Week four’s prompt in the Summer of Color challenge was to create something using the colors Pink, Apple Green, and a pop of Dark Green. Do play along if you’re inspired and/or check out what others are creating.
Keeping with my plan to create a small journal each week here’s this week’s edition:
The colors don’t appear very true in this photo, but they really are pink, apple green, and a pop of dark green. The pink might be one of my favorite papers. I made it years ago and have been hoarding the small scrap of it I had left. It is supremely soft and fiber filled. And it’s a wonderful contrast to the apple green paper which is crunchy crinkly thick, very textured and double sided. One side is the green and the other is a dark turquoise. Since this journal is the one I’m using for my birthday week I thought a special embellishment was in order, hence the little bee pin on the square of dark green. Deborah means bee so how could I resist? The pin is a vintage metal kid’s novelty badge. I am the lucky possessor of a small card of metal insect pins originally imported from Japan in the 50s, and this bee happens to be my favorite.
When I was working with the colors I couldn’t help but think of watermelon. Did you know watermelons are really considered to be berries? Known as a pepo, watermelon as well as pumpkin, squash, and cucumber are classified as a many-seeded berry with a hard thick rind and fleshy center.
Have you seen cube shaped watermelons? The Japanese have been doing it for years, starting with one farmer growing them in glass boxes. They’re meant to make stacking, shipping and storage easier. Still a novel idea, perhaps someday we’ll come of think of watermelons as square.
Speaking of Japanese watermelons aren’t my little salt & pepper shakers adorable? I do love vintage Japanese anthropomorphic fruits and veggie shakers!
I also love watermelon tourmaline and these earrings are favorites.
So what about you? Are you a watermelon fan? A bee lover? Have a favorite tourmaline? Having a colorful summer? Do tell – you know I love to hear.