Friday, July 30, 2010

Mixed Media Art with Rubies - July birthstone

Red! What a strong color: It's associated with heat, with confidence, with courage, with happiness and love, as well as danger and sin! Many emotions (also conflicting emotions) are associated with this color.

This week, I have chosen four mixed media art samples that wonderfully & artfully incorporated this strong color. Enjoy!

1. Cute Bird Collectible Mini Canvas -- Bululustudio
2. Original Painting 11x14mm Acrylic Triptych--Amborela
3. Original Mixed Media Title Music Love--Ljbe
4. Red Tin Flower Ornament-- Merritthyde

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rubies in Fashion

What a joy it has been to search for fashions for this month's article. I love seeing bold and bright colors in the summer, and what can be more bold than a vibrant ruby red?! This month I focused on fun bright pieces that would be perfect for a fun summer night.

1. Tank Pink Me Red -- plumprettysugar
2. Ruby Dress-- dasysofglamour
3. Smocked Asymetrical dress --Kalioseano
4. Ruby Garden sweet repurposed eco sprout dress--PierogiPicnic

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rubies - Thai Cuisine

Thai cuisine has been greatly accelerating, especially over the past few years. A lot of outside influences have contributed to the new flavors and tastes. Interestingly enough, modern kitchenware has also added to improved ideas and techniques of cooking fine Thai food. Today, good Thai food can be more creative than in the earlier years, when it was sort of two dimensional. Thai cooking evolved, according to natural influences from other countries, such as China and European countries. Thai folks enjoy a Chinese quick-frying method as well as a large choice of stir-frying entries in their kitchens.
Here are some Thai recipes for you to try...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rubies in Design Ideas

I love the rich and sophisticated color of the Ruby! Because the most beautiful rubies are coming from Thailand, I focused on showing some of my favorite images from Thailand with a compliment of gorgeous Rubies.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Tale of the Birthstones – July in Rubies

1. Raspberry Genuine Ruby Faceted Rondelles -- jazzygama
2. 4 inch Ruby Red Star Urchin Ornament-- kissadesign
3. Faceted Ruby Beauty Bracelet --Floweredsky
4. Ruby Faceted Heart Briolette--Gemsocial

This month, we are focusing on the birthstone of July, Ruby.

Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with each month.

July Birthstone: Ruby

Birthstone Color: Red

Alternative Birthstone: Ruby

Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July and it is believed to symbolize everlasting love.

Main sources of Rubies: Rubies come from all over the world but good gemstones are found in Thailand, India, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, North Carolina in the U.S.

Interesting Facts: Ruby comes from the Latin word "Ruber" which means Red. Ruby has been the gem of the brave and the royal throughout the ages. It was worn by kings to give them power and to protect them from evil. Rubies also have the property to turn deeper in color, and this was believed by some to indicate danger or misfortune.