especially magenta! As little girls, my sister and I couldn’t pronounce magenta so we decided to rename it “pretty color.” From that day on whenever we wanted to use that gorgeous hue, we referred to it as “pretty color” – the best of all colors in the box to us. That was a significant elevation in status among 47 other colors in the very large package. The phrase sticks even now. More about this soon…… posting this just under the wire for March 🙂
Me again, it’s now May 14th. Fun new magenta images of a rose card, tubes of my favorite color in oil paint, and Elizabeth Gilbert’s wonderful book cover. (Go out and buy her book asap, no – run out, and buy it – it’s fabulous!)
Back to magenta, my childhood “pretty color.” Other names for magenta – shocking pink, hot pink, fuchsia. All wonderful. Wish I could wear it, it’s not so good with my skin color. I’ll just have to use it in my paintings!