Mars and an alternate universe…

Paint, baby, paint!

The weekend was spent at WANACon, an online writing conference that covered everything from Villains and Revision Hell to Law for the Lone Wolf: An Author’s Tour of Publishing Law and Business. And by weekend I mean Thursday night, Friday and Saturday morning, noon, and night, and a good chunk of Sunday. It deserves a post of its own, and I will be getting to that shortly.

Mr. G did a great job of keeping me fed and watered. Love you, Mr. G honey.

Suffice it to say, I’m still in WANACon recovery.

We’re in the midst of overhauling the second floor and are trying to come up with a color mood/scheme/theme/palette that we can live with for the next eleventy hundred years — or until we pass, whichever comes first.


Yesterday, I sent Mr. G honey an email. This isn’t unusual. I pester him show my love with emails and text messages and voice mails with regularity.

But yesterday, I sent him an email with a link to a site that has 1,139  images — 114 pages — of bedrooms. I said, “Give me a shout when you get this email.”

Seconds later, he shouted up from the first floor — that’s how we roll — with, “Okay. I got your email. I’m shouting.”

At which point, I went racing downstairs (burning a calorie) and went into an inspiring, gesticulating explanation of how to work the site which ended with, “Now. Every time you see a bedroom you like, put a link in a file, and then we can compare links.” I’m a huge believer in process of elimination. And links. And files.

He grunted.

I took that as a Yes!

As of this post, I have looked at some 500 images. A little less than half. Mr G honey has viewed 8 of 114 pages.

Stick a fork in him. He’s done.

I can hear grumbling.

I can see the beginnings of a facial tick.

I can smell fear.

Paint Prep

I’m trying to love the Neutral Tones. Ha! I just wrote neural tones. That must be Freudian somehow.

I’m trying to love the neutral tones, but my eyes are like a laser tractor beam for color.

Looking at 500 images of bedrooms, I’ve discovered that I lean heavily towards contemporary — transitional contemporary, dark contemporary, dramatic contemporary, cozy transitional. The combos are endless. Contemporary + transitional = Elen. Not so much with the traditional or country.

And I like color.

I cannot stress that enough.

I have no idea what Mr. G honey found in his 8 pages.

We might be Mars and an alternate universe on this.

Who can say?

I do know that he has probably removed me from his Friend list, Twitter list, e-mail account and address book, and disconnected the intercom function on the phone.

Just kidding. He’s not on Facebook or Twitter.

You? Where are you on the color wheel? On the style wheel?


Note: These images are all licensed, royalty-free images. They are not for sharing. Thank you.