Kiss Me Red


Etsy Picks: Kiss Me Red

Kiss Me Red

Bright, candy apple red lipstick is a trend that comes and goes. Although true red is a tough color for many people to wear – it requires a certain kind of complexion to look just right – it is still the iconic cosmetic color. If someone asked you to draw a picture of a lipstick on a dresser, what color would the makeup be? Chances are, you would reach for the red crayon, rather than pink or peach.

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Nature Walk: Scotch Broom


Scotch Broom, originally uploaded by The Sage’s Cupboard.

Even terrible things can be beautiful. Scotch Broom is an awful culprit for hay fever, which for some is bad enough. It is also an invasive species in British Columbia. It not only chokes out other plants, including young trees, but also increases the risk and intensity of wildfire in rural areas.

But what a great yellow!

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Magenta Magic


Etsy Picks: Magenta Magic

Magenta Magic

Right at this very moment, art teachers are telling children about the three primary colors.  And they’re getting it wrong.

Have you ever tried to mix red, yellow or blue paints?  It never works out as intended.  Red and yellow don’t make that crayon-perfect pumpkin orange.  It’s because the primary colors you need are magenta, yellow and cyan.

Magenta is what you would get if you mixed red with blue and white.  To make a perfect orange paint, you need a hint of pale blue!

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Why so blue, Mr. Frog?


Blue Tree Frog by Marv

Blue Tree frog
Photo Credit: Marv!.

Here is another great example of nature trumping all of us with her amazing use of color. The stunning blue dart frog is stranger than fiction – something so beautiful it has to be real.

What’s the most beautiful blue you’ve ever seen?

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