‘Calico Siamese’ Decorating for your Home and Garden

Dahlia with color details highlighted

Dahlia with color details highlighted

I have been thinking for weeks, in my moments of distraction while researching for my book, that my cat Dahlia has the most luscious colors.  Inspired by Pinterest (see my post here).  http://pinterest.com/hortensia2012/calico-siamese-decorating/    I photographed images of my cat, and altered them in Photoshop to reduce them to their basic color profile, and then began gathering other images that complimented these colors.  It has been great fun, and a relaxing way to spend a little time while my mind continues to ponder deeper historical quandries!

Alteration of the image in photoshop allows one to focus on color details

Alteration of the image in photoshop allows one to focus on color details

Another photoshop method to reduce an image to its basic colors.

Another photoshop method to reduce an image to its basic colors.

More Siamese colors

More Siamese colors

Dahlia

Dahlia

Puddie paw

Puddie paw

Contrasts of deep chocolate with cream and ivory, with a peak of teal blue.

Contrasts of deep chocolate with cream and ivory, with a peak of teal blue.

Another method of color blocking to identify colors for decorating, clothing, or gardening.

Another method of color blocking to identify colors for decorating, clothing, or gardening.

The yummy cozy colors of fall shared via calico cat 'Dahlia'

The yummy cozy colors of fall shared via calico cat ‘Dahlia’

In my next post, I will illustrate the techniques I used to produce these results. See you then!