Saturday, August 15, 2009

Crayons...little men in colored suits!

I'm not sure what exactly prompted it, but I started thinking about crayons the other day. I always loved getting that fresh new box of crayons at the beginning of the school year. I would try so hard not to break them and keep them all neat and lined up in their box like little men in colored suits! It never failed by the end of the school year they were worn down bits n'pieces well used and loved just how crayons are meant to be! Even the box would be torn and squished. My favorite was when I would be given a deluxe box of 64 crayons with the built in sharpener in the box for my birthday or Christmas! Not only do I love seeing all the colors in one box, but I love reading their names and the smell of crayons, it's a comforting smell to me just like play dough and white paste!
Here's a favorite quote I love!
"Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination. "
~Robert Fulghum
amazing carved crayons! They sure make me want to try craving some!

Who knew there were so many amazing crayon artists,
click the links below to take a peek!

Artist Jeffrey Robert creates beautiful art all using a box of crayons!

Master Crayon Artist Don Marco

Artist Christian Faur uses wax crayons themselves as pixels to create imagery.

Whens the last time you got
out a box of crayons and colored?

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  1. I can smell crayons now...I love that smell,and play doh too!!
    the crayon artists are fabulous! thanks for sharing Aileen !

  2. What an awesome blog post Aileen.

  3. I love every word and every color of this wonderful post!! It describes my sentiments exactly!! I love the newness, the aroma, the possibilities of a new box of Crayola crayons! And Robert Fulghum is one of my fave authors! But I had never read this quote - thank you so much for writing and sharing this great entry!!