Rainbow scarves

Hello my friends. Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my new look blog!
As you will see, the blog isn't the only thing having a makeover.
Check out my new hair! Ta da!!
I'm not sure how I arrived at this post. I have been inspired by Anne of SpyGirl's Pantone colour post, although I was too late for that, and now the current topic is a post influenced by a book or "Reading between the lines" which made me think of this post about stripes, and this post telling the story of a scarf.
I also have been thinking about Sacremento of Mispapelicos's ShareinStyle Scarves which reminded me of two of my posts, waiting for love(the above story of a scarf) and scarf play (where I play making headwraps).
I do a lot with scarves!
I'm also wearing a new dress to me, with beautiful detail around the waist, in a colour very close to the Marsala Pantone Colour of the Year.
I have a lovely book about colour and how all the pigments and dyes were created around the world.

So put all that in the mix and of course out pops a completely new post about colour, specifically rainbows.

(some colours I could have filled with 4 or 5 scarves!)
I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives. Billy Connolly

calls subtly, seductively
and klaxonically shouts
...at the same time
Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast. So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish

sunburnt country
turns orange
in the heat
Drive, guy. That green light isn't going to get a deeper green. It'll only ripen and turn yellow. Jarod Kintz

how can one colour
be the symbol for happiness
and for cowardice?


I've learnt to gather simplicity from grasshoppers. I like their naïve indecisive minds never knowing exactly when to stop chirping, and I envy their ability to be able to mingle with the green... Munia Khan

my favourite green
is spring green
newborn bouncy elastic green


I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes. Yves Saint Laurent

sad music
that makes people happy

Indigo (or thereabouts)

His eyes were that colour you can't see in the rainbow. Indigo. Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

exotically rare
mysterious, magical
and ever so slightly confusing
Sir Richard, life is a game in which the player must appear ridiculous. Violet Crawley, Downton Abbey


old fashioned name

reminiscent of shrinking,

inflate little violet

you too can be purple!

(Both dress $12 and earrings $8 were thrifted. All scarves thrifted except the green and last violet - retail, and blue - gift. Painting and haircut by me!)


I was feeling triumphant having cut my hair at the right time of the year for once, when the weather turned cold on me. Never mind, a perfect excuse for a colourful head wrap!
PS. taken when I had hair because...lazy! You get the picture:-)

I leave you with the rainbow hues in my colour washed painting of Life.

Enjoy a colourful time until we meet again.

Keep on creating!

Jazzy Jack

Linking to SpyGirl and MisPapelicos.

Come on over and see Anne dressed in a bookish striped scarf, and Sacremento radiant in stripes using Furoshiki to make a bag out of a scarf. How amazing are my friends ...and scarves!!

Update: Linking to StyleCrone to give her a Hat Attack with my scarf hat, and to Monday Mingle looking at Summer.



  1. Oh, this post is 7 ways wonderful. Dance of the 7 ROYGBIV veils! Hurrah! The book looks very yummy -- I DO love color! You outdid yourself on this one, thank you so much for linking!
    And, your short hair looks great. xxox

  2. Some people shut themselves into a grey box for too long. Your blog inspires me to break out of my box and see all the wonderful colours of the world again! Thank you! I'll never look at my scarves the same way again. Always like your hair, any which way, but this looks so easy to dress up. :) :)

  3. What fun with scarves AND colour....enjoyed the quotes and all your additions and pictures especially the newborn green and its floating pennant scarf. They must have enjoyed escaping from the drawer to fly! Enjoy feeling cool with your new haircut. D&M xxxx

  4. thank you for that post!!
    you know i´m totally into colors, not only for wearing them. love how you found sentences for every tone. that books looks very interesting - i think the cover pic is a window of the palace "hawa mahal" in jaipur - it was amazing being inside with all the colored light shining thru its many windows :-) if one loves color india is the place to be!!!!
    your dress is a beauty! you look awesome in it. and your almost not there hair makes for an big eyed, open face - beautiful!
    dreamy art!!!!!
    hugses! xxxxxxxxx

  5. Thank you so much for this chance to link up, my friend

  6. Upppppppppssssssss, sorry Jazzy. it was meant for Anne, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    Never mind, lol
    I love your new hair ( I can see your lovely face better)
    Are you on Instagram?
    Do not forget to vote on Thursday, my friend; also the day of Victor´s operation.

  7. Oh my, so many colorful scarves! And the book sounds rather AWESOME! I want it! Don't know if we have it here in Bulgaria :(
    Love your crazy hairdo, I'm all for chopping hair ^_^
    Is yellow a symbol of cowardice? Didn't know that, I love yellow O_O It's my favorite!

  8. Beautiful, creative, dynamic, sexy! Both you in your new dress with your new cut - and your amazing post! Loved it! I love colors, getting more and more colorful as I get older. I would love to have this book - will look it up! Love xxxx

  9. What a fabulous post! Loving the colours, the poetry and quotations, the photos, the scarves, and the cool new hair! xxx

  10. I always love your play with words. I love elastic green too!

  11. That hair looks fun and easy!

    I must ask you, after you comment on my blog...what exactly does gender queer mean? I tried to Google it but really got nowhere.


  12. What a fun post! You look sassy and happy in your new hair cut and it really brings focus to your eyes. As you probably know I am obsessed with colour so I was riveted to your images and words. I also kept thinking, that dress is so cute on her! Final two thoughts: I wish I looked like you do in a head wrap. I wish I was good at linking up to share ins like you are.

  13. It's time to vote on Share in Style, dear friend.

  14. Interesting, I've been thinking to make a "rainbow" post but featuring not a specific garment but outfits. And here you are with your rainbow-y scarfs! Beautiful post, love all those colours and their short poetic descriptions. Can't imagine myself with such a haircut but on you it looks nice.

  15. Your new hair cut is spectacular! And your post on scarves spoke to me, as I'm a scarf lover too. I adore your headwrap! Thank you for sharing your talent and beauty with Hat Attack.

  16. I love seeing all your scarves! More than the fixed photos though, I love how much fun the process would have been, spinning and fluttering. Cowardice and happiness in one colour - yes, that IS curious. Your haircut looks fantastic, like you're ready for anything.

  17. Hi. I am stopping by from The Hat Attack. I am big fan of the scareves too. And colours... that is big topic for me. I was wearing so long time just black colour. Now I am trying to go out from my comfort zone and wear more colours.o) Thank you for your article, it is interesting. P.S.: Why is burgundy change to marsala? Or it is different colour? I don´t get it.


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