Friday, March 21, 2014

The Great and Powerful A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!

DRUMROLL.

The time has come to reveal what the theme of the blog is going to be for this year's April A to Z challenge! For those of you who are (still) not familiar with this awesome whirlwind of blogness, you can find more information on it here, it's not too late to join the fun!

And now, without further ado: My theme for 2014 is...

TALES WITH COLORS.

I love colors. I love colorful things (in case the blog's title did not cue you in). This year, I am going to be posting about folktales, myths and legends that have something to do with a certain color of the day. The A to Z will be given by the colors, which is fun in itself: there are more colors (and especially names of colors) in the world than you could possibly imagine. Surely there will be at least one for every single letter in the alphabet. Right?... Right?

Happy A to Z, everyone! What's your favorite color? ;)


(Original photo is from here)

57 comments:

betty said...

Visiting from A/Z Theme Reveal; what a great theme with colors. My favorite color, as was my mom's, is blue. I knew of a lady where we used to live who did a lot with colors, what powerful colors were for people to wear for interviews, what colors to paint walls for in buildings, etc. She did a presentation one time that I listened to and it was absolutely fascinating!

Good luck with the challenge!

betty
http://viewsfrombenches.blogspot.com/

Aditi said...

OMG...I read colors and I thought can this be a coincidence! Well so glad to connect with you from A to Z! I have a similar theme up my sleeve...but it's fictional. I am fascinated by the so many colors that our vocabulary does not know! All the best and looking forward to your posts!

Aditi, A2Z participant.

MAJK said...

My favorite color is blue. I look forward to seeing how you spin this rainbow of colors throughout April.

*~MAJK~*
A-to-Z Challenge 2014
Mighty Minion of Co-Host Nicole Ayers
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mad_cat said...

Sounds like a fun challenge. I wish you the best of luck. My favorite color is Dark Teal.

Sara C. Snider said...

I love your idea. It's similar to my theme in that I'll also be posting about myth and folklore, but I will be focusing on creatures and people instead. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :)

Best of luck to you in the challenge! :)

Sophie Duncan said...

Cool theme :) I'm a big fan of purple myself! Good luck with the A to Z :)

Sophie
Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
Fantasy Boys XXX

J. Lenni Dorner said...

J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge theme reveal.
Great post. Looking forward to April!
@JLenniDorner

My favorite color varies, but presently is blue.
The Lenni Lenape have a legend about the Rainbow Crow, who is (*spoiler alert*) a black crow by the end of the story.

Sue McPeak said...

So looking forward to your what promises to be 'Colorful Posts'. As a former art teacher and watercolorist, there is no such thing as too much color in one's life. Bring It On! I've added you to my AtoZ BlogRoll...so I won't miss a single one of your posts.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Guilie Castillo said...

This is awesome, Csenge! Love the idea of colors for every letter of the alphabet--and I'll be curious to see which ones you come up with for, say, X :D Tied in to storytelling... it's a month-long treat!
Guilie @
Quiet Laughter: The Mighty Theme Reveal

Larry Kollar said...

Looking forward to a "colorful" series of posts! (I had to do that)

Sunkissed said...

Color filled theme for a colorful month. Lovely. Well let me tell you I am one confused person when it comes to my favorite color since it keeps changing with my mood which is on the go all the time.

I have revealed my theme too. Would appreciate a word or two on it.


Love Kripali
(AJ's wHooligans)
Sumptuous Living

M. J. Joachim said...

Very colorful idea - I'll bet your posts will be creative and filled with energy!

MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
Writing Tips
Effectively Human
Lots of Crochet Stitches


Shawn Yankey said...

Sounds like your theme has the potential to be very cool! Good luck in the challenge this year. I look forward to seeing how your color theme turns out. Laughing at Life 2

Ava Quinn said...

Checking out your reveal from the master linky list, and am so glad I did! It sounds fantastic!! :)

Michelle Irwin said...

I am particularly found of green, I will be checking back in. Good luck with A to Z.Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Granny Sue said...

Great idea! I may just follow suit and post stories/about stories that are about...hmmmm....have to think on that...

Rebekah Loper said...

Colors are fun! Surely there are enough color names in different languages, especially, to work for the letters.

I have a hard time picking my favorite color - I usually go back and forth between blue, red, and purple. Note that they're all related, though :P.

Beverly Fox said...

You know, it doesn't actually surprise me that there are 26 different names of colors. It WOULD surprise to learn that I knew more then 10 5 of them already. Needless to say, this is going to be educational for me.

Thanks so much for co-hosting this!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Beautiful idea! I don't know if I have a favorite color. I like grass and sage green, sky blue, and sunset orange. :)

Mary Garrett said...

I LOVE your theme! and the photo!

I'm keeping my theme vague and eclectic, "Storytelling and Life" -- since it is my first time, and I am in that retired "broad margin to my life" mind-set.

I did "borrow" the idea to begin compiling ideas to make it a bit easier to keep up once April 1 arrives.

Ida Chiavaro said...

I always cop out and say my favourite colour is the rainbow and every colour in between. It will be interesting to see how you tie each colour to each tale
Reflex Reactions

M said...

Indigo!

~MPL

Samantha Geary Jones said...

I LOVE this! What a clever idea. I can NOT wait to see what you come up with, Csenge!
WriterlySam
resident bartender for A to Z Theme Reveal Party!

S.K. Anthony said...

Ooh this is unique! I like your idea for a theme.

I love blue ;)

SD Neeve said...

