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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

B for ABC Wednesday







B is for Blue, Blue and more Blue

Blue. A bleaching method. A feeling. A color. 


I remember Grandma pouring dark blue liquid from a tiny bottle into the laundry rinse to remove the dinginess from white clothing.

When daylight is short and dark, do you feel blue? I do.

I remember my first box of eight crayons which contained one generic blue.

Recently I purchased a telescoping tower of 150 (can you believe that?) Crayola crayons to replace a cheap Brand X set of 12. I'm not sure I can select all the blues from this tower, but some are shown. These blues make shading delicious and choice difficult.

Here are some web blues. and the ubiquitous Wikipedia Blue

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34 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a fun post! Love all all of your Bs! And all your Blues!! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Grace and Bradley said...

You must be an exceptional artist with crayons, some many shade of blues. I always love the perfect blue sky and try hard to try to capture its true color with my camera.

Anna said...

Oh such beautiful blues :)

LisaF said...

Blue is one of my favorite colors. And I'm so jealous of your 150 box of crayons!

Leslie: said...

BRILLIANT BLUES! I sometimes feel "blue" but never get to be "dark blue." lol

Babooshka said...

Doesn't it just take you back to childhood. So much fun.

anthonynorth said...

Oh, I do love blue posts :-)
Enjoyed that.

Stan Ski said...

A friend of mine used to do some amazing drawings in Blue or Black Biro.

Linda Jacobs said...

OMG, I too remember that blue stuff my mom used to put in the washing machine when she was doing the white sheets!

Thanks for the memory!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a wonderful idea for this weeks letter! I love your blue crayons. I just love that feeling you get when you open a new box of crayons! So exciting and fun! : )

Roger Owen Green said...

I saw something on Twitter in the past week that will almost certainly interest you: Crayola Color Chart, 1903-2010.
Great shot!

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - Ramblin' with Roger

Andy Sewina said...

Phew, the crayons take me back, we used to layer lots of different colours onto a piece of paper and then scratch a simple picture - it always came out multi-coloured!

And the smell!!

photowannabe said...

Isn't it amazing all the different shades and tones of blue that crayola has made? They really are the very best crayons.

Kayt said...

beautiful brilliant blues, battling blue brain brooding

:-)

SandyCarlson said...

Bluing! I used to use that on my daughter's diapers. Bought it from the Vermont Country Choice. Crayola spoils us for choice, and that is a very beautiful thing.

Hildred and Charles said...

My favourite colour, - it cheers me even more than yellow!

Jama said...

I remembered my mum used the blue liquid for all white laundry, but she stop doing that long time ago.

Jeeves said...

I wonder why they moody blues. Its such a vibrant colour

Kero said...

i love the color blue but i don't like feelin' blue :)

my entry is here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/2010/01/beauty-and-beast.html

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Fun blue post!

RuneE said...

Obviously Blue is not just Blue - I dmire your skill in using them.

Nydia said...

Blue is my second favorite color, after green! Thre's nothing like a bright blue sky!

Lovely post!

Kisses from Nydia.

Carolyn Ford said...

How pretty this photo is! The shades of blue, when combined, are so pretty! And, I love your framing...such a nice photograph!

angelcel said...

What is it about stationery: paper, pens, pencils and crayons that makes me so happy? Now a tower of 150 colours? That would probably make my day. :)

Reader Wil said...

"You remember Grandma pouring dark blue liquid from a tiny bottle into the laundry rinse to remove the dinginess from white clothing.".. I remember that too! Blue is a very popular word in expressions and sayings:"once in a blue moon.."but also "blue blood", "blue cheese", "blue girls", "blue movies"and "blue jokes". A redhead is called Bluey in Australia,"a blue dahlia"= something impossible.Great choice!

Spiderdama said...

Nice blue post:-) I got the blue sky today!
Have a nice day!

Pam said...

We never outgrow our love of crayons. It seems to be a gender friendly and universal phenomenon.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Yes, I remember the blue liquid that was used to make white whiter. I saw grandma doing this too. I used to wonder why a dark blue liquid can makes clothes white!

Shady Gardener said...

There are many childhood memories tied to the color blue. For example, "Oh dear what can the matter be... he promised he'd buy me some pretty blue ribbons to tie up my bonnie brown hair," and the color "sky-blue-pink which a classmate called when we played a color-tag game. ;-) Great post for B!

kml said...

I didn't know there were that many different color blue crayons. I see your favorite on the right - it's not as pointed as the others!

Great post!

Tash said...

B-utiful remembrances. I've forgotten about 'blueing' the laundry...very cool. I like blues even when I get the blues. Last evening the sky was an amazing indigo - wish the camera could capture exactly that color.

Vicki ~ FL said...

What a fun post!

Gattina said...

Blue color shades, very nice !

Janie said...

Wow, that's a lot of blues. It's fun to have choices, though, isn't it?