Monthly Archives: May 2011


The lovely August Empress led me to this delightful little ‘colorscope’ from Paper Source. Since it was a fun take on a ‘color topic’ which was the theme of the earlier blog post I thought I’d share it with you. It’s downloadable here.

Color my Business

I’ve had some pretty soul-sucking debates with clients who seem adamant that day-glo orange is the way to go for their brand, or a particularly eye-searing shade of red is just perfect for their brochure – umm, readability anyone?

Colors have their own psychology and a little awareness of this fact can go a long way with creating a brand experience that is lasting and a genuine reflection of your business.

I’m hoping to collect some articles on and around the subject so do check back on this post as it develops. For now, some gentle nudging.

Design Crowd has this great article on color palettes suitable for various organizational personalities – do check it out: Business Color Palettes – How to Create a Color Palette that Reflects Your Business.

Tina Zennand also has an article on a related topic: Colors in Web Design: Choosing the Right Combination for Your Website, and she shares some great examples of color use.

Also, if in a bind for color palette inspiration, check out Kuler for some ideas.


It seems strange not to have any sign of my pack on the blog – this is being rectified right away. Starting with the lovely Ms.June, Handsome Henry and my ever faithful Ollie.

Coming soon: Lily.

The Octopus

Attenborough is on Eden so…..

The Octopus 
by Ogden Nash

Tell me, O Octopus, I begs
Is those things arms, or is they legs?
I marvel at thee, Octopus;
If I were thou, I’d call me Us.
Grunge Bokeh texture courtesy of Digital Yard Sale.

Nature Weeps for Gladness

An anonymous quote –

Blue Tit

Oh, I’m trying so hard to stay away from bad puns in this post. But these little fellas are my husbands favorite garden visitors. So this one’s for him.

I was never a big bird fan, or ‘twitcher’ but being in Britain seems to require some twitching. So stay tuned for more from the garden. In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy it and feel free to share (a link back/acknowledgment would be great if you can be bothered – drop me an email if you want the files to play with yourself).

Today’s Fuzzy Moment of Zen

Ode to Summer

Summer Approaches