Meg at Elsie Marley (check it out – great photos and craft ideas) sent out an invite for a fall-inspired “Color Week.” This is where participants post photos each day of a certain color. For this upcoming round, Meg has selected her favorite fall colors from a box of Crayola Crayons.
Sore subject, that big box of Crayola Crayons. As a kid I had one goal every August – negotiate for more crayons when back-to school shopping. I would first pause to drool over my coveted prize – that HUGE box of 120. Do you remember that box? It was wonderful. It had every color imaginable…ones like seafoam and cornflower and brick red. That was definitely aiming too high. So I’d then select the box of 48 and explain how it was necessary for the more refined art projects we were sure to have in third grade. My mom would compare the prices, drop the box of 12 in our cart and cheerfully suggest, you can blend them. NOooo another school year filled with fruitless attempts to blend 12 crayons to get flesh tones. WHy WHY??
What memories does a box of Crayola crayons bring back for you? In looking for pictures of crayon colors I stumbled across this blog entry from Colour Lovers. The RGB swatches for the box of 120 is awesome, and a good cheat sheet for Elsie Marley’s upcoming color challenge. What is your favorite crayon color? Mine is midnight blue because there was something elusive about it – I could never recreate it by blending my blue and black crayons.