Wednesday, October 5, 2011

She Wore Blue Velvet

Color Spotlight - Blue

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect.

Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Red is the Color that My Baby Wore

Red is the color of fire and blood, red holds associations with danger, power and strength as well as love and passion. Red is seen everywhere as a symbol of love, as is proof by Valentines day decor.

Red is a very emotionally intense color, physically, red excites the viewer. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage.

Variations on red and what they mean:

Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.
Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.
Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's not easy being green, but it sure is beautiful!

In honor of our daughter Aisling, who was born in May, I have uploaded 3 new pieces to the etsy shop.
Emerald is May's birthstone, and May is well into spring, everything around has turned it's fullest green.

Did you know that in Celtic culture, green clothing was avoided as it was considered the color of the fairies?

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green is associated with
money and progress. Green Means Go!

I also recently read that it is the most restful color for the human eye and it can improve vision.

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
Olive green is the traditional color of peace.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jan 24, 2011

I have become really fascinated with the new person in my belly.

She's moving enough to be felt on a regular basis and has started to actually make my stomach move on it's own.

It is a strange sensation to feel her then see her actually affect her surroundings. There is almost a little disconnect in the feeling and seeing the outside move.

She still goes quiet as soon as she hears her dad's voice, so I haven't been able to show Mathew yet.
He's convinced she doesn't like him, which we all know isn't true. I think she stops to listen to his voice.

January 23, 2011

After an emotional day yesterday, today was about comfort food.

We went to lunch with Adam & Shabnam at Olive Garden, then went to go see Green Lantern (3d)

A big bowl of pasta in cream always seems to make me feel better... Just can't do that too often or I'll start to look like a big bowl of pasta :)

The movie was cute, not sure it was worth seeing in 3d. There were some cartoon graphics in the credits that looked AMAZING in 3d but the movie as a whole didn't need it.

I suck at blogging Jan 22, 2011

So I have come to the conclusion that I totally suck at blogging.

Today we drove up to Vista to look at an apartment closer to my office. We need to move so that when I go back to work after the baby is born I am not commuting 2 hours out of my day. I don't mind commuting but when I think about having a baby, spending 2 hours away from her just sitting in a car every day just seems like a waste.

Our place in Hillcrest is great. I hate to leave but it isn't big enough to have more than one person over at a time and it seems our group of friends has migrated from going out to meet up to staying in and meeting up. Not surprising, but way less convenient. We have to wait until there is an invite since we can't really have anyone over at our place.

So onward to living far away again. I am not too worried that we will see people any less, in fact we may end up seeing people more this way.

Well the apartment is exactly what we want - and end unit with a private balcony, 15 min from work, with a washer/dryer. The catch, yes there is always a catch, it is available NOW, and we can't move until 2/15. They refuse to hold it that long. sigh... whatever will be, will be.

After the apartment we went to the lovely Stella's 2nd birthday. It sucks, because we really love seeing Stella and her parents but she is the same age as Ethan was when he passed away, so it is always emotionally draining for Mathew to see her. He slept for 3 hours when we got home tonight. I think it being a birthday party with several 2 year olds made it worse. Next time we'll try to hang out with just the 1 child around, it should be easier. It is pretty awesome for me to see her getting so big. heck I remember holding her at a tiny 5 weeks old. :)