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and share some of the 'happy things' I appreciate in daily life.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Love Affair with Blue and Green

If you've been to my online shop lately, you've probably seen some of the beautiful blue-green materials I'm working with. I'm finding that I'm completely infatuated with this color combination! I just can't get enough of it and love, love, love the way designs turn out using these colors in my jewelry pieces. 

It's funny, because I've always considered myself a "warm color" person. Show me a  a warm orange, cheery terracotta or rich rust and I'm hooked. These are always the colors I choose for my clothing, whenever possible. But lately I notice myself falling in love with the cool, crisp allure of blues and greens. The mystical trance of a pristine blue crystal or the mischievous, flirtatious shades of green that tease me, when I see these soft, blue-ish shades. I'm head over heels! The funny thing is that I'm having a horrible time coordinating these wonderful colors in the jewelry, with my clothing! For some reason, when I put a blue or green shirt on and view my reflection, I can't seem to marry the color combo with "me"! I'm determined to embrace my new love though, and simply have enjoyed pairing these colors in my accessories, with jeans and a black sweater or turtleneck, or even gray. When the materials in the jewelry are spectacular and steal the show, it's best that the clothing play a supporting role anyway ... right?!! ;)

Lately I really enjoy wearing blue with black. It's a bit unexpected, but very complementary when the shade of blue is vibrant, or special. And it can be a very crisp and clean pairing, even with the darker shades.

I'm thinking my new love affair might partially be contributed to my boys. I have two of them, ages 7 and 4. Cute? Oh yeah! Rambunctious? OH YEAH! They wear me out! The constant "brotherly love" (which looks more like WWF wrestling most of the time) has me feeling more at home in a black and white striped shirt with a whistle, than any of my past or current favorite color combos! Fashion aside, lately any opportunity for something soothing and calming is greatly appreciated and welcomed with open arms. I even found myself enjoying a little "mini vacation" while waiting in the Elementary school pick up line this afternoon. Since my 4 year old is typically with me for 1st grade pick up, I noticed that today the quiet of my solitary little road trip was a welcome change. As I put my car in "park" once taking my place in the middle of the 1/2 mile long line (I refuse to come 20 minutes early to get a spot in the front of the line, yet don't want to hear the complaining about how LOOOOONG he had to stand there waiting when I'm one of the LAST FEW in line!), I wasn't quite sure what to do with myself in this unexpected few moments of peace! I quickly seized the moment and adjusted the seat to a slightly more relaxing position, then leaned my head back and popped open the top of the Diet Coke can I had thrown in my purse as I dashed out of the house. Ahh. Peace. Quiet. Solitude. Relaxation. ..... Blue-green!

Whether the blue-greens magically transport you from the bank drive through line to a mental vacation ... or you just think the colors are pretty, I hope you enjoy some of these latest designs!

As always, thanks for stopping by and don't miss the new designs I'm adding to the online shop daily this season! http://www.MyHappyThings.etsy.com

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