Sometimes, because I am an adult, I do adultish things like buy a house with hardwood floors and put down area rugs. This doesn’t sound like an interesting premise for a blog post, but I promise it actually is because here is my bedroom floor:
Why yes, those are X-wings on my floor. Ruggable has an entire line of licensed Star Wars rugs that are amazing, not to mention washable. When I discovered this, I immediately talked my husband into buying one (to be fair, it was not difficult). Did I buy Star Wars rugs for my kids’ rooms? No, I bought one for my room.
I actually really liked the red TIE Fighter Houndstooth one best, but the Rogue Squadron color scheme was better for the room. Plus, X-wings. X-wings! On my floor!
Aaaand then my husband bought the Millenium Falcon one for our office.
Then he was looking for something to put on the wall in there. When I said it should be something appropriate for the background of a Zoom call, naturally he showed me these from Displates. They are metal posters, super easy to hang.
So now we have lightsabers on our wall, too.
I think Ahsoka’s is my favorite but there are several awesome ones. (I would love a Mara Jade magenta one…)
How do you guys incorporate Star Wars (or your own fandom) into your interior decorating??Or is it just me?
Welcome back to our Star Wars coloring book club, where Kiri at Star Wars Anonymous and I color the same image every month to compare and contrast.
I hope you all had a good Star Wars Day yesterday! I wore R2-D2 socks at work 🙂
For this pattern, I was going to do my normal three- or four-color palette, but I got bored partway through and kept adding more colors. I was originally going to do all the X-wings in blue, but after I did one, I changed my mind. I remembered that many of the Rebels’ and Resistance’s fighter squads are named after colors, so I went with a rainbow theme to showcase all the different squads that helped take down the Death Stars (and Starkiller Base).
Some of the well-known squadrons include:
Blue Squadron (present at the Battle of Scarif)
Black Squadron (Poe Dameron’s group present at Starkiller Base)
Red Squadron (Luke Skywalker’s group present at the first Death Star)
Gold Squadron (actually a Y-wing group, but also present at the Battle of Scarif and the first Death Star)
You can also see a red pencil mark at the bottom of the page; that’s from when I was coloring the picture on the opposite page! Oops. Hilariously, I accidentally made a mark on the other page while I was coloring this one…
For next month, I used Kiri’s trick of opening the book to a random page. But this one looks pretty interesting:
Welcome back to our Star Wars coloring book club. This month by request we have the cover image.
Honestly, I didn’t feel nearly as creative or inspired doing this one as I did with the past ones. I just tried to make everything as accurate to The Empire Strikes Back as possible; I looked up images of R2 and Luke’s X-wing and clothes to get the color schemes right.
My basic idea was to keep the background dark, and then have Yoda be light, creating a focal point with a kind of halo effect. I do like how the background came out, but I feel like I colored the X-wing too dark. I also did the border in a gold color, which kind of mirrors the book cover that has gold details.
The hardest part was coloring the planet at the top (which I assume is Dagobah). I wanted to do some land and some sea, but it was really hard to tell what connected with what!
Check out Kiri’s similar interpretation of this picture over at her blog Star Wars Anonymous. Next month we’ll be doing the Salacious Crumb pic that’s about 2/3 of the way through the book. Feel free to join in!
To my Christian readers, a very Happy Christmas. As we celebrate Christ’s birth, I hope you find the warmth of His peace in your homes and hearts. And to all those celebrating this season, whatever the holiday, I wish you bright joy in the midst of the cold and dark.
I will be spending the day with family, and eating these delicious goodies I made (including anise and orange springerles–the orange ones have chocolate on the back!)