Well, among the other 3 squillion things I am doing at any given time, I am in charge of a national event, for which these are the awards. Now the awards ones are just your basic gold and silver, but the volunteers for the event get one in a different color. The chair of the event chooses the color.
Now, it's no great secret among the ARM faithful that I love paintwork. I relish the process of picking a color for a car, deciding if it needs stripes or airbrush artistry. Love. It. I mean, I could live in the House of Kolor booth at SEMA. No, really.
When it came time to pick my color for this, I decided it needed to be deep purple. Metallic deep purple. I contacted the person casting these for me and told her that and she said she could try to come up with something. Hmmmm. I told her if she could spray it, I would just go get car paint. She can and away I went.
Now, the place i have been going for YEARS for car paint closed, so a bit of scrambling around later and I landed in automotive paint heaven. I'm not going to lie, guys and gals, I could have stayed there all day making a mental note of all the dizzying array of colors this shop had.
In the end I walked out with the perfect purple shade with red and blue microflake in it. It is on the way to the caster now and I am so excited to see it on these medallions.