Today I’m trying to get back into the groove after being under the weather last week. I’m still stuffy and dragging a bit, but I managed to get some things done. One of the projects I worked on this afternoon was a photo shoot of one of my milk paint colors. I thought it would be fun to have a color(s) of the month to give me a focus for the MMSMP Blog (coming soon) and a way to push me away from using the blues, grays and neutrals all the time. I selected the colors to compliment the seasons. There are two colors for November – Curio and Mustard Seed Yellow. I only got around to shooting Mustard Seed Yellow today, so I thought I would share those pictures…
Of course, the inspiration for the color is the mustard seed, which obviously is significant to me.
For those who don’t know, it’s a Biblical reference to having faith the size of a mustard seed and with that, nothing will be impossible for you.
The paint color is a little bit sunnier and less muted than the color of a mustard seed, but the names are about inspiration. They aren’t literal. This color was one of the trickier colors for me to design, because yellows can get too in-your-face or too muddy quickly. After some mixing, I created this warm yellow and I fell in love with it when I used it on this piece…
The goal of these photo shoots with each of my colors is to show what they look like in powder form, when mixed with water and then once they are dry and on a piece. I must admit, I’ve had a lot of fun styling the shots and playing with my new lenses. Here are the pictures I took today…
I’ll shoot Curio later this week, but I am hoping to start some of my upholstery and painting projects tomorrow.
In other news, I started my “wheat free, sugar free” week and dove into my workout routine again. I woke up still tired, still not feeling 100%, but I did my hair and put on a proper outfit (workout clothes embellished with a scarf, pinned hair and a little makeup to make it cute for a grocery store trip) and it made a big difference in how I felt about the day. I was ready to get going…
For those of you who are on your own get-fit-and-healthy-journey, or for those who are just curious, here are the details of what I ate today….
- Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 1/2 oz cheese and a grapefruit
- Lunch: apple, serving of Nut Thin crackers, 1 oz sliced cheddar
- Snacks: pomegranate seeds and cashews
- Dinner: Baked potato with onions, red & orange peppers, broccoli and measured out sour cream, butter and cheese, so I don’t get out of control with the “goodies”
For my workout, I did P90x Chest & Back, which is a lot of push-ups and pull-ups and I’m really feeling it! I also focused on drinking lots of water, but I need to do better on that tomorrow. I meant to bake some zucchini for lunch, but I got busy, so I had the apples, cheese and Nut Thins instead. It was a little challenging when I heard my husband eating dark chocolate chips, but it’s just for one week. I can do it!
I’m mainly eliminating sugar and wheat as a jump start and I’m also curious as to how it will make me feel. So, we’ll see how it goes!