Fifty shades of green

Green is the new neutral! I have fallen in love with a lot shades of green lately. This month I was working with acrylic on large canvases and a couple of smaller projects that had a few different shades of green. Some of these are incorporated into the staged house in Phoenix through Local Trade AZ. (PC to Jason Roehner and Dan Ryan)   

No matter if it’s a house or an apartment, I know some people would like to have to something unique, but are afraid to add colors or think it might end up looking tacky. Enter the color green. Think a green colored accent wall, or a piece of art. Maybe add throw pillows, blankets, accessories or a cute plant. This will add some life to your living space and take away that neutral grey, gloomy and cold mood that may be lingering. Remember, it can be as small and simple as one or two additions that push you outside of your comfort zone and towards that change you were hesitant to make before, easing you into a safer “bold” choice.


Traditionally, neutral colors like whites, light grays, beiges, and muted blues simply fill the space without seeking attention. According to a report done by Pinterest, users have been looking for more sage-painted rooms in recent months, with interest in the color growing by more than 170 percent, which is super fascinating! Sage can definitely be viewed as a neutral color, and when it comes to designing your house, you now have more options. For example, I think the addition of emerald green and combining it with black and white gives off a fancy, sexy, and attractive vibe. And yes… I am still talking about colors.

Colors affect our mood every day. Tones such as olives are cozy and rustic, lime and chartreuse are energetic and modern, blue-greens are cool and calming, and vibrant grass-greens are refreshing and sharp.

Below are other classic green combinations:

Sage + Blush + gold
Lime green + pink
Palm green + burnt orange
Kelly green + navy + crisp white
Pale aqua + raspberry
Sage green + silver

Have fun! 

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Trip to Sedona

If you are reading this, welcome to the positive corner filled with art, travel stories, daily adventures that fill my lifestyle. I wanted to start my own blog a long time ago, but was hesitant because English is not my first language. I wasn’t sure whether I should talk about my travels, art, fashion, or whatever else came to mind. BUT, I am 25 and I now have a husband by my side who is obligated to support everything I do. Therefore, he is temporarily hired to be part of the blog editing 😊 My hope is that with each post, you find something new and inspiring out of my stories. I don’t know what I am looking to get out of this, and I hope some of you do! If you have any suggestions or want to see something specific, I am open for ideas. Maybe I will do this a few times a week, or even a few times a month. Either way, I am just going with the flow.

Moving forward. A couple days ago I posted pictures on Instagram from our trip to Sedona, AZ. We have been there so many times to hike, but this time it was somewhat special with a spectacular view! We found a place to stay that we fell in love with very much. From the infinity pool, the gorgeous sunsets, to the night skies filled with billions of stars that you can stare at from the jacuzzi, there was always something to enjoy that we usually don’t see in the city.

And what we also loved is the privacy that the homeowner provided. He greeted us in the beginning by showing us how everything worked in the Studio, which is IMPORTANT because for people like my husband who have never seen or used window shades that were “top down- bottom up”, it was a new experience.

Below is a list of our activities and some things we did, but we did not get to do everything we wanted and know there is more in the small town of Sedona. So for now, enjoy the pictures!

Trip activities:
Bell trail hike
Devil’s Bridge hike (moderate)
Chapel of the Holy Cross nice to visit
Best popcorn - Sedona’s Popcorn Emporium
Best fudge - The Sedona Fudge Company