Vol-049-B Series [Premo Sculpey]
1B: Fresh Spring Grass
2B: Golf Greens
3B: Blue Grass
4B: New Shoot
Life here on this planet with all its complicated twists and turns, ups and downs, joys and sorrows… has an incredible simplicity, when it comes right down to it. A new life is born, flourishes and fades away… only for new life to spring forth again in its place.
As many of you already know from last week’s Brandy Rose Color post, Doug’s dad had terminal cancer. Now as a family, we are faced with the sad process of having to let him move on from his life here on earth.
On Thursday, May 17th Erv passed away, with his wife Harriet, son Doug, myself and his grandchildren Willow and Fisher by his side. It was a loving and peaceful experience, the kind that changes your life forever.
Erv died in the same hospital his Daughter Heidi and his Grandson Fisher were born. This very building holds great joy and great sorrow… for not just our family but for many families, as that is the nature of life. A never ending circle of birth, growth and death. A journey that starts simply and finishes simply. And hopefully was filled with a lot of loving memories in between.
The Fresh Spring Grass in the photo Willow took this Spring, as the new shoots broke through the ground and before the first mow, is the perfect example of how the Earth renews itself. Today, I see this grass as a symbol of all that is pure and good about life. The Winter was cold and wet and the grass held no signs of life. But the Earth eventually warmed, the sky cleared and new growth emerged from the soil, ready to begin all over again.
Our hearts are tender right now. But deep inside is our fresh spring grass, waiting to flourish and grow and feel happy again. We love you Erv. You’ve gone to a better place now. The sky is clearing, the air is warming and the grass is starting to grow. Before you know it, you’ll need to get out there and start mowing that lawn… the grass ain’t gonna mow itself, you know! :)
This Spring Grass photo is the inspiration for our next B-Series Recipe Palette. Everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the recipes free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of June 2012.
- Fresh Spring Grass (Recipe 049-1B)
- Golf Greens (Recipe 049-2B)
- Blue Grass (Recipe 049-3B)
- New Shoot (Recipe 049-4B)
… Fresh Green Grass is the main green color of the grass as it reaches for the warm sun. Golf greens is the deeper shade of green, found in the low lights of each blade. Blue Grass is the blue tint of the sunlight as it warms the blades of the grass. And New Shoot is the lightest and brightest shade of pale green found along the very tips of each new shoot as it emerges from the soil.
The recipes described above are from the Volume-049 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.
If you want to see the Volume-049 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of June, then click here: Cherry Brandy Palette | Polymer Clay Color Recipes
Dear Cindy. The recipe cards are so nice. I am a painter and didn’t think that I would need the them because I am so used to mixing paint colors together… well… I LOVE THE RECIPE CARDS!!! You have shown me that there are sooooooo many different colors that I can make from my clay! So many different greens, blues, reds, purples, yellows, and even metallic colors and different natural “white” colors. Thank you so much! ~Cindy-E
Beautiful sunny palette, fresh and bright but also soothing. I love the names you give your colors Cindy, so descriptive. ~Cherie-H
You guys are amazing… giving away these color recipes for FREE! I can’t imagine why anyone would pass this up. Why not subscribe to your mailing list to get these recipes? They’re missing out BIG TIME! ~Phaedrakat
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