Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday Hues: Sea Side Color Inspiration

I have big news today! Since I missed last week's post, I'm making today's color inspiration twice as fun! Also, I decided to move the Monday Hues series to my weblog, so if you like receiving a dose of weekly color inspiration, hop on over to my website to view today's full post and update your bookmarks!

~ Dio

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Hues: Fish In a Pond

Beat the Monday blues with the Monday Hues! Today's color inspiration comes from fish joyously swimming around in the pond at the La Quinta Civic Center Park.

~ Dio

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday Hues: Pink Carnation

Monday Hues: Closeup of a Pink Carnation

Red Robin was giving out pink carnations to all moms dining at the restaurant on Mother's more

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday Hues: Theater Stage Lighting

Today's color inspiration comes from the McCallum Theatre stage, during the Open Call talent competition dress rehearsal. As always, the lighting was absolutely phenomenal! There were so many acts I enjoyed, but The Yip Yops were one of my favorites. They totally livened up the room with their energy.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Hues: Pink Florals

Today's Monday Hues come from a beautiful floral arrangement that sat on my kitchen table all through the weekend. Hope today's color inspiration livens up your day, the same way the actual flowers livened up my home.
color swatches

~ Dio

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Hues: Vivid Spring Colors

Color inspiration from a handmade gift enclosure
Today's color inspiration comes from a handmade gift enclosure I created a couple of years ago. I am big on recycling, especially when it comes to beautiful paper. I have boxes filled with scraps from back when I had my custom invitation studio. I saved every bit of usable stock and up to this day I continue to give them new life as I pair them up with other complimentary paper bits and embellishments to create tiny little treasures in the form of gift tags and gift enclosures.
~ Dio

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Color Inspiration

Often times when I sit at my drawing table and bring out all my markers, I feel overwhelmed. So many colors to choose from, which ones should I use? Well, little by little through the Monday Hues collection, I am building a library of color swatches, a "go-to" place that can be accessed anywhere via internet, not only by me, but by my readers as well to solve this problem.As the weeks go by and my library continues to grow, I'm hoping that the Monday Hues not only help you chase the Monday blues away, but also inspire you to play with these color combinations in your wardrobe, your next party, social event, or the next time you need a little color inspiration for your a craft or home decor project.
With all that said, I present to you a non-traditional Easter color palette. Colors were picked from a picture I took last year of my daughter, nieces and nephews coloring their Easter eggs.
Enjoy, my friends, and have a beautiful week filled with inspiration and color all around.