47. The Crayola Crayon Box

:taste the rainbow:

:taste the rainbow:


When I was growing up, we had very few art supplies in my house. However, the one thing we always had was a large box (or two) of Crayola crayons. These crayons seem harmless, but my house had many adventures with the 96 colors we possessed.


Or once possessed.


From when I was born until I was 12, my family had a dog named Lucy. Our theory is that she literally had a screw loose in her brain. She was a crazy dog. This is not Lucy, but it looks a lot like her.

:lucy had more of a crazy look in her eyes:

:lucy had more of a crazy look in her eyes:

One day, my brother and I had been coloring. We accidentally left a box of crayons out on a table. This was our precious 96-crayon box. Sharpener included.

:celebrated 96 king-size box - with built in sharpener!:

:celebrated 96 king-size box - with built in sharpener!:

Ten minutes later, we came back into the room. Lucy had eaten all 96 crayons, plus the sharpener. For months, our backyard was covered in piles of rainbow-colored shit. We never found the sharpener.

:i'm sorry, i had to:

:i'm sorry, i had to:

Now, let’s talk crayons. Enough storytelling. Crayola is just so creative, friends. There are so many colors! Not just red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. They didn’t even stop at red-violet, violet-red, red-orange, orange-yellow, yellow-orange, yellow-green, green-yellow and orange-red. No. These trailblazers created colors that no one else could have thought of.

:so many colors. so many names.:

:so many colors. so many names.:

So impressive. Here are some more. Check the variety.

:mo' colors, mo' problems?:

:mo' colors, mo' problems?:

For the record, I’ve always been partial to “robin’s egg blue,” “macaroni and cheese,” and “purple mountain’s majesty.” Luckily, there’s lots of room for disagreement.

October 26, 2009. Art, Rectangles.

2 Comments

  1. Daniel replied:

    Kind of makes you wonder if the folks at crayola are in cahoots with the company store catalogue.

  2. farcefodderandfoodstuffs replied:

    tickle me pink from the big sized lil’ kids crayola box is THE BEST! LOVED THIS.

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