Thursday, September 30, 2010

C is For...

C is for Color...

Basic color schemes

With colors you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can use color to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right color scheme, you can
create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility, or you can convey an image of playful youthfulness. Color can be your most powerful design element if you learn to use it effectively.

Colors affect us in numerous ways, both mentally and physically. A strong red color has been shown to raise the blood pressure, while a blue color has a calming effect.

Being able to use colors consciously and harmoniously can help you create spectacular results.

The color wheel or color circle is the basic tool for combining colors. The first circular color diagram was designed by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666.

The color wheel is designed so that virtually any colors you pick from it will look
good together. Over the years, many variations of the basic design have been made, but the most common version is a wheel of 12 colors based on the ROYGBIV (or artistic) color model.

Traditionally, there are a number of color combinations that are considered especially pleasing. These are called color harmonies or color chords and they consist of two or more colors with a fixed relation in the color wheel.

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Classic Camel Vest by Tara Jo Manning that I am knitting for my Sweetheart Joe.

C is for...
Cerisara by Bonnie Marie Burns that I am knitting For ME in Louisa Harding Kashmir DK.

C is for Cosy...

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Citrine earrings
on Etsy.

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe


* 1 head of cauliflower
* 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and coarsely minced
* Lemon juice from half a lemon
* Olive oil
* Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
* Parmesan cheese


1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut cauliflower into florets and put in a single layer in an oven-proof baking dish. Toss in the garlic. Sprinkle lemon juice over cauliflower and drizzle each piece with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the oven hasn't reached 400°F yet, set aside until it has.

2 Place casserole in the hot oven, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown. Test with a fork for desired doneness. Fork tines should be able to easily pierce the cauliflower. Remove from oven and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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