My favorite childhood pastimes certainly were a sign that I would grow up to love crafting. What is it about a new box of Crayolas that I find so hard to resist? I love the rows of colorful points.
I still describe colors by their Crayola name. I loved those descriptive names. Most of my favorites were pastels: sky blue, sea green, lavender, carnation pink, periwinkle. And how many shades of brown were in that box of 64 crayons?
Of course to go with crayons, you must have coloring books. I think there must have been a coloring book for every show on TV. Most of the books I remember having were more basic and of course the holiday books.
I remember a summer day when I took my coloring books and my coffee can of crayons to the picnic table in the front yard. After coloring for a while, I left my crayons and books on the table and went off to play. I forgot about picking up my things until late in the day. When I went to get them, I found a coffee can half full of melted, colorful wax! I was so sad. I truly treasured my crayons.
Would you like to color with me? ♥