Tag: a-z challenge 2015

Z is for Zaffre #AtoZChallenge

Z is for Zaffre #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     Well, I’ve finally made it to the letter Z! I’ve chosen the colour Zaffre-a deep blue pigment made from oxidised cobalt. The word comes from the Italian zaffera, which in turn comes from the Latin word sapphrius, meaning ‘sapphire’ (a deep blue precious stone). Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and see my Polyvore creations. Symbolism Zaffre is also associated with the […]


Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘Y’ I have chosen the colour Yellow. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see a piece of my artwork and some polyvore creations and listen to my ‘Yellow’ playlist! Symbolism Yellow symbolises happiness and […]


X is for Xanadu #AtoZChallenge

X is for Xanadu #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     Oh no, the dreaded ‘X’ post! I had to rack my brains and do a bit of research to think of a colour for this one, but I finally discovered the colour Xanadu, a greenish gray that takes it’s name from the philodendron plant, whose leaves are the same colour. The plant was in turn named after the ancient Chinese city of the same name. […]


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W is for White #AtoZChallenge

W is for White #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘W’ I have chosen the colour White. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and read my white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake recipe. Symbolism White has long been a symbol of innocence and purity, the colour of angels and unicorns. It’s associated with religion as it represents goodness. Priests wear white and weddings and christenings often […]


V is for Violet #AtoZChallenge

V is for Violet #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘V’ I have chosen the colour Violet. Violet is a bright, vivid shade similar to purple that takes its name from the violet flower. Unlike purple, violet is a true colour because it has its own wavelength on the spectrum of visible light, while purple is only a composite colour (made from mixing red and blue). Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this […]


U is for Umber #AtoZChallenge

U is for Umber #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!       For the letter ‘U’ I have chosen Umber-a range of earthy brown shades, some of which are more yellow toned, some more gray and some more reddish (like burnt umber). It’s named after a natural earth pigment containing iron oxide and manganese oxide. In Italian this pigment is called terra di ombra, or ‘earth of Umbria’ (a mountainous region in Italy). It may also relate to the Latin word umbra, which means […]


T is for Turquoise & Teal #AtoZChallenge

T is for Turquoise & Teal #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘T’ I have chosen two of my favourite colours- Turquoise and Teal. Both colours are somewhere between blue and green, with turquoise being a brighter, bluer shade and teal being a darker, greener hue. Turquoise is named after a gemstone of the same name Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind these colours and see my Polyvore creations.  Symbolism Turquoise and teal […]


S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘S’ I have chosen the colour Scarlet-a very bright shade of red. It’s a colour often used in uniforms, royal dress and religious clothing. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and discover my recommended reads based on the colour scarlet! Symbolism Scarlet symbolises excitement, courage, force, passion, heat and joy. It’s sometimes linked with […]