After graduating from SUNY Purchase with a B.A. in Fine Arts concentration in painting in 1997, I came to New York City and became certified for desktop publishing and graphic design. I began my work experience co-managing a high-end printing house and subsequently worked as a graphic designer for high profile clients and accessory designers. My experience working with print houses, fashion houses, copy writers, photographers, account executives, industrial engineers, web site designers and marketing specialists informs my visual communication needs of clients, using a mix of creative skills and commercial awareness. If you have something to paint, pour, print, etch, sew, build, smear, or mold, I'm your gal!
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Define Chimerical, Stygian Blue, Hyperbolic, What are these impossible colors? These forbidden colors have no basis in reality. Here is a little color theory tutorial.
The human eye can produce a phenomenon that has fatigued cone cells into enabling colors to be perceived in certain circumstances that would not be otherwise.
The chimerical definition is one that the colors don’t appear within the color space of human vision.
As the name suggests they are a construct of the mind. They can be created by inducing a natural process of the eye called color fatigue. If you stare at a color for a long time your eye will temporarily displace the colorspace by the opposing color. The reason the human eye can’t perceive these colors is that signals from the rods (light-dark) and cones (red, green, blue) interpret signals in an antagonistic manner termed the opponent process. So if you stare at yellow, then black, for a short time you will perceive that black to contain blue. The color you are seeing is out of the range of visible colors. It is a pitch black blue; thus it is deemed an impossible color. Above are some examples of chimerical colors to feast your eyes upon. Continue to stare (without shifting your eyes) at one of the many crosses as the image changes.
When the image changes, the impossible colors should be revealed. Some people will see the colors more easily than others. The above image is on a 30-second delay which seems the best to view the chimera. The brightness of the device you are using to view the images will make a huge difference to the effectiveness, and also the effect will vary from person to person. The intensity of the effect increases with longer viewing durations. Chimerical colors don’t appear within the color space of human vision. They are a construct of the mind. They can be created by inducing a natural process of the eye called color fatigue. If you stare at a color for a long time your eye will temporarily displace the color space by the opposing color. So if you stare at yellow, then black, for a short time you will perceive that black to contain blue. The color you are seeing is out of the range of visible colors. Chimerical colors include:
The stygian definition: these are simultaneously dark and impossibly saturated.
For example, to see “stygian blue”: staring at bright yellow causes a dark blue afterimage, then on looking at black, the blue is seen as blue against the black, but due to lack of the usual brightness contrast it seems to be as dark as the black. The eye retina contains some neurons that fire only in the dark. The figure below figure also shows how normal after-image colors are produced. (The “f/p” in this figure stands for fatigue/potentiation.) Look at the “Acquired f/p vectors” which show that when a particular color is stared at for a long time, the opponent cells become fatigued and tend towards the middle of the cube (towards the 50%, 50%, 50% point). Then when the eye glances away to a different color background, that vector starts at the new color and points to the after-image color (see the “Re-situated f/p vector”). This example shows that the after-image color for red is green. Churchland goes on to explain that this theory can predict that it is possible to create several after-image colors that would be impossible to see on real objects.
The following diagram shows how to create a blue after-image color that is darker than black (Stygian Blue)
these mimic the effect of glowing material, even when viewed on a medium such as paper, which can only reflect and not emit its light. For example, to see “self-luminous red”: staring at green causes a red afterimage, then on looking at white, the red is seen against the white and may seem to be brighter than the white.
Hyperbolic colors: These are impossibly highly saturated for example, to see hyperbolic orange :
Staring at bright cyan causes an orange afterimage, then on looking at orange, the resulting orange afterimage seen against the orange background may cause an orange color purer than the purest orange color that can be made by any normally-seen light. Or, staring at something pure magenta in bright sunlight for two minutes or more, and then looking at green leaves, may result in briefly seeing an abnormally pure green afterimage.
The graphic below is an impossible colors test
What’s the deal with purple?
You may have heard that purple is not a “real” color. While violets are spectral colors, meaning there is a single wavelength of light for various hues of “violet”, “purple” is a combination of blue and red. Your brain interprets it as “purple.”
What resolution is the human eye? According to scientist and photographer Dr. Roger Clark, the resolution of the human eye is 576 megapixels.
