Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jinx Cat Portrait and the Color Purple

"Jinx" the Cat

This week I have been craving the color purple. It is a shade I usually tend to avoid because unless you handle it properly it can and will look a wee bit girlish. When I was a child violet was my favorite shade ... I guess it is a favorite of many young girls.
I really love how meaty and tough this lavender looks (above) when combined with the orange in Jinx's background.

Color Trivia:
• Tyrian purple, also known as royal purple, imperial purple or imperial dye, is a purple-red dye which was first produced by the ancient Phoenicians. The dye substance occurs naturally, but must be harvested by humans. It consists of a fresh mucus secretion from the hypobranchial gland of a medium-sized sea snail.

In the Star Trek universe, Klingons have purple blood.

• In his hit song "Dang Me," Roger Miller sings these lines:

Roses are red, violets are purple
Sugar is sweet and so is maple surple .

"Purple haze all in my brain
Lately things just don't seem the same
Actin funny, but I don't know why
scuse me while I kiss the sky
Purple haze all around" - Jimmy Hendrix

Purple was Frank Zappa's favorite color.

Purple is associated with Saturday on the Thai solar calendar. Anyone may wear purple on Saturdays and anyone born on a Saturday may adopt purple as their color.

Please post a comment and share your own thoughts or trivia on purple. Come on ... don't be a shrinking violet ... leave us a comment laced in lavender.

3 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

I love the color purple. Jinx is awesome and those eyes are mesmerizing!

other songs with purple in their title.....

"Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley
"Purple Rain" by Prince
"Purple Stain" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Purple Hills" by D12
"Pale Purple" by Ani DiFranco

Moira said...

Who could forget Donny Osmond's famous purple socks?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexrcastro/420504860/in/set-72157594587078642/

Rebecca said...

Hi gals ... thanks so much for adding to the lavender list, my purple post, my violet voice.