I loved coloring when I was little.
I still kind of do.
But some days I just don’t have the patience for it. Especially when using colored pencils. I prefer to color with crayons.
I realize that aesthetically speaking, colored pencils probably produce a prettier picture (oh hey there alliteration) but I just love crayons so much more. One, because of the smell. Have you ever smelled anything that even closely resembles a crayon? Not I. There’s just something about it that makes me feel like a happy little six-year-old. Two, because it takes less effort to cover the same amount of blank page. Does that make me lazy? Maybe. I prefer to say that it allows me to be more productive, to color more pictures in less time. It’s all about efficiency. This is what college has done to me.
Anyway, I tried my hand at coloring again a couple days ago. I figured, what the heck, it’s spring break, I have no homework to do, maybe I don’t need to be productive and efficient for once.
So I colored.
One, I figured out it’s not as easy as one would think to distinguish a blue colored pencil from a purple one.
Two, I figured out my childhood memories have failed me because I clearly do not remember the correct colors of Snow White’s dress.
The blue should be yellow, the yellow should be red and the red should be blue. Fail.
Three, I learned that a colored pencil should be completely sharpened before coloring lips. Especially if you intend to color Snow White’s lips red and want her teeth to remain white. Snow White is now a vampire.
But you know, despite all my coloring failures, I actually kind of like the way the picture turned out.
Mixed up, not perfect, yet still pretty and colorful in its own way.
Find your own pretty today.