|Brocante in the Barossa's Colour Wall Display|
As the business itself and its infrastructure are getting set up, I am turning my thoughts to creative directions. So a few little forays into some musings here.
I am particularly loving being surrounded by colour, and exploring colours of the Chalk Paint (decorative paint) by Annie Sloan that we sell. It is pretty amazing as a product and I love that customers buying it are happy using it and come back so happy with what they can and have done with it too. That is tremendously uplifting. One of the really fun things I get to do is advise on colours. And mix colours. And help customers choose colours that will suit the project they have in mind, or a room they want to use it, or that they just love. I guess I feel happily obsessed with colours !
|timber spoons in blues & greens, L to R|
Antibes Green, Florence, Provence,
Duck Egg, Aubusson Blue, Greek Blue,
and Louis Blue
So before a short business travel, leaving the shop in good hands for the week, I created some cute vignettes of colours from the Chalk Paint range. I have been using little timber spoons I bought a couple months ago and I painted each in one of the 30 colours of the range. A note about painting spoons: Until I did the first one (and while standing there holding it covered in wet paint), I did not realise how I might be letting the paint on them dry ! Hmmmm....what to do. Well, Ian to the rescue--he drilled a small hole in each handle and I slide that over an S-hook to let the paint dry.
|.Colours on spoons, L to R: Arles, Napoleonic Blue, Greek|
Blue, Louis Blue, and Old White Chalk Paint.
Just on the upper right, a palette that speaks of clear sunny days and blue skies, all bright cheer. Inspired by and against a backdrop of a dark blue dresser we painted in Napoleonic Blue and finished with clear and dark waxes. On it is an arrangement of yellow, blue, and white ceramics and vintage ginger jars.
|Spoons show colours, top to|
bottom: Versailles, Chateau Grey,
Emperor's Silk, Scandanavian Pink,
Antoinette, Paloma, and Emile.
|Colours top to bottom: Old|
White, Florence, Provence,
Duck Egg, Barcelona Orange
Soon I will need to find something else to paint up to add to the in shops samples. I have to find 30 of whatever it is going to be....and reasonable size. If not spoons, then what ?!