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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Green Yellow

 

Sissinghurst Garden, UK

Sissinghurst Garden, UK

I thought this was a great photo to show off the Crayola color Green Yellow, which is a brightish yellow!  Won’t you stroll through the gardens at Sissinghurst, country home of Vita Sackville-West, with me? There is an entire garden devoted to yellow flowers and of course lots of green foliage too! For more pictures of the garden look here!

Green Yellow has been part of Crayola assortment since 1958. It is known as Tye-Dye Lime in the “Retro Colors” set.

In 1948 Crayola started a teacher workshop program to begin in-school training to educate art teachers about the many ways to use the growing numbers of Crayola products. What a great idea!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

IPhriday Photo Challenge: IPhlop Art

Artwork???????

Artwork???????

 

Painted in Waterlogue App

Painted in Waterlogue App

 

Painted in Brushstroke, Illustration Setting

Painted in Brushstroke, Illustration Setting

I hate this!!!  It is a piece of “artwork” that sits in the front of our small town post office. To me this is what gives “ART” a bad name. To most people observing it, it looks like junk taken from a junk yard and welded together. It was given to our fine village as a gift. Hmmmm…….. beware of free gifts I say. Of course we had to build a base for it to sit on and have a big ceremony to acknowledge such a fine gift. Spare me. Well I guess the good thing is we didn’t have to worry about it being an eyesore when it finally rusted, because it came to us rust and all. There is a program on Acorn TV (a channel of British TV which I love to watch) that is called “How To Read a Painting.”  Maybe there will be something on there about “How to Like a Piece of Rusted Junk”! Stay tuned!

I have shown the photo painted in the Watercolor App and the Brushstroke App too. I Loved the sky and tree branches in the Waterlogue App! But, Waterlogue couldn’t help this ugly art in the garden either! Blob that it is!  Brushstroke tried to make the most of it! As we all shall have to!

Enjoy the IPhriday Photo Challenge! Post a photo taken with your Phone on Fridays!

 

 

 

 

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Gray and Green

 

The Garden Moat at Windsor Castle

The Garden Moat at Windsor Castle

Today, in my photo for the challenge, I have combined the Gray for today and the Green that is tomorrow’s color, since I love this photo of the Windsor Castle Garden Moat so much, and the photo combines both colors so beautifully!  This is what you do if you have the proper moat! Turn it into an exquisite garden!

I really would like a job naming crayons for Crayola!

Gray has certainly made the rounds again at Crayola. Since 1956 it was know as Neutral Gray. In the “Discovery” series it was known both as Satellite Gray and Shark Gray. In the Hallmark, “Ugly Duckling” set it was called Ugly Duckling Gray. In the Hallmark, “Tales of the Tooth Fairy” set it was known as Martin the Mouse Gray and in the “Colors of Washington”, DC series it was called Monument Gray and in the “State Colors Collection,” it was Archway Gray, the color for Missouri. 

They also had the Grey crayola, but I won’t go into that! I say, never let a good grey go to waste!

Green has been part of the Crayola Collection since 1903, but that color also evolved over the years. In the “So Big” set it was Leap Frog Green and Graphic Green in the “Techno Brite” series. In the “Discovery “series it was known as Martian Green as well as Serpent Green. And in the Hallmark series it was known as Bullfrog Green in the “Ugly Duckling” set and in the “Mouse and Hole” set it was Mole’s Green Boots.

What’s all this talk about The Hallmark Company and Crayola? In 1984 Binney & Smith became a subsidiary of the gift and greeting card seller, Hallmark Cards, of Kansas City, Missouri.

One more! In the “110th Anniversary’ set it was known as Jalapeño. Whew!!!  All that kept a colorist busy for awhile!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Granny Smith Apple

My Spider Wort with Granny Smith Apple Green Foliage

My Spider Wort with Granny Smith Apple Green Foliage

Of all the plants in my Cottage Garden, this is the one I get asked about the most. Everyone loves the color! It was given to me by a friend and that makes it even more special!

Granny Smith Apple has been a part of the Crayola series since 1993. In the “Colors of Baltimore” series it is known as Francis Scott Key Lime and in the “State Crayon Collection,” it is known as Sacra-mint-o, the color for California.

I wanted to know who Granny Smith was and more about her apples, don’t you? Maria Ann Sherwood was born in 1799 in Peasmarsh, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Sherwood, a farm laborer, and his wife Hannah. Maria worked as a farm laborer and married a farm laborer, Thomas Smith. Both were illiterate. The Smiths lived is Sussex for the next nineteen years, before they migrated to New South Wales as free settlers, arriving in Sydney in 1838. Thomas found employment in the fruit-growing district near Ryde.  He and Maria remained in the district for the rest of their lives working on the 24 acres of land they had purchased for an orchard.