Loving your theme, so much so I shall be back on the April 1st.

Oh, and I love any earth colours. Green, brown etc. :)

Silvia Villalobos said...

There is so much mood and feeling in colors. Sounds beautiful. I'm looking forward to reading your A-Zs.
Silvia @
SilviaWrites

J.L. Campbell said...

I'm thinking that just the names of 26 colours will be interesting enough to hold my attention.

Roshni AaMom said...

sounds very interesting! I hope to follow your stories!

Roshni (fellow participant)
http://www.indianamericanmom.com)

Nicole said...

The mash-up of colors and myths/folktales that you picked for your theme sounds like it's going to be a fun and informative read!

My anticipation for it lies in the possibility that readers will be able to learn something that they can teach to their children or nieces and nephews.

~Nicole Ayers
#atozchallenge Co-Host
The Madlab Post

Nana Prah said...

I love colors. Maybe not orange, but everything else is good. Great theme.
Nana Prah

Teresa said...

My favorite color is Carolina blue. Looking forward to reading your posts.

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Well, good news for all of you people who claimed blue: B is for Blue, and it is proving to be quite a fun post to write :) That's your spoiler of the day, come back for more in April! :)

Tina said...

Wonderful idea! I love color, though it's funny, I tend to wear a lot of black. My favorite is turquoise, and I have a lot of jewelry in that color. I like to accessorize...
Thanks for hosting this wonderful bloghop! Go Team Damyanti!
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

Jetgirlcos said...

Ooh...I love colors and I love your idea. Looking forward to reading these :-) jetgirlcos visiting via Forty, c'est Fantastique

D Biswas said...

A colorful, April in the spring sunshine! Love your theme, Csenge!

And a word of thanks-- though no words would be enough. Thank you for hosting this reveal, and for the tireless work you're doing behind the scenes for the A to Z Challenge! Lovely to have you on the team!!!

Swathi Shenoy said...

good luck for d challenge :-) waiting for ur colorful posts :-)

http://swathishenoy.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Albom said...

Great theme idea - and it sounds challenging too. It will be some colorful fun.

Beloo Mehra said...

What a colourful theme it is! Looking forward to the posts. And thanks for adding some colour to all your readers' lives :)

Michelle Wallace said...

I'm a multi-coloured, rainbow nation girl!
Looking forward to your colourful posts!
Writer In Transit

Leovi said...

Genial! A theme very original!

Lady Jai said...

Colors are wonderful! Can't wait to read about them. :)

LadyJai
My A to Z Challenge
Caring for my Veteran

Sharon Himsl said...

This could be really interesting. I'll check back :)

Jemima Pett said...

I'm cracking up - I thought I'd already posted on your theme reveal! Love the idea and looking forward to some lovely colourful fairy tales!

Jemima
#TeamDamyanti
Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

Jillian Lisa Pearl said...

Your theme gets five gold stars! I love colors. *leans over and whispers* I still like to color. Coloring books and a box of 120 Crayolas, nothing better.

It sounds like you are an experienced A-Z participant. This is my first year attempting the feat. I'm feverishly finishing my posts so that I can enjoy visiting everyone else.

See you around the blogging water cooler — Jillian from over at jillianlisapearl.com

David Brawley said...

Looking forward to see where you'll be taking the topic!

Anna Tan said...

There are way more colours than I can remember.

I think my favourite is purple. At the moment. It used to be red, and maybe blue, but it changes around for some reason.

Looking forward to your colourful tales!

anna
Deeply Shallow

Gail Park said...

What a tease of a reveal! So many ways you could go. Have you ever read the books by Hilary McKay on the Casson Family? They are juvenile fiction, but so good! The mother is an artist and named all her children after colors: Indigo, Saffron, even Permanent Rose! very fun. Gail at Making Life An Art

Miss Alister said...

Oh yum! I could eat myths and legends, I love them so much. And with 26 of your chosen ones wearing their unique colors like boutonnieres, well! it is all too pleasantly much! Very clever idea. I’ll be round for a lovely April feast!
Miss A

Carrie-Anne Foster said...

Oooo, this will be a great follow! Looking forward to what you come up with!

That Dizzy Chick

Andi-Roo TheWorldForRealz said...

Zowie -- what an original and fun theme! My favorite color is pink, but really I love the whole rainbow and can't wait to see how you do this. I'll def. be checking back in!

I'm participating in AtoZ, as well. My topic is writing in general and my current work-in-progress in particular. See you around!

Service From Heart said...

What a colorful idea!

I love every color, and for some things - some colors are more appealing...

Flowery dresses for spring, summer, autumn, down-to-earth elegant colors for professional attire.

White curtains of windows, Colorful scarves...

Rainbow colors of vegetables & fruits ...

so happy!

Li said...

Following. Happy A to Z!!!

Lena Lawson said...

looking forward to following you through it :) all the best

from Lena @ unwaveringme.blogspot.com

Michele Truhlik said...

Great theme! Can't wait to read about all the colors. I LOVE color!! What's really going to be fun is seeing all the different names of colors! There's really one that starts with X?? Can't wait! This is my first time doing the A-Z challenge and it hasn't even started and I'm having so much fun!

Christine London said...

My favourite colour is rainbow ;)

A-Z Challenge partner, Christine London here---just dropping by to see if the madness has yet set in (even before we begin) What is "A" for? Hmm...
Hope to see you around the A-Z April world.
Christine

Tena Carr said...

Looking for way to follow via email....

Tena Carr said...

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