Thursday, May 21, 2009
Colour of the day
When I was a kid my sister and I had a Crayola Caddy, with all the crayons standing up around the edges of the central square. Damn, I wish we still had it. Anyone got a photo? I can't seem to find one.
photo by bookgrl
Anyways, I loved that all the colours had a descriptive name, not just a number. Unfortunately when reading the 'hot magenta' crayon, I rearranged the letters in my mind and for quite some time thought that this fine colour was called magneta. Maybe you just misread my misreading. Have another look. MAGNETA.
So I thought that this colour has something to do with magnets, and indeed many years later it does exert a certain magnetic attraction. I imagine that it also makes the noise of the Hypnotoad from Futurama.
In homage to the only shade of pink that I have ever considered wearing, today I'm sporting shiny magenta tights, which are making me feel rather invincible. I'm sure this delusion will only last until I get into the studio, and am reduced to whimpering when faced with my first challenge of the day.
To top it all off I have just stumbled upon a site called Colourlovers, and am now hyperventilating at all the spectrum goodness over there.
Listening to: Inner City - Do You Love What You Feel? Old school house music from 1989! Check out this video, I think I was in year 11 and sure remember some of these dance moves.... oh yeah.