In cat internet speak, “I Haz Story.”
Now the goal is to fix all the little issues and add the things I forgot. Yes, I found a note in my writing journal of things I wanted to add or to clarify in this story. Everyone says to wait, wait, wait, let it sink in, so I am trying to, even though I want to get at it.
Even though there is pressure to clean all that up, the pressure to write new stuff has eased up. Thank you to everyone who chimed in last week about that. There was a wide variety of answers, and I listened to them all.
I wrote, but in a whole different category.
I added to my color posts originally written in 2010. Not only did I add to what was already there, but I also added new sections like Color History and Pigments & Dyes. In addition, I added more color words and organized them into categories such as light blue, dark blue, blue-greens, blue-violets, etc.
Some of the new info:
- Han purple was the first synthetic purple. It was invented in China around 700 BC.
- Madame de Pompadour often wore combinations of pale blue and pink. She even had a special pink created for her.
- Before the late 15th century, the color orange was called yellow-red.
- In Italy, yellow books (giallo) refer to crime novels. In 1929, translations of U.S. and British mysteries were given yellow covers.
- 18th and 19th century European artists commonly used “Mummy brown”, also called mommia and momie which was was made with white pitch, myrrh, and the ground-up remains of Egyptian mummies (both human and feline).
What color are you wearing right now?
cat image from raider of gin from Traralgon, Australia, Wikipedia.org
10/14/2015: edited to add direct links to the colors