Carillu Series

Release Announcement

Froggie and Friends, the first book in the Carillu series, is now available on Amazon.

Co-authored with my daughter Amber Stevens and dedicated to my two special needs grandchildren.

Success is a choice. When we focus on the outcome of success, rather than the fear of failure, we choose to succeed by our actions.

Jan 24, 2022

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When considering a color palette for your business or personal use, consider using sunrise and sunset settings. You can utilize natural lighting or programed indoor lighting to help extend the emotional connection to sunrises and sunsets.  This will help to set a mood for different times of day your customers enter your establishment.

Jan 23, 2022

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Nature's color palettes change throughout the day. When you are exploring to find a color palette from nature, make sure you are visiting the same spot during different times of the day and then comparing and contrasting which palette you prefer. Likewise, when you utilize the palette, different lighting and times of day will change how it will look.

Jan 22, 2022

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Throughout nature, you will find a wide assortment of color for inspiration. Don't discount the color because you may not personally like the creature associated with it. By detaching the beauty of the color, with your emotional response, you can often pull out some beautiful color thumbnails. 

Jan 21, 2022

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The perfect palette for your business or home can always be found in nature. One just needs to take a moment and explore, either with your camera or the millions of photographs shared by photographers from around the world. If you decide to explore with your own camera, don't worry about being a professional photographer, enjoy the experience.

Jan 20, 2022

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Many would think a blue monochromatic color palette would make a room feel cold. Yet, if you played with these colors, you would find they provide a beautiful background to introduce a wide variety of colors to brighten and warm the room up. Once again we must return to what nature teaches us about color.

Jan 19, 2022

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When looking for inspiration online, you can get the exact color you are looking at by getting an color picker extension for your browser. This will give you an eye drop icon. When you select the icon you can hoover it over any color on screen. It will give you the different color numbers in hex or RGB, depending upon which one you choose. Most of these are free.

Jan 18, 2022

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We often think of greys as being cool tone. Nature shows us how greys also come in a warm tone and can provide a beautiful background for other colors. Cool tone greys usually create a more formal feeling, where warm tone greys can give a feeling of calmness. 

Jan 17, 2022

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When you are looking for inspiration for your color palette, look everywhere in nature. The world is literally art your fingertips. From around the world, people are sharing the beauty of the world. From oceans to deserts, flowers to rock formation, nature has a color palette which has proven itself through the test of time.

Jan 14, 2022

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Color is divided into two categories, cool and warm. Every color can be in both. The difference between which a color falls into, is determined by the amount of yellow or blue. Yellow creates a warm color palette. Blue will create a cool color palette.

Jan 13, 2022

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A monochromatic color palette in blue can also be used to create a mood from calm and relaxing, to bright and exciting. 

Jan 12, 2022

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A color palette of monochromatic greys can be used to create an atmosphere of elegance, contemporary, formal, classic, or casual. Neutral monochromatic colors give you a blank canvas to build upon. You can utilize texture and color to accentuate what you want the eye to focus on.

Jan 11, 2022

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Regardless if you are reviewing this training module for your business or personal, the information will apply to both. If you are reviewing the information for personal, your 'customer' are your family and friends. 
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