun. Here are some other internet sites that are helpful to use in choosing color schemes, understanding the psychology of color, emotion associated with color, and other interesting paint and color tidbits.

www.colorschemer.com

www.behr.com

www.paintquality.com

www.colormatters.com

www.colourlovers.com

Colourlovers.com was really fun. They had some beautiful bird photos people had submitted and made color schemes for. Check this one out:

 

Choosing A Color Palette

Choosing A Color Palette

I believe this bird photo is also part of a flickr set from Dailyville

Isn’t that bird gorgeous? There were tons of color schemes made from birds. They were just stunning to look at. I love birds. And fungi. All the cool stuff God made.Fungi photos used by permission. Copyright Neutral Dwelling.

Choosing A Color Palette
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