Sit back and enjoy these beautiful living room paint colors
The above living room paint colors are examples from fashion designer Zac Posen. Zac became known for his glamorous ball gowns and has dressed everyone from Rihanna to Sarah Jessica Parker to Oprah Winfrey. He was raised in SoHo, Manhattan, New York. He has previously stated that his love of fashion began when he used to steal the yarmulkes at his grandparents’ synagogue because he wanted to make dresses for dolls. At 16, he enrolled in Parsons School of Design’s pre-college program, and he was given the opportunity to intern with fashion designer Nicole Miller. On November 1, 2019, House of Z and Z Spoke, the fashion brand owners of Posen’s company, announced an immediate closure of the label. In 2021, Posen has recently released a collection of genderless wedding rings.
Zac is serving up some living room paint color design ideas and photos to inspire our home decor choices. Stepping into this Washington Square Park apartment in Manhattan, you might think the sun king Louis XIV lived there. The home filled with incredible architectural details. Bright turquoise and gold gilded plaster cover the walls of a parlor. This home has an elegant, traditional feel—which makes it full of potential.
Interior design color choices for architectural highlights
The interiors aren’t the only standout feature of the apartment. There are many beautiful details, including a wood-inlaid ceiling with walnut and atomic red paint color. Hiding inside the walls are pocket doors with gold gilding on wood. The black trimmed furniture sits like a background playerthroughout. Stunning craftsmanship, and the parlor has an airy vibe that I adore (perfect for the Project Runway judge). This incredible space is the epitome of fun for cousins, friends, or even adults. The vibrant colors are perfect for your living room paint color choices.
Inspired by the antique Washington Square apartment I applied the turquoise and red color palette to my front door.The color is Sherwin-Williams Nifty Turquoise. The wreath was made by me nancytranter.com
Wishing all of you a happy New Year’s Eve! trendy fashion jewellery this new year by vogue buy an inspiration of it nancystoreonline.com at my store
Trendy Fashion Jewellery White Pearl Lariat Tassell Necklace, Gold Filled Chain, Venetian Glass, Vermeil Beads
The above photo showcases a gorgeous trendy fashion jewellery necklace. The necklace is AAA grade white pearl. Seed pearls are used for the tassel ends, 24k gold Vermeil Balinese Beads along with Venetian Hand Blown Glass, and Gold Plated Filigree Bead Caps. The Chain is made out of 12k gold filled.
Large White Freshwater Pearl and 24k Gold Vermeil Earring
The hard-to-come-by colossal white freshwater pearl drop is a rare find. Truly breath-taking…the perfect earrings for any occasion. The elegance of the 17th century is expressed in this pair of high-quality earrings. The 21st century woman would find this suitable to wear.
Best known for their whimsical shapes and wide variety of sizes and colors. Notable surface texture and the glow of its luster is the main characteristic of a freshwater pearl. The nacre of a high-quality freshwater pearl does not typically have the glossy, metallic finish found in akoya pearls. The creation of a pearl starts with nucleation. Nucleation is the process of surgically implanting with 24 to 32 tiny pieces of mantle tissue.Sac formation will begin and cells will begin secreting a nacre. A formation of calcium-carbonate compound creates a pearl. The mussel deposits layer upon layer of nacre around the growing gems. This takes about 2 to 7 years.
A wonderful soap for all skin types, this exfoliating bar is made with soothing sandalwood powder from India mixed throughout the bar and luscious exotic oils such as babassou oil, apricot oil, and mango seed butter is a cut above.
Sandalwood bar soap powder from India combines practicality and luxurious comfort for a wonderful bathtime experience. Sandalwood is being used for centuries now. Mostly, it is used in Ayurveda. It relieves you from any kind of cuts or wounds and improvises your skin. The additional sandalwood pencil line is not only aesthetic but a place for coarse exfoliation.
Yogurt Powder has antibacterial and antifungal properties and can rid the face and skin of impurities and the lactic acid found in Yogurt Powder will tighten and soften the complexion as well. Natural dyes such as indigo and infusion of rosehip will add health benefits rich in vitamin C, anti-inflammatory, and have antioxidant benefits
Exotic, woody and warm fragrance with hints of sandalwood, ale, and leather make this lightly scented sandalwood soap unique and delightful. A nice hard soap that will last long. *No parabens, phthalates *No preservatives *No EDTA *No sulfates *No synthetic dyes
My soaps are made in small batches with skin-loving vegetable oils, moisturizing butter, and milk. I use only premium grade natural essential oils and absolutes, and even sophisticated fragrance oils from Givaudan, Firmenich. Natural herbal ingredients are also used for their color and properties. super fated around 5%. Due to the handmade nature of my soaps, sizes and appearances may vary from photo. Each bar will weigh approximately 4.5 – 5.5 ounces. Available at nancystoreonline.com
One of the reasons my guy wanted some new body wash options was that he has sensitive skin. So, I was able to leave out the harsh chemicals that irritate it and now, he’s rather keen on my Sandalwood Soap, to be honest. He likes the way it smells, the manly way it looks, and, the fact that I made it for him. Makes it unique, which a handcrafted gift should be if you ask me.
