Club Creative Studio celebrates the love of color in this TNT (This-N-That) post today. On July 04, 2012 the colors of focus in America were certainly Red, White and Blue. But, out of all of the other colors around and included in a box of crayons we can appreciate so many more.
What can we learn from a box of crayons?
We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. ~Robert Fulghum
Life is about using the whole box of crayons. ~RuPaul
Stop counting crayons, just draw pictures. ~Mark Scharenbroich
A box of new crayons! Now they’re all pointy, lined up in order, bright and perfect. Soon they’ll be a bunch of ground down, rounded, indistinguishable stumps, missing their wrappers and smudged with other colors. Sometimes life seems unbearably tragic. ~Bill Watterson
If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone. ~Robert Fulghum
Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon. ~Peter Lyn
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
Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons. ~Al Hirschfel
Give crayons. Adults are disturbingly impoverished of these magical dream sticks. ~Dr. SunWolf
Beauty without colour seems somehow to belong to another world. ~Murasaki Shikibu
Art is your personal diary where you may color your thoughts and emotions on a page. ~Sara, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999
Coloring outside the lines is a fine art. ~Kim Nance
Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the eight-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s okay though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the eight-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean, there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation, so when I meet someone who’s an eight-color type I’m like, “hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “no – I want magenta!” ~John Mayer
Colors are the smiles of nature. ~Leigh Hunt
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. ~G.K. Chesterton
I wish I were a white crayon, that way no one could use me. ~Author Unknown
Certain peer pressures encourage little fingers to learn how to hold a football instead of a crayon. Rumors circulate around the schoolyard: kids who draw or wear white socks and bring violins to school on Wednesdays might have cooties. I confess to having yielded to these pressures. ~Chris Van Allsburg
My childhood smells like a box of Crayola crayons. ~Terri Guillemets
If people want to make war they should make a color war, and paint each others’ cities up in the night in pinks and greens. ~Yoko Ono
Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid. ~Jules Feiffer
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. ~Claude Monet
I think the names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it’s at its most powerful. ~A.S. Byatt
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block. ~Paul Gauguin
Biographical sketch, in fugitive crayons, of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford ~John Pinkerton, 1799
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. ~Pablo Picasso
Poured a cup of hot sepia coffee in a wisteria flowered mug, dandelion sunshine spilling through the periwinkle sky. ~Terri Guillemets
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. ~Winston Churchill
My skin is kind of sort of brownish
Pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green,
But I’m told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown,
But it’s silver when it’s wet.
And all the colors I am inside
Have not been invented yet.
~Shel Silverstein, “Colors”
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. ~Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Pink is not just a color, it’s an attitude. ~Author Unknown
Red is passion-lit, orange is flowerageous, yellow is suntastic, pink is lipsensual, green is lifebursting, blue is skyful, purple is berrydancing, gray is cloudrainy. ~Terri Guillemets
Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. ~Allen Klein
Do you have a favorite quote about color?
- Life is Like a Box of Crayons (goodliferoad.com)