Maria also went to the market where she sold her homemade fruit pies, for which she was widely known.

In 1868, a wholesaler at the Sydney markets gave Maria a box of French crab apples, grown in Tasmania, to use in her pies. After using them, she discarded the remaining peels and seeds onto a compost heap near a creek on her farm. Some months later, she observed a pippin growing from the compost. She tended it carefully and it bore fruit. In 1876, following Maria and Thomas’ death, local orchardist Edward Gallard, bought part of the Smith Farm and developed the ‘Granny Smith’ seedling, planting a large number of these trees from which he marketed a crop annually until his death in 1914. The cultivar was named “Granny” Smith in honor of the old lady who had first cultivated it. I’m glad he named the apple after her!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Goldenrod

A Golden Rod With a Golden Bush in a Golden Garden in Kent!

A Golden Rod With a Golden Bush in a Golden Garden in Kent!

Since 1958, Medium Yellow has been known as Goldenrod or as Golden Rod, as printed on some of the labels of Crayola crayons. In the “Colors of Washington, DC” series it was known as Presidential Seal Gold and in the “State Crayon Collection” as Cornhusker Gold to represent Nebraska.

US Goldenrod

US Goldenrod

Goldenrods are seen in some countries as a sign of good luck or good fortune. Here in the US they are considered weeds, and have been eradicated to reduce allergies. When I was younger goldenrods grew everywhere and I remember seeing them especially in the fall when walking to school.

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Gold

Gold Mozart

Gold Mozart

There have been 2 Series of Gold in the Crayola Series. The first Gold was a metallic color in the assortment from 1903 to 1915. Gold II was available in bulk from 1953 to 1956. Why was Gold sold in bulk during those years? I guess we were all getting gold stars, colored on our spelling papers!  In the “Discovery” series Gold was known as Galactic Gold and/or Sunken Treasure. In the “State Crayon Collection,” it was known as Fort Knox Gold and represented Kentucky.

My picture of Gold (A Gold Mozart) was taken at the Schönbrunn Castle in Vienna, Austria. Exactly what is the purpose of this man? I would not want my picture taken with him because I think the concept is soooooooo tacky. I borrowed this picture from SB’s collection! Can you imagine the job description? Wanted…….  Someone who can stand motionless for hours on a tiny platform, in all weather, completely painted in gold. Must be able to tolerate unbearable, silly tourists who want their picture taken with you. I hope they get paid well! If you have had this job or know anyone who has, please, enlighten me on their purpose or what they got out of it! 

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown

My Fuzzy Wuzzies

My Fuzzy Wuzzies

Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown was added to the Crayola line in 1998. My Fuzzy Wuzzies were bought in Germany and now reside in my childrens’ guest room.

In 1927 the Binney & Smith Company added the Snookum’s Crayola Color Set No. 25, based on the popular baby actor, Baby Snookums, played by Lawrence David Mckeen, Jr.  McKeen was featured in 39 “Newlyweds and Their Baby” short movies in the late 1920s, then went on to make a series of six sound short movies on his own. He died at the age of seven, from blood poisoning, ending his early childhood career.

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

 

Baby Snookums

Baby Snookums

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Fuchsia has been in the Crayola assortment since 1990. In the “State Crayon Collection,” it is known as the First State Fuchsia, the color for Delaware.

The Fuchsia color is a reddish purple color. Mother nature combines the colors in the Fuchsia plant.

This photo was taken in Broadway, the Cotswolds, outside the public bathroom that had won “Bathroom of the Year!”  How I love the English! They celebrate EVERYTHING!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

IPhriday Photo Challenge: IPhoto Bomb Cheshire Cat

 

My Woodland Garden

My Woodland Garden

 

Woodland Garden in Brushstroke App

Woodland Garden in Brushstroke App

 

The Cheshire Cat Sits in My Tree!

The Cheshire Cat Sits in My Tree!

It poured here this week on Wednesday and I mean poured! So I went to the window to take a picture of my Woodland Garden and the big fat drops of water on the tree limbs. Much to my surprise when I focused in on the drops and processed the picture for the blog, a Cheshire cat with a very big smile appeared in the tree! He is to the left, sitting on the limb!  Can you see his big smile? AWESOME! Just another fun IPhone IPhriday week!

Enjoy the IPhriday Photo Challenge! Post a photo taken with your Phone on Fridays!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Forest Green

Walking Through the Pines

Walking Through the Pines

Forest Green is the Crayola name given to Dark Green since 1958. In the “Mexico Collection” it is known as Grass Green. In the “Retro Colors” set it is known as Tambourine Green and in the “State Crayon Colors” it is known as the Greenback, as in the color of paper money.

These are the woods by my cottage!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

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