I promised a few of you that I would put up my formula for perfume (12ml) to create a cypher. finished weight approx. 1oz (29.6 ml) using Glucam for a fixative
(top) 3.6ml 30% total top 0.25ml Glucam p-20 2.6ml Rose de Mai .5ml Manderine .25ml Black Tea .25ml Black Pepper
Description of Scent: NancyPantz rose, brightness, softness, leaf and sweet woods,
Glucam™ P-20 humectant is a naturally-derived, 100% active, propoxylated methyl glucose ether. It is one of the few naturally-derived cosmetic fluids that are miscible with water, alcohols, organic esters, and oils. In any product, it delivers humectancy with a lubricious, emollient feel. In alcohol-based systems, Glucam P-20 humectant reduces the stinging effect alcohol has on the skin. Equally important is fragrance-containing formulations, it acts as a fixative by subduing volatilization of the “high notes”. The light color and low odor of Glucam P-20 humectant will not interfere with the mood the fragrance is trying to communicate. It is recommended for use in hair care and skincare products.
(heart) 3ml 25% total modifier 2ml Rose Damask .125ml Damascone Beta .125ml rose oxide .25ml tuberrose .125ml Peonile (G) .25ml jasmine .20ml ylang ylang
(base) 5.4ml 45% 4.25ml white musk 0.25ml gaiacwood 0.125ml Opopanax-Sweet Myrrh Kenya resin 0.125ml Iso E Super (I) 0.25ml patchouli .25ml sandalwood
I was creating a sizing for a canvas to be used to make a painting and decided it should smell good as well. I then quickly realized the beauty of the similarity between perfumes and painting joined by chemistry.
a few perfume notes: Glucam P-20 Fixative (2-5% of your fragrance formula concentrate) for the top mid notes
Juice new undiluted mix sit an at least a few days in order to get an idea of what the scent will really be. After diluting, you need to let it sit for 4-6 weeks. Otherwise, all you will smell is alcohol if you’re using that as the carrier agent. measure this all out in ml everything by volume and refer to math formula, perfume oil 8 parts (29%) of the remaining 70%, alcohol 19 parts (95%) water 1 part (5%) This percentage is extremely important: it is, for the major part, responsible for the tenacity of the perfume. A perfume containing 20% of bases, 30% of modifiers, and 50% of top notes will lack tenacity since the percentage of bases would be relatively too low as compared with that of the more volatile modifiers and top notes. Therefore, the proportions are selected so as to obtain a balanced evolution during evaporation.
sources: The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer, perfumersapprentice.com, two thousand formulas, recipes and Trade secrets by harry bennet F.A.I.C. #perfume #canvassizing #essentialoils #fragranceoils #nancytranterperfume
Sometimes an Art Deco Chandelier only needs a light cleaning to remove superficial dirt leaving the original lacquered finish intact.
The Moe Bridges Chandelier arrived from the flea market with the bobeshes and beaded crystal trim missing. The wiring was from 1910 and the finish was irregular. I acquired the Art Deco Chandelier from a demolition expert working on a house in Sterling, Illinois. If you can find yourself a demolition expert in the midwest the restoration becomes affordable and worth it.
The whole project cost me 38$ not including paint and wiring. The Restoration of the polychrome arms was going to be tricky. I used a mild ketchup solution (that’s right ketchup!) which is great for cleaning paint. I left the ketchup on overnight and gently washed it away with warm water in the morning the brass and chrome were shining. Don’t use chemicals for cleaning paint you run the risk of removing it. The girls had a blast squeezing ketchup everywhere. The photographs speak for themselves.
I first started repainting the molded iron body. Matching the original color was not as hard as I thought in 1910 there were fewer enamel choices and the company Moe Bridges recorded the colors and they are readily available in many places. Next came the verdigris removal. I used a soft tip dremmel and took my time there was a minimaI amount of lost metal. Then I rewired using porcelain fittings and 16AWG UL wire with copper grounding.
Art Deco Chandelier Lighting can make or break your kitchen interior scheme make sure you take the time out to design for ambient, task, mood, accent, and decorative.
