Monday, 28 July 2008

Nicole's Crayola Queen

Crayola Queen:
When I was a kid, I didn't have a favorite toy in the usual sense. There wasn't a stuffy or a doll that I took everywhere or slept with each night. What I did have was one of the best Christmas gifts ever: a light up drawing desk (a.k.a., a light box). I still remember the box it came in with the Mickey Mouse logo on it and the sheets of tracing templates that were also included. I spent many an hour tracing and colouring with that desk. It fueled my love of drawing which extended itself well into my teens and even my years at University. And while I did most of work with a plain lead pencil, I owned so many boxes of crayons and markers that my friend, Barb, dubbed me the 'Crayola Queen'. It's been several years since I've sat down with my sketch pad but I still have that Christmas gift from my Dad that my own children now play with.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! I love the flourish and the pretty drawing to accompany the story.

Mia Castrillo said...

Great layout! Love all the elements in the page. :-) And the story is too cute not to tell!

melita said...

just lovely and what a wonderful memory!

Simply Mel said...

I love the feel of this LO. And the story is awesome, am assuming the drawing is an orginal one you did all those years ago? Great job Nicole!

Nicole Drewniak said...

Thank you for all your wonderful compliments. :0) The drawing is an original from back in '94.

Joanne said...

Love the layout and the journaling is inspiring me to another lo on this subject. Thanks

Ali said...

Gorgeous drawing Nicole, and love the flower, the flourish and the journaling. The greens/teals all look great...WTG!

QueenTracy said...

Great journaling! Love the topic. I may have to make my own Crayola Queen layout!