Of Crayons and Colours

I bought myself a 16-colour crayon yesterday. I’m 20 at the moment but numbers just can’t kill the child in me. There’s no point using crayons in my course. I’m in engineering and everyone knows that when drafting our own house plan, it is illegal to have it colored. Figures of houses and its different parts and portions come bland.
Most of the time, when I am still awake during wee hours finishing some portion of the plan, I often ask myself, “If this could have been colored, will the drawing look better?” or “Will the drawing look more vivid?” or may be “Will the drawing be alive?” Until now, I can’t answer it. Still not sure at this moment, I never tried.
Maybe the drawing will look lousy. How would a crayon color the drawing film? Bits and pieces of crayons will not spread thoroughly on film. Maybe it will only crap up the whole plan. Or maybe I still don’t know.
Crayons, colours, and oh papers, we have so much of those in this world. Every country has enough paper, enough crayons to color them, and enough children to let those paper colored.

The concept of crayons was originated in ancient Egypt where beeswax binds with other colour pigments into stone process. While the cylindrical crayons was first produced in 1600. My 5th Grade art teacher said it was called encaustic. We melt crayons and smear it on a thick paper, it was totally fun and awesome. I guess other adults must try that. And if they have did it before, then why not do it again?

Crayons teach the kids to be creative. And we were taught to imagine. Crayons provided the colours and proved that the world is full of wonders. After all, if crayons weren’t invented, I think Mona Lisa couldn’t have that enigmatic smile.

Crayons often boxed in green and yellow (if that’s Crayola) hasn’t change since 1937. The only change made by Binney Company is to rename the ‘flesh’ color to ‘peach’. Nothing much has changed. Kids still smile when you give them a handful of crayons, more so if it is a 64-colour set with a sharpener right in.

I believe Rizal used crayons. Surely Ninoy used that too, as well as the Pope, Dalai Lama, Shakespeare, Galileo, and Joyce, and Lincoln, and Einstein, and Kennedy, and Dirac, and King. Prince William and Maria Sharapova enjoyed using crayons too. People used crayons when they’re a kid --- at least. Crayons are one of the few things human race has in common.


  1. I almost didn't recognize your blog. You changed templates right? Or is my memory failing me again.

    Anyway, I love that last line. I guess despite countless reminders of our differences, it's nice to look back at that one thing we all enjoyed. I miss coloring. :(

  2. @Citybuoy: Hi Buddy! You've been missed. :)

    I changed my template. :) I miss blogspot that's why I want to stay here for good.

    Right. People should look at the common things possess by different men of race, social class, and religion. :)


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