I’m about to install dimmer switches their inexpensive and can give me a wide range of ambient overhead chandelier options. This bolsters my light from the 2′ x 4′ skylight I have. Next is ‘Task’ lighting to ensure safe food prep’ built-in light is under the cabinets. I have an open-concept kitchen. Using ‘Mood’ lighting is a great way to solve the problem. Battery-timed wall sconce candle is a great choice for mood lighting. Avoid fabric-covered lighting ideas as these absorb grease and smells and keep lamps off counters to free up work zones.
Color of the Year’s Chemistry and What’s Behind Pantone’s Marsala 18-1438
Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
Marsala is a one of a kind art yarn that I spun. The thick and thin art yarns look amazing in finished products! Handspun corespinning is a slow spinning technique which results in the yarn looking very different from a traditional single. The fibers are allowed to wrap around a core thread at a 90 degree angle, it allows the spinner to create a very strong, soft, warm and lofty yarn. however due to the longer time it takes to create a Corespun yarn the cost is higher.
This Yarn is bulky so I like to knit on a size US 10 but you can knit on any size! Thats the beauty of Art Yarn. The cotton, acrylic, wool blend is based on Marsala PANTONE 18-1438. Covered in garnet colored crystal, freshwater pearls, semi precious carnelian, silk ribbons, gold fibers and some gorgeous other found objects. The inspiration came from Byzantium’s vibrant and energetic color palette jewel tones of red and gold with the pop of white pearls. Woven on a very strong nylon cord.
Expressive, exotic 18-3224 Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth
Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, today announced Color of the Year PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014. “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Download the Pantone report for spring 2014
I’m excited by radiant orchid because this fuchsia pinky purple is one of my all time favorite colors! I’ve collected several radiant orchid beauty pieces to share with you.
This color of the year is bold, inspiring and fueled with adventure, its showing up on runways and into living rooms across the nation. Individuals drawn to this color are known to be imaginative, creative and original. While this bright hue may not be suited for the faint at heart, don’t feel intimidated to try it out, as it evokes sophistication and confidence. Bright colors like this can pop a punch into your everyday style you can try infusing the color into your look by painting your nails or tie your ensemble together with an orchid bracelet. My store nancystoreonline.com offers a variety of jewelry pieces, all accented with sparkling semi-precious gemstones. So whether you’re putting together an outfit, or combining it into other aspects of your life, remember to get inventive and have fun with it!
Forests can be spooky and mysterious places. There are a lot of strange noises and things can be seen moving out of the corners of people’s eyes in forests. The enchanted forest theme works well with Autumn. When it comes to famous forests perhaps none comes close to the Black Forest in Germany.
As I look at my Grandmother’s chachka they remind me of her stories of the Black Forest. Her oversized wooden spoons along with figurines of black bear carvings made from walnut. They took on a life of their own when we were little. The Black Forest is a mountainous region in southwest Germany, bordering France. Known for its dense, evergreen forests and picturesque villages, it is often associated with the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. This book is great for the kids during Halloween. The area is renowned for its spas and the cuckoo clocks produced in the region since the 1700s. The region’s largest town, Freiburg, is filled with Gothic buildings and surrounded by vineyards. It was the failure of the vineyard in the 1890s that propelled my family to immigrate. When the Great Wine Blight hit in the mid-1890s, the culprit turned out to be a pest called Phylloxera that would forever alter wine production and the fate of my family. Great great maternal grandmother Katerina Fink picked up her cuckoo clock and 2 surviving children then left for the lower east side of New York.
This season’s celebrations will have a bit of family history infused into it pulling from the decor and motif from the Black Forest. This is a nice updated spin on the Fairytale Forest party ideas.
Photos Below: The Forest archway or entranceway is an important place to decorate. This is your guests first experience with your theme so make it a statement
The Enchanted Forest party theme is very popular. Everyone is going crazy for this fun theme because it’s so versatile. Enchanted Forest themes can be mysterious, magical, dreamy, elegant, haunted, or any combination you want. Whichever way you go with for your age group, here are the fundamental elements you’ll need to create an amazing Forested theme for your parties. You can’t have this party without trees, but what you choose and how you arrange them are totally up to you. To add depth to your area, try tree background silhouettes or tree murals to display against the back wall. Then, fill in your forest with whatever trees help you achieve the effect you want. Tree theme props and wire trees can help add a magical look to a fairy tale or winter wonderland scene. Tree cutouts can add the perfect finish to create a haunted forest look.
Where ever you make your starting point with your Forest theme, you will soon be hooked by the beauty and mystery that Forests have to offer.