I was walking to the bus stop on 14th st at the famous Union Square area and lo & behold I encounter this. I’m not sure what this was all about but it looked pretty darn interesting. Is it an art piece? Is it a statement on recycling? Not sure but the guy who is buried in the pile of cans looked pretty determined. He made himself fall into this bean bag made out of cans and behaved as if he was swimming in it. You never know what you may run into in the Big Apple…..
So I’m revisiting my academic painting project. I created a “controlled palette” which is very helpful in working with colors “a la Munsell” style. My earlier post went over making the Neutrals from 1-9. From here, I developed my controlled palette which comes from these colors. What is a controlled palette? Well…it’s a way of controlling your color values when working with paint. Each color/hue has a value from 1-9. The palette makes it easier for you to keep these values organized no matter what color/hue you are using. Again this idea is not original, it comes from Frank Covino. I decided to make the palette myself because I like working w/ my hands and it was a challenge. So this is what i used:
Medium weight cardboard 24″x12″,
The neutral greys value 1-9
Clear plastic/ acetate sheets
I drew lines (in pencil) on the cardboard to divide the columns that I will use to apply the grey color. I numbered it from B (Black) 1-9, and W (white). The neutral greys are applied on the columns and I put clear acetate sheet over the palette when the paint is fully dried. Then I used clear tape to seal the edges. Now when you use paint, you can put it on top of the palette and when you’re done, you can easily wipe it off because of the acetate protecting it. Voila! Done! This is only the first step in my project. More to come…
Could this be my perfect summer scent? Perhaps! Summer is upon us and I’ve been looking for a nice soft scent. Yvresse is great for Fall/Winter but it can be a little overpowering in the heat, so I needed something lighter & soapy. For me I love soapy scents, so fresh and simple! Why not have that in a bottle? After doing some research I found this Eau de Cologne from a line called Santa Maria Novella. The name of this particular scent is Muschio Oro, which translates to “Gold Musk”. Now this scent is not a deep heavy musk. It’s more of a lighter soapy white musk smell. After a few minutes, the scent turns into this soft, powdery, dreamy veil of goodness! Great for summer, smells like clean soapy skin. Give it a try.