Happy Earth Day!

I have not literally tended my garden yet this year. I do love to plant flowers. Who can resist all those colors?

In honor of Earth Day, I’m posting photos of the lovely things in my garden that have come back to visit me this year without any coaxing.

Petunias

Petunias

Petunias will forever remind me of my mother. These happen to be supertunias! Soon they will take over the whole bed!

 

I don’t remember what these are. Some kind of phlox? Anybody know?

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Phlox

Go dig in the dirt today, look for a four leaf clover or just stop to smell the roses.

Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

 

 

Color Quiz

I have found a compelling combination of my fascination with color and my psychology degree in this fun little color quiz.

Both times that I have taken it, the results were eerily accurate. Have fun finding out what your color choices say about you. We won’t judge! Color quiz here

Lack of Restraint

This is what I did today when I should have been doing something else.  I needed to loosen up, exercise lack of restraint, blow off some steam, let go of the expectations, parameters, and requirements. I could go on. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that my massage therapist broke his hand and has been rehabilitating for the last six weeks. Hi, Robert!  Hope you’re getting better!

Wild Thang

Unrestrained acrylic on canvas

There are some moments in this painting that make me positively giddy!

Giddy Moment

giddy moment

What do you do to blow off steam creatively?

Cabinet Trends part 2: Unhinged

At the risk of going the way of most sequels, I felt the need to address a cabinet trend that few are talking about. My friend, Ande, calls it the cream with chocolate glaze finish. Anything that sounds like food can’t be bad, can it?

This trend has been around for (I’m guessing) at least ten years and is still going strong. You most likely won’t see it in the latest decor magazines or websites. But it works in so many kitchens and is very versatile. Who am I to judge?

Let me ‘splain.  The cabinet is painted with a cream, off-white, ecru, linen colored base coat. Believe me, I didn’t even scratch the surface of possible names for this color. Then it is glazed with a much darker brown color. Sometimes the glaze is an all over glaze and sometimes it is just in the grooves. I can get on board with anything that involves a groove.

Off white base, dark brown grooves

Off white base, dark brown grooves

Off white base, all over dark brown glaze

Off white base, all over dark brown glaze

The all over glaze can be varying degrees of a light or heavy application.

Remember these?

Beautiful off white cabinets with dark brown glaze

Beautiful off white cabinets with dark brown glaze

These beauties below went out on a limb and are sporting a dark gray glaze.

Beautiful off white cabinets with dark gray glaze

Beautiful off white cabinets with dark gray glaze

This finish will not disappoint and seems to have stood the test of time.

Not all kitchens can pull off this look; nor should they.

Dance break!

Dance break!

So contact Atmospheres if you want to invoke thoughts of cream and chocolate every time you walk into your kitchen!