So far so good with my Midsummer challenge. It’s very relaxing and motivating to have that kind of daily creative goal. Today I worked with Fusion Mineral Paint’s Seaside, which feels like a vintage blue to me. It’s a perfect blue to use in any Scandinavian blue and red interior. Today I threw in a bit of mustard yellow in the mix.
I stenciled a small design onto the Seaside bottle with a bit of Mustard from Fusion Mineral Paint. It was such a perfect match with our mustard yellow bakery/shop’s windows that I worked with that background.
These buttercups feel so familiar to me. I associate this flower with ‘my childhood’. I don’t know why. My sister and I walked to school along a large park, and we often stopped to pick flowers. Maybe this flower was there? I will never now, it just sounds like a reasonable explanation.
The other flower is lady’s mantle or Alchemilla. I had to call in help from our local flower shop for the name. I recognized it is a herb, but I didn’t know which one. I’s a perfect herb to give a bouquet or floral arrangement some volume and texture.
I’m a huge fan of the combination of red, blue and mustard yellow on Swedish homes. That’s why we had our bakery’s windows renovated in traditional yellow linseed oil paint. They were white when we bought our house and shop, but I wanted a pop of colour! Most of the time Swedish homes have the combination red house with either blue or yellow or white trim. I like all of them together, like you can see on this picture, but I might paint the door yellow, not sure yet.
Here are a few inspiring examples of those colours.