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1977 Crayola Crayons

1977 Crayola Crayons

Posted to Flickr on 03 March 2010.

When I received my first box of 64 colored crayons in second grade, I imagined it as a giant head with the crayons as teeth. I added eyes (the "C" and the "a" in "Crayola), a nose, and even some rolled up yellow tissue for a brain stuffed inside the top (and not visible here).

I actually didn’t like using crayons much when I was a kid. My coloring skills were not good; I never thought what ended up on the paper matched well with what was in my head. Instead, I preferred using colored paper for big splashes of color. Anyone who’s looked at my photostream should not be surprised!

Submitted to the Flickr group 7 Days of Shooting.

This is one of many curious items collected in JD’s House of Miscellany.


My old crayons have also been spotted here:

Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.


This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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