Sunday, May 27, 2012
The furnishings and who is using the space is also important. It will determine the types of materials we use. But then comes the fun part...and that is color selection.
I am inspired by the colors of the sky, which can create such a beautful scheme of different shades and hues of the same color. The garden with the combinations of cool and warm plants, the differing shades of green. Have you ever noticed how green works with every other color? Did you know that it is used in many hospitals because it is such a soothing color?
What about different materials and the way they reflect the light? Metallics, wood, fabric, stone. All wonderful in the the shadow play they provide.
Next time you are considering a new color scheme, think about some of these ideas and how they can change your thoughts on color. Blue is never just blue, just as beige is never just beige!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
How to Live a Beautiful Life: Handling grief and lifes difficulties: This has been an exceptionally difficult week. I am by nature a positive person. I try to find the silver lining, see the bright side,...
This has been an exceptionally difficult week. I am by nature a positive person. I try to find the silver lining, see the bright side, consider everyone's perception of the situation, and find a solution that will work for all.
This week I have encountered a suicide because of a terminal illness, death by cancer, a friends loss of a beloved pet, and feel the dissolution of a close relationship.
I am also suffering a loss of cohesiveness with my work team. A new person was hired who has totally disrupted our entire environment. This person is surly, uncooperative, and definitely not a team player.
I feel totally worn out. I always try to take the high road, and be the person others want to be around. I want to set a good example and learn all I can from the experience of others. But right now, I want to hide under the covers!
I am hoping that having a few days off will give me a new outlook, that the sun will shine for me again. Time in the garden, reading a book, cooking something yummy. All solitary exercises. Do we sometimes just need to be alone to think and discern what direction to go in?