Those of you lucky enough to be regular visitors of Diana's blog might remember a darling little teapot a few weeks ago:
The “missive” the Great Owl possesses is the winner of NYC’s Molten Metal
I love how she does her giveaways. if you haven’t been to her site since Sunday, make sure you see how she determined the winner of her 50 Followers giveaway – it had me grinning ear to ear!
In fact, her website is a prime example of Magic Realism; the real world is clearly there, but the whole thing gives you a sense of wonder and optimism, that miracles are hiding around any corner, if you only look for them.
And that sense of whimsy even came through the mail. I mean, how can such a mundane little mailer . . .
. . . hold such wonders?
I love that card! It reminds me of Beauty and the Beast. Inside she said that she’d sent me an additional talisman to remind me to shine brilliantly. I was feeling especially down the day this came in the mail, and the Magic Realism worked it’s miracle and made me remember to do just that.
You can see all of the glitter that stuck to me!
Now, as to the color:
Now this is a true Magic Realism color. It almost so many colors all at once. First off, can you see the granite-ness in this color? It has a shimmer, for sure, but it’s not quite like most shimmers. Look near the top of the bottle, where the pool of polish has pulled away.
The first layer I put on almost seemed like it would be enough. And of all of the colors that come to mind with a name like Molten Metal, you know what I thought? Lavender. Can you kind of see it?
I put on another layer, and then, for good measure, I added a third and final.
The first two shots are indoors with flash, the bottom two in sunshine. But I’m just absolutely stumped as to what color to label this. In addition to the aura of lavender, I also see some rose. But there there’s also the distinct brown/gold/copper look. It’s what you want it – or need it – to be.
This color reminds me strongly of Chanel’s Kaleidoscope, but not so much by color, but by it’s malleable nature. Diana says “there is something about Molten Metal that is both industrial and fantastical.” I have to say I agree.
It’s official, I freakin’ love this color! If you can find it, buy it. Seriously. This may well be backup worthy for me.
Thank you so much, Diana, for not only giving me such a stunner, but for being the White Rabbit to my Alice :)