Color Trends – Spring 2017

 

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Shown above are the Pantone colors for Spring 2017. We’re embracing each of them in own way at Brush Dance.

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Leuchttrum1917 Ruled Journal

Finally, we are on the other side of winter and heading fast into spring. Winter isn’t my season. Spring – yes!

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And then the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.

We have had so much rain in the San Francisco Bay Area this winter. It’s nothing like the snow in other parts of the US, but it does make everything just a little more of a challenge. I’m looking forward to those easy breezy days.

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Embrace the Chaos

Get that bright pop of color you’ve been looking for all winter.

 

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Joy is not in things; it is in us.

Want to be on-trend with color, but not spend a lot?  Brush Dance has the answer. Most of our items are under $20, many under $10.

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Aquiesse Travel Candle – Shoreline

Take a trip to the beach with this gently scented candle from Aquiesse. Just $5.99.

How is the end of winter going for you?  Surviving? Thriving? We’d love to hear all about it.

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Things – Bags

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Mindful Tote Bag

Now that the new year is well on its way, our focus at Brush Dance turns from calendars and planners to all of the other wonderful items we sell.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite bags with you today.

Bags. I’m into all of our new, fun bags.  The one shown above is a limited edition collaboration between us and our pals over at Chico Bags. I love this quote, the bright bright orange – our art combined with fabulous Chico Bags and you really can’t go wrong.

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Be Bold, or Italic. Never Regular.

We’re all about fonts and typography at Brush Dance. This handy zipper pouch makes me happy. It’s the perfect size to hold some pens and a small notepad. Zip it up, toss in my tote, and I’m ready to go.

And check this out . . .

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It Comes in a Shopping Bag, Too!

Here are a couple of other smaller pouches that I adore . . .

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Hellraiser. Because – yeah. 
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Evidence Pouch

 

We truly have a bag for everyone – big, small, plain, funny, small, girly, cute, serious. I hope you’ll love them, too!

 

Typography

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Cats are welcome. People are tolerated. 

At Brush Dance, we don’t necessarily create the art and photographs that appear on our calendar items, but we do spend countless hours designing the final products that end up on our website or in your local shops.

The images, words, and fonts we choose come together to help set the different moods for different calendars.

We had been searching and searching for a great font for The Cat’s Meow (above), and one day our Art Director messaged with, “Found it!!” And sure enough – the title font does look just a little “cat scratchy,” yes?

Hello Love

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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Hello Love needed a font to complement the romance of Paris. This one fits the bill perfectly.

Some others . . .

Enlightened Rumi

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The most alive moment comes when those who love each other meet each other’s eyes, and in what flows between them.

Scriptures

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Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Fractals

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Obstacles are built into every opportunity. You have to be willing to work through them to succeed.

All of our 2017 calendar items are available for purchase on our website right now.  Our products are also available small and large retailers around the world. Please contact us if you’d like us to help you find a store near you.

 

Enjoy!