Harold and the Purple Crayon

Blog 1784 – 08.12.2020

Harold and the Purple Crayon


Harold and the Purple Crayon

Even after sixty years there are wonders yet to be wrought with a purple or crayon of any color and by any child young or old named Harold or not. I love this little children’s story for it reminds me that we are all artists really with most if not all of us always ready to listen to our inner muse and put our artistry out there on display.

From creating masterpieces in crayon many of us go on to discover other mediums including charcoals, water colors, oil paints and words to name a few.

I have dabbled in those and others, but I find my favorite medium is words. What are words after all, but pictures painted with symbols and syllables? One of the most often heard comments uttered in art museums and art galleries is, “I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.”

I hope from time to time at least one new someone or two will take the time to read this or another blog and find something that they like, perhaps so much that they decide to delve back through my now almost eighteen hundred attempts and find yet others to further whet their appetite for this particular art form.

I can no longer remember the first picture or word that I created with a crayon nor which color that I chose to do it with. Purple has always been a favorite color but also red, yellow, green and blue in all their variations. I always marvel myself to discover yet a new color or word, but then like a young speech discovering child I still amaze myself and am amazed by the ability of others to paint word pictures to hang in the already crowed gallery that is my heart and mind.

As I and many artists and art lovers are want to say, “I may not know much about art, but I know what I like, and you not only hung the moon, but colored it perfectly with a purple crayon, all you artistic Howards and Hermiones out there. I am humbly proud to count myself one of you.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White


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