Need a little mental break right now? I’ve got just the cure … macarons.
Check out this amazing TCX color palette I’ve been working with this past week. I took this pic last summer in Hawaii where there is an amazing shop selling these magical beasts (See La Tour Cafe … I just saw you can order their macarons online!). I figured a little color splash would be a nice treat today – if I can’t have the actual cookies at the moment.
FYI – to my designer friends, if you’re new to working on textile designs the TCX palettes are a little different than the coated or uncoated pantones we typically use for print so it’s fun to create palettes for different substrates. See Pantone Connect and get a little ‘mad scientist’ with textile color!
fun with color
(be sure to check out all my color palettes on Pinterest)
Over the summer I was able to go to Hawaii to visit family and while there we had the amazing opportunity to walk the Pow! Wow! Exhibit at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. If you ever have the chance to go – you MUST! The colors and artistry are overwhelming and inspiring, with something amazing and new around each corner. You also will love seeing the other Pow! Wow! street art in Honolulu. To learn more and see where other exhibits are – check out their website.
This color palette is taken from the mesmerizing wall mural by artist Andrew Schoultz (see @aschoultz on Instagram). I think I stood staring at this piece from all angles for a good 20 minutes.
Chris Nikic did not walk until he was 4 years old, but this past November he became an Ironman. The 21-year-old and his father developed the ‘1% better challenge’ to improve a bit each day and help others do the same. In May, Nikic completed a half Ironman, his next goal was the big one. Persevering despite a fall from his bike and an ant attack, Nikic finished the 140.6 mile race in 16 hours 46 minutes-9 seconds, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon.
Be Kind . Be Grace . Help Others . Give from the Heart
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
After Learning to Code at 81, She Made a Game for Fellow Seniors
Great Big Story
Three years ago, Masako Wakamiya noticed the lack of fun game apps for senior citizens and created her own at the age of 81. It’s called Hinadan, and it’s inspired by a traditional Japanese doll festival. Great Big Story met Wakamiya, now 84, in Kanagawa, Japan, and learned how this self professed ‘IT evangelist and digital creator’ is empowering other senior citizens to make the most of technology.
On a personal note this woman is my HERO! I’m currently diving into some new tech and coding education and I am taking her story as a complete inspiration!
Be Kind . Be Grace . Inspire Others . Live by Example