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Autumn Citrus Blend

Celeste was born in autumn, so it naturally became her favorite season. She enjoys walking out in the crisp cooler air and who doesn’t love the changing of the leaves? In college, as a photography major, Celeste learned a lot about color theory and color therapy. It was from that moment that she decided, though the colors of autumn are extremely pleasing to her, she would live among the colors of spring. Yellow and green are feel-good colors and with so many unpleasant memories from her earlier life, feeling good and being cheerful as an adult, is very important to her. Currently, Celeste is preparing for a long walk with her faithful companion, Scooter. Of course, she will have her camera in tow as well because she never misses an opportunity to capture the beauty of nature. As you can see, she has projected a few of her photos onto canvases and displayed them here in her lovely and vibrant home. I can't wait to see what glorious visions of nature she returns with today.

  • Sally Simpson
    2y ago
    Sally Simpson
    Beautiful!
  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thanks so very much, Tuubz. You were right when you told me to not give up. Thank you. :D

  • Tuubz
    2y ago
    Tuubz

    Congratssss with second place !!! Im happy for you!!

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thanks so much Quiet Designer.

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Now all I need is for my new keyboard to arrive so that I can keep things rolling at a good pace. Last night I knocked over a cup of milk onto my keyboard, so it's fried. For now it's just me and this on-screen keyboard trying to get my Slate Hotel entry done.

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    WOOHOOOO!!! Second place truly feels like winning right now! I was just saying a few days ago, that my designs don't do well in contests for whatever reason and that I might give them up altogether. In the past, I've only cracked the top 10 twice and have never done better than 5th and that was only one time. But right now I'm feeling pretty good and I'm sending out a huge thank you to all those who voted for my ''Autumn Citrus Blend.'' Also a very warm and sincere thanks for so many kind and encouraging words along the way, that kept me cranking and motivated to keep trying. For me, being at the top is not about beating everyone else. It's about knowing that what I create is enjoyed and appreciated by others and that's what makes me feel like a winner. Thanks again to you all and congratulations to Sirtsu for making the number one spot.

  • Tree Nut
    2y ago
    Tree Nut

    Congratulations Mrs Talent!!!

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Also a big thank you to all who haven't commented but clicked the heart for this design.

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thank you, Roberta.

  • Roberta Coelho
    2y ago
    Roberta Coelho

    Lindo!

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thank you, Marocco. That's wonderful that you can relate to the character in my story. I'm a spring baby. The first day of Spring, actually. But I love the fall too. Mainly because of the colors. Like you, I draw and paint also. Although it has been quite a long time since doing that type of art. I have found it hard to do with small children around. My oldest just turned 28 last month but I have a two-year-old who is way too handsy for me to have any kind uninterrupted surfaces for drawing or painting. So I do everything digitally now. But I really do miss working in oil pastels, acrylics, and watercolors and sculpting too. Oh, how I miss making my miniature sculptures. Oh well, perhaps someday I can return to those which I miss so much.

  • ZsuzsannaCs
    2y ago
    ZsuzsannaCs

    Really beautiful! I feel a bit as if I were Celeste.. perhaps because me too I was born in Autumn and I love the Autumn.  Me too I like the colors and to make photos of nature. I like to draw and paint too.. 

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thanks, Tippi.

  • FYI
    2y ago
    FYI

    wow!

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thanks so much, Lydia and Tuubz! Yes, I love working with different color combinations. I also love how colors can evoke a feeling. 

  • Tuubz
    2y ago
    Tuubz

    Beautifull !!!! I love the collor combo's of your last few designs!!!

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    This is sooo wonderful!

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thanks a bunch, Nari.

  • Nari31
    2y ago
    Nari31

    Awesome! Love it!

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thank you very much. 

  • kla
    2y ago
    kla

    this is so beautiful

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    @ Jade - PART 2 >>> As far as the color splitting of the steps where parts are wood and the front areas are tile, I simply alternated thick wood walls (12") with thin tile walls (4"). The trick is to get them as close as you can to eliminate cracks between them, without getting them so close that the finishes mix and become a muddy mess. My best advice for that is to baby-step it. Move the walls together slowly, one small click at a time once they are just starting to touch. On a Mac, the small incremental clicks are made with holding down the shift button, plus whichever arrow key you need to use. I'm not sure if it is the same on a Windows computer. I hope this helps. Please ask more questions if needed. 

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thanks so much, Jade. I'm so happy that you like this design. I'll have to break this explanation up into two entries because of character restrictions. As for the steps, there were many steps involved to create this look. No pun intended. First I had to build a room within a room so that the walls did not have the exact same pattern as the steps. So the room containing the steps is wider than the one for the walls to achieve this. Secondly, adding several horizontal walls that connect to the outer walls, butted together and then cutting them out to varying heights is how I created the steps. That way I have an 8", 16", 24", and then finally the top at 32". Of course, there are pedestals of matching heights, under each place where there is furniture, a plant, or an accessory sitting on top. 

  • jade61356
    2y ago
    jade61356

    Well, I'm just seeing this, and it's Awesome! I don't know how you did those stairs.. but they're gorgeous!:)

  • dZynerSuPreme
    2y ago
    dZynerSuPreme

    Thanks so very much to you both, Lydia and Daisy. You are two of my favorite designers. So it's thrilling to know that you love my work too. Lydia, as far as the "likes," I first posted this about 24 hours ago and have tweaked it a few times since. Hopefully, the "likes" will come. Honestly, I kind of float in the background around here, it seems. Few people seem to know that I'm here. I guess, it's mostly because I don't enter many contests and until August, I was inactive as a designer on the site for about 2 years, after having my baby. Just before that, I was just starting to gain some exposure from some contest entries. So anyway, we'll see. Thanks so much for your support. :D

  • Daisy320
    2y ago
    Daisy320

    LOVE THIS! 

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Wonderful! OMG, I am just now seeing that you incorporated the green/yellow design in a unique and clever way. Love it! I do wonder, though, where the heck are all the likes ?  Simply don't understand this!.