Thursday, November 20, 2008

crayola box of colors


Taylor didn't have a photo so I'm going solo tonight
I had a vacation day today and it was so nice to able to be outdoors during the day light hours. I spent a lot of time trying the self portrait challenge and while I was outdoors I found other things of interest to photograph. For one this poplar leaf - isn't it the cutest little leaf you've ever seen? I also noticed there are still a lot of berries on the hearts a poppin bush and the leaves on it have turned a sort of pale, pale green - what crayola calls Spring Green. I think the hearts a poppin is one of the most interesting plants with their bright red capsule that splits open revealing four shinny red berry- like seeds. What crayon would you use to color hearts a poppin - Crimson, Rouge, Scarlet, Torch Red, Brick Red, Wild Watermelon, or Cerise? I would say the outer part is deep Cerise (a color Crayola added to their crayon box in 1993 - it was one of the colors named by consumers) and the berries a red orange. For the tiny poplar leaf I might use Antique Brass, Goldenrod, Sunglow, Raw Sienna and maybe a little Indian Red*. Don't you just crayola colors - what's your favorite color name?
* Interesting tidbit - Indian Red was renamed Chestnut in 1999 in response to educators who felt some children wrongly perceived the crayon color was intended to represent the skin color of Native Americans. The name originated from a reddish-brown pigment found near India commonly used in fine artist oil paint.

11 comments:

Edi Style said...

Framboise ? Would it smell like it too :-)

Orange Pattern said...

What? Others taking cell phone pics? Hooray! Lovely blog. I'll visit often. And thank you for your kind words on mine...

Donna said...

These are so vivid...just beautiful

Kath said...

The little leaf is so cute. I would colour my heart with periwinkle. It is my favourite crayon!

ELK said...

is there an aqua or turquoise that would be mine ~leaves are really small miracles and you have captured them well

leaca said...

beautiful shots girls.

Christina said...

These pictures, are gorgeous! Lovely, hues. ; )

andie said...

Yummy coloring in both these shots.

Toni said...

I love the pics. I haven't seen a box of crayons in so long, I have no idea what the color names are any more. Do they have a plain red?? =)

robin bird said...

oh! what a rich post! i was captured by the photos initially while cruising through the days i have missed but the post itself is just delightful! it made me want to go and purchase a box of crayolas, sit here in front of my screen and compare notes :)

Relyn said...

Periwinkle was always my favorite color growing up because I loved saying the name of it. That coppery bronze was the actual color I liked best though.

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