2.28.2011

Mosaic Monday

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend- mine was busy! Sorry this post is a bit late - but, better late than never I guess! Enjoy!

My creation

Interesting information about purple:

* Purple was the color of the first dye made by man. It was called "Mauveine" and was made out of coal tar. The recipe was discovered by William Henry Perkin in 1856.

* Purple represents the planet Jupiter.

* February is the month associated with the color purple and the birthstone for those born is February is amethyst.

* Purple Stones: Amethyst, Ametrine, Sugilite, Lavender Jade, Sugilite, Selenite, Iolite, Lavender Quartz, Lepidolite

* The Byzantine emperor signed edicts in purple ink.

* Leonardo da Vinci believed that the power of meditation increases ten times when done in a purple light, as in the purple light of stained glass.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

nice colour - i love the tidbits!

TheJoyofColor said...

Thanks Nicole i didn't know about purple being the first color, nice gallery

Mattos said...

thanks for the interesting info, pretty purple

laura evans/photography said...

love those colours ... warm, vibrant & makes me smile this morning :) ... hope you're having a fabulous week chica!