Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I got crayons...

I'm doing something new. I've just joined an online class on MQResource. The class will be on Color and Design for Art Quilters. The first thing we needed to do was to get the supplies we would need. Since it has been years since I've purchased any crayons I needed to make a trip to our local Alco. I settled for the box of 96 with the sharpener since that's the largest box they had. I wonder what colors I'm missing by not being able to get the humongous box of 120 that some of the other gals are talking about? hummmm???
I'm sure I'll have just the right amount to choose from after all.
We will also be using paints so I needed to fill in just a couple colors.
This is the result of my shopping trip.

Well....ok....I take that back. The markers and the colored pencils are NOT on the list of supplies for the class...but they've been on my Want list for awhile now. I've read that I can use the washable markers when I need to mark my quilt designs. I'll give it a try.

I remember when I was a kid and each year I bought a brand spanking' new box of crayons. I used them constantly back then because they were the only art medium available for kids at that time. We didn't have markers or gel pens so our Crayola crayons were precious. I did a LOT of coloring!!
During the year I would tear that paper down bit by bit (very neatly around) till I used them right down to the stubbies. When it came time to get new ones I always wanted to buy the largest box I could get because only the big box of 48 had that one *Special* crayon.
My very favorite!!
Oh my goodness how my heart would sing when I'd open that box and look at all of them and then find *the one*. That most perfect crayon with its sharp point and all the paper neatly wrapped around it without a tear in sight. Aaahhhh!!!!
Isn't it just beautiful?
It could make any piece of paper just shine!!!

Happy heart today.... for many reasons. ....


  1. A girl after my heart. I always wanted the 48 box as well! Of course, my bright colors and greens were the first to go stubby! I can't wait to hear more about your new projects. I know you will do great!

  2. My white goes stubby, never could figure that out. I think it is the crayola gnomes... KalamaQuilts

  3. I've always loved crayons and coloring. My grandchildren have never wanted to color as much as I did though.


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