Eggroll Squirrel: My Spirit Animal
I love fatty sugary Americanized Chinese food. The best fried rice is at Charlie's Bakery on C Street. My favorite place for sweet and sour is Panda Restaurant on Northern Lights. I used to love Fu Do's on Tudor Road but they went out of business. Panda Express is okay but is way over at Tikahnu, too far, and you have to go through that crazy criss-cross pretzel interchange. I get cutoff every other time I go through there by fools that don't know what lane to be in to go to the mall - they should have to drive all the way back downtown!! Rant over.
Anyway, I like different dishes from different Chinese restaurants around town. One of the things they all have is eggrolls. Even the worst microwaved eggrolls are edible by my standards. You just can't go wrong with deep fried wrappers stuffed with MSG coated meat and veggies. I'm sure real Chinese food from the different regions is way different and probably way healthier than the …
Free to Use Wild Alaskan Rose Pattern
This is the pattern I drew for several bead embroidery projects. I have made a wall mirror for a family member and some beaded hair barettes as well. This pattern is very versatile with the use of the leaves and buds on the stalks that can be shaped in different ways.
Colors of Wild Alaskan Roses
Here are a few color suggestions from photos I took of these wonderful summertime flowers of Alaska. There seems to be a variance in this flower in the coloring. I'm not sure if it's the same plant in various stages of growth or like people, each plant has its own color genetics that are different for each plant.
Pantone colors I sampled that match the RGB numbers are from Pantone's color converter tool on their website. Sampled wild Alaskan rose colors: 165-64-152 = Pantone Purple CP, 204-125-180= Pantone 16-3116 TCX Opera Mauve, and 239-194-219=Pantone 671 U.
Wild Alaskan Rose Vector Files
You can download these vectors for free to use on y…
20 Years of Pantone’s Color of the Year: A Free RGB Guide How did I find each of the Pantone Color of the Year’s complementary and triadic colors?
Pantone provides the RGB numbers. I took those numbers and subtracted each one from 255 to come up with the opposite color in the RGB spectrum. For color triads, I added or subtracted 85 to each RGB number to end up with three evenly distributed numbers in the RGB range of 1-255. I then took those RGB numbers and input them into Pantone’s color search tool. The color conversion tool then selects the closest Pantone color to those RGB numbers.
Some of these combinations were a surprise, especially the triadic ones because they seem to be analogous in some cases.