Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hilarity and color wheel realness

Wow, I thought the week before Easter was packed into a tiny space even before I go sick, I'm still dealing with the fallout and getting things ready for an upcoming kiddie birthday. Since we last met a lot has happened.
Last Saturday I traveled over to New Jersey to spend the holiday with my family there and had an awesome time. Between my grandmother locking the keys (regular and spare) in the car at the cemetary when we went to visit her parents grave and my dad's, to her accosting a random guy at the cemetary. Dude's like 50 feet or so away and she just yells out "Hey buddy hey pal! Can you help us get into our car?" The fun contnued on into Saturday night when my sister, cousin and I sat down to dye eggs. I was getting all artistic on my eggs with multiple colors, patterns and designs.

So my sister tries to get in on the aristic action too, wanting to make a Christmas-y egg. She dips it in green, lets it dry, then draws a tree in it with the clear crayon. She then dips it in red to make the green tree stand out against the red. Now, most of you should be shaking your head by now and knowing what color her egg came out. It turned brown.
For those who don't know, mini color wheel lesson for you here. Not going to get into complementary colors or any of that, since this is for people wanting to dye eggs creatively. There are three Primary colors, red, blue and yellow. When two of those are mixed together, you get a secondary color. Red and Blue makes purple, Red and yellow make orange, Blue and yellow makes green. When you put these colors together in a circle, you have a beginning color wheel. When the colors are in a circle, look at them closely. Any color that is directly opposite the color you used, do not use. Red and green are opposite in this beginning color wheel, and it will make brown. Whatever you want to call it, chocolate, poo, dirt brown, it's still not very pretty on an egg.
Coming up in the next few days are impressions of my first Rubber Stamping and Papercraft Expo, and a simple how to for setting up baskets, for Easter or any occasion to make what you have to give look nice and pretty.
Adding this in here. With baskets of any kind, what I usually do is organize everything into piles of small to large. The larger items I place in a pleasing manner in where I designate the "back" of the basket. This creates a wall everything else goes up against to show off most of the other goodies in here.

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