Friday, October 21, 2011

An Autumn Color Palette Blog Walk! Inspired by Joy...



Guess what time it is, People? It's time for another Color Palette Blog Walk! It's hosted by the inspirational Brandi at Brandigirl Blog. Woot woot! This time the inspiration is "What Brings You Joy?"


The first two color palettes were ones that I created from photos I took on my recent trip to California. (So obvious, I shouldn't have to tell you.) These are definitely coastal Northern California colors. Subdued, warm, earthy. The place where my joy is close to the surface.





This last one is a reminder to get ready for winter! (If you're a squirrel.) Autumn has become my favorite season the east coast. It definitely gives me joy to walk outside and feel the crisp air and see the amazing autumnal colors burst forth from the trees. Collecting acorns has become a new pastime inspired by my love of nature walks and this lovely season. I like how the texture for the color swatches turned out! They remind me of the striping on the acorns.




Check out what the other bloggers have created, too... they are a whole lot of creative talent all on one blog tour! I hope you liked my color palettes, and I hope you take a look at what's happening on the rest of the walk... take a hop, skip and a jump over to...



12 comments:

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Oh - I want to go to N. California to see the tide pools in person… Your photo & color palette are so wonderful! And I'm here on the East Coast US (Delaware) and we've got autumn stepping up to the plate. Just waiting for our first frost (with camera at the ready! Great post & palettes!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh! Those acorns are just AWESOME! I have a whole bunch of them from Michigan. I think that I might get a big vase and start putting them in there because the colors are divine. Thanks for sharing a bit of your joy with us today!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Brandi said...

You know I'm always up for your color palettes, right? The Northern California ones make me want to go visit! It just occurred to me that I've never been to NorCal - it's always LA for me, and I think I may be missing out (I'm missing out, aren't I?).

And how fabulous are those acorns? Like I said yesterday, I love seeing photos from your walks around your neighborhood. Not to make every other place in the world jealous, but I think the place that does autumn the best is the East Coast. Between the leaves turning and the colors and the architecture, yeah, I think Autumn is best by you!

Thanks so much for participating, Shari!

Cynthia@OrnamentalStyle said...

Hi, Shari. Thanks so much for visiting my blog hop and commenting. I see that you have cats, too. Aren't they just the best? Your color palettes are just lovely. The first photo is very intriguing--trying to discover what's under the surface. And who doesn't love beach scenes. I'm on the coast of Florida! And yes, the texture on the palette with the acorns does resemble the markings on the acorns.

Cindy said...

Hi Shari! I enjoyed your color palette shots! The one of the tidepool reminds me of my days living in Monterey. And the sweet little acorns... I have my own squirrel (nut collector) - my 3 year old! He gathered a huge pile the other day and left them on our front porch...only to find they were gone the next day (taken by our neighborhood squirrels!).
I enjoyed your rain walk too - more great photos and a really neat perspective.

Linda Landig said...

I love every one of your photos. I live on the Washington State coast and I love the tide pools too. That's a big sea anemone down there and it makes a great color palette! The acorns are delightful too!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Oh nature is so inspiring Shari!
Acorns are so cute, i think!
well, they ARE!

Jenni said...

I enjoyed your earthy palette choices but love the acorns with their stripes and the colors in it's palette. I have had a look at your blog and enjoyed the walk through your neighborhood, too.
Jenni ( from down under)

ejorpin said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the second palette, and the photo! So beautiful and peaceful...the beach seems to be coming up a lot on this blog walk I've noticed.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet shari, this is soo inspiring and beautiful!! I love how you combined your gorgeous photos with fall color inspiration! Awesome! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Terriaw said...

yippee, I love the color palette blog walk! Love the palettes you are sharing today. Definitely want to try this with some of my Autumn pictures.

Lori Anderson said...

I'm particularly fond of the acorn palette -- it reminds me of acorn hunts with Zack!

Well done!

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