Please give a great big ‘ol Matticus Kingdom welcome to JC or SortaGinger or whatever Her Awesomeness is going by these days:
When requests for submissions to the Matticus Kingdom were sent out into the blogosphere, I enthusiastically volunteered my services.
Then I realized I would have to write something and that it would have to be somewhat interesting. I decided to casually ask for ideas on what he would like to see on his blog:
The answer was “just write like you always do”. And that, good reader, is what you will get today. I have decided to go with the theme of the recent blog entries and come up with the official colors of the Kingdom. Every Kingdom needs their presence known through flags and banners, showing their colors to be seen from near and far.
After a cursory evaluation of the site and favored colors (blog white, font black), I came up with three colors to represent the blog, the Matticus Royal Family and all other associated ventures. Excited for this new project, I gathered my materials:
What? You thought I could sew, or use MS Paint or something? What fun is that?
I decided to go with a tri-color tape manicure. First step is paint your entire nail with the lightest color you plan to use. In this case, it was Milani High-Speed Fast Dry in a Silver Metallic color (it appears to no longer be available, which explains the clearance price I got for it).
After that is completely dry, use tape to section off part of your nail and paint the un-taped area with the next level color. This is OPI Designer Series in Extravagance, a nice burgundy with rainbow micro-glitter. This part went well, better than my last attempt at a tape manicure with two colors. Just ignore the one slightly slanted line on that finger there. I SAID IGNORE IT.
Finally, after that coat is dry, I used tape again to make a diagonal line and painted the un-taped area with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Navy (also appears to be discontinued or limited edition; I am all about the clearance aisles). Here are the final results, with and without flash:
This was my first time using three colors and the diagonal lines started to waver some. Or a lot. I post all my self-manicure pictures with the disclaimer that they are messy, but I did try my best this time for the honor of the Kingdom. Seeing as they are new parents, I am going to say the messy lines represent not sweating the small stuff and maybe sleep deprivation.
There you have it. What I think to be the “official” colors of the Matticus Kingdom, whether they like it or not. What colors would you have chosen?
Thank you Matticus for letting me into the Kingdom today. Love the moat!
Marvelous! Not only do we now have official colors, but we also seem to have an offical crest/design/coat of arms… or nails, as the case may be. And what a glaring error on my part to not have put together a more formal banner for my kingdom and/or spruce up my little piece of the blogosphere with something more than white background and black font. I’d say I’ll get right on fixing that, but… well, I’ve got one little thing going on right now that is taking precedence over everything else. So, you’ll just have to deal with my lack of color, or just keep coming back to this post when you need some beyond black and white.
Or, you could always check out these great examples of “color” over in JC’s section of the blogosphere:
Also, with a little less color: