Sleepy thoughts

I woke up this morning thinking about one of my favourite products from the Simpsons – “Much Ado about Stuffing”. Why do these things pop into your head? (Okay, I know these thoughts are called hypnopompic thoughts, just like those crazy thoughts you have while falling asleep are called hypnogognic thoughts, but I wonder where … Read more

Mineral make-up – Part 7: Purple using ultramarine purple

Purples are lovely colours, and you make pretty much any variation you want by using the right iron oxides (well, ultramarines and manganeses) and micas. This week we’re going to focus on purples made with ultramarine purple. (Next week we’ll use manganese violet and the week after that, variations using iron oxide blue, ultramarine pink, … Read more