Week 44: Purple

I’m not gonna lie: I slacked this week.  On a color challenge.  Don’t worry – I’m disappointed in myself.  At least I had fun slacking off.  My weekend was filled with spending time with family and I’ve been out and about every night after work.  Sorry excuses but it’s the truth.  Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.

Well… that sounds a bit extreme but you get the drift.  I’ve been busy.

Here is my purple:

Week 44: Purple

Paco to the rescue.  And PodMate as these are from her art supply.  Out of a box 64 crayons, there are six purple crayons.  Seven if you count periwinkle.  Eight including lavender (it looks a bit more pink to moi).  Twelve percent of the crayons are hues of purple.  Seems a bit excessive to me but I dig the names: Plum.  Purple Mountains’ Majesty.  Wisteria.  Orchid.

Have you seen some of the new names of crayons?  There’s a Macaroni and Cheese orange.  Asparagus green.  Tickle Me Pink pink.  Dandelion yellow.  Timberwolf gray.  Wild Strawberry red.  Granny Smith Apple green.  Mauvelous… well, mauve.  I automatically pictured my DAd doing his Billy Crystal impersonation: “It’s mah-velous.  Simply mah-velous!”

There’s already a few purple photos up on the flickr group so go check them out.  Next week’s challenge is “hat”.  I have some ideas so here’s to hoping I have some down time to actually play with the kahuna.

Good luck to the Challengers – only eight more weeks left!

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June 23, 2010 - 9:36 am

Melissa - love it! Mac and Cheese is one of my favorite crayon names ever! When I was a kid they introduced new colors and you could write in and submit your suggestion for a name. Most of the newer names came from kids!

June 23, 2010 - 9:13 pm

katie o. - i can’t believe i haven’t commented yet. i really do love this photo. it’s so simple, but it says so much.
you know, PURPLE!

June 23, 2010 - 11:30 pm

Dawn - I love this picture! I think it’s adorable, and I never would have thought of it.

June 24, 2010 - 5:52 am

shutterboo - I think Crayola still does that. I know I wouldn’t have thought of macaroni and cheese for a crayon.

June 24, 2010 - 5:53 am

shutterboo - Si. Very purple. I was a total slacker though.

June 24, 2010 - 5:54 am

shutterboo - I grab Susan’s crayons all of the time. Like she should consider charging me two cents every time I reach for them. She’d have that box paid off in no time and the probably be able to buy herself a lunch. The sad thing is I have my own box of crayons. But who wants to mess with a 25 when your neighbor has 64?!

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