Monday, February 4, 2013

If You Think You're Too Old For These Then You're Just Plain Too Old!

One of the greatest delights of my childhood was the beginning of the new school year when, with our new school supplies, we always got a BRAND NEW BOX OF CRAYONS. (My favorite colors were always magenta and cornflower blue. I'd LOVE for you to leave comments here and tell me what YOUR favorite colors were.)

Well, I'm almost 59 and I'll tell you what -- I'm about to go out and get a new box of crayons. Do that for someone for their birthday, you know give it to the person who gets a diamond bracelet from someone else and wrap up in bright colorful paper and lots of ribbons a new box of crayons (They now have boxes of 96 which just dazzles me all to bits but I think I'd feel overwhelmed. I think.) as well as a cheap pad of paper. The recipient of said gift will likely love the diamond bracelet but be DELIGHTED by the crayons and immediately hunt for their favorite colors and set to drawing. I always got in trouble because I would color the trees orange with purple leaves and a magenta sky and cornflower blue grass and the nuns would have fits with me and say, "YOU WILL NEVER BE AN ARTIST." Clearly they had NO idea what makes a REAL artist!

If the person does not get excited about the crayons take them back, say you can't be friends anymore, and go home and color. Trust me, life is short and you don't need friends that have forgotten how to play. 

I am making up a whole new set of rules about who is friend-worthy or not. And I'm going to start having a lot more fun in the process!


  1. I bought one of those 96 boxes a good while back, and a coloring book too, but I think I should just pull out that tablet of water color paper I've had for years and go to town! :)

  2. Oh man! The smell of a new box of Crayolas is a wondrous thing! I remember when I was 9 or 10 I got the box of 72--not 64 but 72. I think it was like a special edition box or something. Gonna have to look for the box of 96. It's been a while.

  3. PPPPPPPPuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrppppppplllllllllleeeeeee
    that's my color!!!!

  4. Brown Bee, you go on with yer bad self! Break out those crayons, have at it!!! I'm doing some mixed media and I can guarantee you crayons will be a part of it!!!

    And Maureen, oh yea, the smell, the smell! I seem to have this vague memory that there was a box of 72 somewhere along the line but I don't remember it lasting long and that's not many more than the 64 so maybe it was a special edition. I might have to get my pug team of investigators on this!

    Willllllllooooooowwwwwww, PPPPPPuuuuuurrrrrpppplllleeee! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!

    I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!! :D

  5. Wouldn't you know it I never could settle on a favorite color....I'm a spice of life kind of gal...I want and play with them all!!!!!