This year is going to be awesome! You know why? It's a green year. Pantone has claimed Emerald to be the color of the year. Now, I must take a color snob moment and make a disclaimer that I actually think Pantone usually is a year late in their color declarations, and at least a few shades off. However, green is my color! So I am going to ignore my forementioned snobbery and jump for joy that my (it can be yours too) color is the shade of the year.
Now, as I mentioned, I think they are a few shades off. I think the real color that is winner at the moment is Jasper Green. Ooohh.. Jasper. I was playing around with my watercolor palette a few weeks ago because I realized I had too many greens that were very similar in shade. I tested them out, playing around with different combos and found Jasper to be the winner of the moment for me.
If you google Jasper Green, you will probably end up with a lot of different shades. There isn't really a standardized color system going on out there, which can make it really tricky when buying art supplies. I happen to have two "Cadmium Orange" colors in my watercolor palette because they are waaayy different colors.
My Jasper green is a clear, deep green with a blue undertone, just enough to make it not Emerald but not quite to turquoise. Yep, that's the green sweet spot.
I've been doing some painting exercises.. trying to minimize brush strokes to ovoid over working things, but I don't have that lightness yet that makes it look as though the paint just fell onto the paper and landed all beautiful-like. That's why they call it practice I 'spose.
When I was searching Jasper Green, I found these awesome messenger bags via SwankySwans. I just wish you could see the inside of the bag. bummer
Little announcement - I am soon going to be switching blogging hosts. Typepad has been good to me, but I am finding more and more road blocks in the direction I would like to take my blog and have finally decided to move to Wordpress. Unfortunately, I didn't buy my blog domain when I started up, so I am going to have to change it completely and won't be able to redirect readers automatically. (At least as far as I understand.) So, I want to make my first few weeks in the new spot extra great to help get everyone used to the new space. It's going to be great, assuming I figure out these coding issues (not my thang at all.) Would anyone like to join forces with me to make my new blog launch great? If you have a tutorial, project, recipe, inspirational story etc.. that you would like to share, please reach out to me! I won't be going live with this blog for a little while, but the cogs are turning on it.