Creating Desert Marigolds

desert marigoldYou can’t walk a few feet without seeing one around my neighborhood right now. Their cheerful little heads atop long thin stems bobbing joyfully like little yellow flags in the breeze. They seem to shout out to everyone who passes by, “Hey! Look at me! Wheee!” They are wild and their lives may be short, but together they have the capacity to brighten this dry desert landscape. Their very existence proves that even under the harshest of environments, there is beautiful bubbling life, just waiting for the perfect conditions in which to burst forth. Continue reading

How To See Color More Clearly

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I love living in the desert. I think the desert is amazingly beautiful. Some people look at it and can only see brown. I see brown, but I also see the whole spectrum of the rainbow! Today is National Color Day, and I challenge you to find the full spectrum of a rainbow in your surroundings.

primary wheel ryb secondaryUse the power of complimentary colors to help vitalize a color for you. Complimentary colors are opposite of each other on the color wheel. Here’s a very basic one to give you the idea. Red compliments green, orange compliments blue, and yellow compliments violet. For example, if you are trying to see the green in a rock, stare at something red for thirty seconds. When you bring your gaze back to the rock, the green tones in it will really start to pop! Have fun watching the rainbow unfold before your eyes.

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