Blue Mermaid Gown

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As you can see, I am really still just kind of playing around with colors at this point. After a paperdoll vacation, I have to — to borrow an image Brian uses frequently — swim around in color the same way Scrooge McDuck swims around in his gold coins.

As a matter of fact, maybe it’s time for a contest or two, so I have an excuse to just color for a while and don’t have to think about pesky form and fit. (I haven’t forgotten about my music contest, trust me, but those outfits are going to require some thought. Color is just there in my fingers somehow, waiting for me.)

Here’s an easy one, so someone will get it before noon tomorrow… What color nail polish am I wearing? Hint: it’s not just plain color. That is, you will need color + nail polish additive to win this one. (Color in general: I’m not looking for the cutesy little official color name or anything.) The winner gets to pick out any of my black and white outfits and tell me how they’d like it colored!
Rules as usual:
1) If you’ve already won this year, please don’t enter. (Music contest winners are OK to enter a black-and-white coloring contest though.)
2) One guess per person per day.
3) If no one gets the exact color by noon PST, August 27th, ’ll pick the closest guess.
4) People who happen to have a view of my fingers are prohibited. (That means you, dear!)

Blue Sequined Mermaid Gown Inspired by the Supremes

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In my recent music contest, Bella’s entry of Diana Ross and the Supremes was the first one picked by the random number generator, so we are starting off the week with an outfit that I like to think they would have looked good performing in. (As this replaces Mermaid Monday, that did inform my color and dress shape choice…)

I didn’t really get into the Supremes until I started using; vague memories of singing Chapel of Love in middle school choir led to the Dixie Cups, then on to other girl groups until I reached the Supremes. Now I listen to the The Supremes-tagged radio all the time. I’d say my favorite song by them is I’m Gonna Make You Love Me. If I’m gloomy, singing that with as much power as I can always cheers me up. (There’s something even my husband doesn’t know about me! I don’t think he’s ever heard me really belt that one out. I tend to do it in the car.)

You may find your thumb going numb in solidarity when you look carefully at this dress. I don’t think I’m going to make a habit of sequins. Still, now I’m done, I’m happy with it, and I hope you like it too, Bella (and also Monica, I guess, since she also voted for the Supremes).

Prismacolors used: Black, Aquamarine, Denim Blue, True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Peacock Blue, Light Aqua, Peacock Green, Parrot Green, Sky Blue Light, Non-Photo Blue, Light Green, Black (verithin), Indigo Blue (verithin), Souffle white gel pen