Monday, February 1, 2010

there must be magenta in the air

As a kid I call Crayola's crayon color Magenta, magnet-a because it seems to magnetize color to itself, or magnetize you to its color, with a magnetic personality. Imagine magenta. 

Crayons began my life long love of color names. Cornflower blue was night and day from Prussian blue which became Midnight Blue in the marketing department after some years. Blue-green was different from green-blue.

Graduating on to color names of cosmetics, with the attendant fantasies, on to dyes, art paints, decor paint, flora and more-ah.

Ray Brown Trio with Gene Harris on piano play Summertime to warm your winter chills:

Magnet: MacMillan and Co. 1914