Monday, March 29, 2010

Crayons are Underrated

Why do we stop coloring when we grow up?
What happened to all the coloring books and markers and crayons?
Did it stop being fun?
Or do we just have better, more grown-up things to do with our time?

Last night I went over to Katey's house for a cup of tea. And you know what I did?
I brought my 96 pack of Crayolas (why yes, I do have a built in sharpener!),
and two sketch pads.
Then I declared "we must color while we sip our tea."
And so we did.

I drew a disproportionate Alice in Wonderland teacup. Then I decided that it needed to have a spout. Then I decided that it was a teacup-like gravy boat. ... I have no clue.

Next came the shroom. AKA toadstool. And I have no idea what's up with all the pink and purple, because I don't even like pink and purple. They just came to me.

Determined to get away from pink and purple, I decided green was a good choice. Which, naturally, led me to draw a mermaid tail.

... I think Katey drew a normal woodland scene or something. Her drawing made sense. haha!

When's the last time you used a crayon? It was probably way too long. Go find some and color a picture! You don't have to stay in the lines. ;-)


  1. Hmm, perhaps the tea was spiked? :o) I love coloring. In my teen years, my friend and I would just sit, chat and color because it was so therapeutic. Now that I have two kids, there's lots of opportunity to get down with the Crayolas.
    I agree, you're never too old, it's a lot of fun.

  2. What a wonderful post! I think your crayon drawing is a complete masterpiece, and you make a really good point. Now that I think about it, I don't even own any crayons. I've got to do something about that. Thanks for the reminder that it's always fun to bust out the colors. ;-)

  3. i love your masterpiece! my kids don't like to color too much. i don't know why. maybe i should do it with them more often. it's always more fun to do something with someone else rather than by yourself.


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