Day 227~366

Had a day out with Sophie today, we went to Tynemouth and did a Murder Hunt (like Cluedo meets Treasure Hunt), it’ll be a Fraggle report one day.  So pleased to find this lady along the way, to help with my project. 🙂

Hair colouring is the practice of changing the hair colour. The main reasons for this are cosmetic: to cover gray hair, to change to a colour regarded as more fashionable or desirable, to restore the original hair colour after it has been discoloured by hairdressing processes or sun bleaching. The dyeing of hair is an ancient art that involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. In ancient times, the dyes were obtained from plants.

The development of synthetic dyes for hair is traced to the 1860s discovery of the reactivity of para- phenylenediamine with air. Eugène Schueller, the founder of L’Oréal, is recognized for creating the first synthetic hair dye in 1907. In 1947 the German cosmetics firm Schwarzkopf launched the first home colour product, “Poly Color”. Hair dyeing is now a multibillion dollar industry that involves the use of both plant-derived and synthetic dyes.


Day 226~366

over at Global Colour Survey (you can click through that if you want a go)
you can answer some questions about what colours mean to you, for instance, which colour do you associate with happy, or with mourning, what’s your favourite etc. When you submit your answers you then see a list of the results so far, as to which is the top colour for each question, over 20,000 people have done this survey, and it’s fun/interestiing to see if your answers are different from the majority. It’s anonymous, you only have to give your age and gender and can choose to receive updates by email, or not.

The picture above could be my own answers, or they could be the list I saw, I’m not saying, in case you want to have a go yourself, 🙂

The items I shot, I chose for the colour, not the meaning, though some fit I think .


Day 224~366

The meaning of colours~3 Orange

Orange is the only color of the spectrum whose name was taken from an object, the popular fruit – the orange. In nature it’s the color of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, and many citrus fruits.

Orange symbolizes energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health. However, pure orange can be brass, it may suggest a lack of serious intellectual values and bad taste.

It’s worth noting that there are many shades of orange – and different meanings. Some may be more appealing to those who find orange difficult: terracotta or cayenne – a dark orange, persimmon – a red-orange, pumpkin – a pure orange, mango – a yellow orange, salmon – a pink orange, melon – a light orange.

Darker oranges offer a sense of comfort; some are spicy, some are earthy. Lighter oranges are soothing and healthy.


Day 223~ 366

The meaning of colours ~2

Green is no longer just a color. It’s now the symbol of ecology and a verb.

Since the beginning of time, green has signified growth, rebirth, and fertility. In pagan times, there was the “Green Man” – a symbol of fertility. In Muslim countries, it is a holy color and in Ireland, a lucky color. It was the color of the heavens in the Ming Dynasty.
There are more shades of green than that of any other color. Greens range from yellow-greens, such as lime and avocado greens, to those with a blue tinge (such as emerald).

Global Meanings of Green

Green is universally associated with nature.
Green symbolizes ecology and the environment.
Traffic lights are green all over the world.

Unique Meanings of Green in Different Cultures

In China, Green may symbolize infidelity. A green hat symbolizes that a man’s wife is cheating on him.
In Israel, green may symbolize bad news.
In Japan, the words for blue and green (“ao”) are the same.
In Spain, racy jokes are “green.”


Day 221~366

Selective colour is a digital process where by the photograph is rendered black and white while keeping chosen details in color. This effect draws the viewers’ attention to the colored areas, creating striking images.



Took ages to do and it’s not as easy as the you tube videos would have me believe! Might have another go tomorrow see if I can do it better. Depends on how much time I have.



Day 219~366

Well we partied on last night, with guitars and percussion and out of tune singing, we had dinner, and wine and whisky and cocktails

selfie by Lorraine, :)
selfie by Lorraine, 🙂

I am going to laugh at this picture forever. 🙂

And then we got up this morning.  Paul who arguably drank the most was perfectly fine, Lorraine and I probably matched him really and we were wobbly but functioning, Phil who was sensible and didn’t over do it was worse than any of us because he couldn’t sleep. Someone was snoring really loudly in his bed 😀 😀

But what a glorious sunny morning, we had breakfast al fresco, it was like being on holiday on the mediterranean.

And now it’s all gone again, summer is fleeting daily.

Complementary colours~blue & orange
Complementary colours~blue & orange


Day 214~366

Into August now and this month is about colours.

Today I did red.


Red Ted went to bed

He drank some tea

and then he read.

After, he lay down his head

and then ‘Goodnight to all’, he said.

(Some of my bloggy peeps have poems in their posts, so I thought I’d do one for them 😀