It doesn’t get more magical than this! The gardens of Roozengaarde in Skagit Valley, Washington. I’m definitely going to be ordering some bulbs from them in the future – check out their website and peruse their gallery images. It’s pretty spectacular, what a magical place.
I need to credit my Aunt and Uncle for these images – they are lucky enough to live nearby and walk the gardens every season. My uncle’s words to describe the gardens and the beautiful people responsible for its creation were, “They are painters, and their paints happen to be tulips and flowers.” He also added, “Van Gogh would have camped out here each Spring”. I completely agree! You know you’re in a special place when Buddhist Monks take selfies.
I’m celebrating LIVING CORAL today! Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year.
For the most part I have LOVED each year’s choice by Pantone (though I was not a big fan of 2002’s True Red – which seemed boring to me, or 2006’s Sand Dollar for the same reason). This year, however, is absolutely NOT boring.
Living Coral 16-1546 is a spectacular hue for today’s transitioning culture and its desire to bring in the ‘Light’ and push out the ‘Dark’. As stated by Pantone “Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment”. It welcomes and encourages lightheared activity and symbolizes our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits. It embodies our desire for playful expression.
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I wanted the kick off the New Year with one of my most favorite things to do – make color palettes. This particular group of luscious colors is a major inspiration to me – I love the creaminess of the hues as they travel from cool to warm with ease. I took this picture at the ’29 Rooms’ Los Angeles exhibit last month – it was in the letters to your inner child room. This broken mirror collage was amazing to stand under and it had a beautiful magical quality to it that created a sense of fantasy and mystery; a perfect sense of being as we enter into another new year of possibilities.
I wish for you magic, wonder, and limitless possibilities in 2019!
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Wishing you Peace, Love & Joy!