The Challenge: Pick up a paint strip sample with several shades of color on a strip. Write a story or poem that incorporates every paint color name on your paint chip sample. Be creative!
If you don’t make it to the store to pick up paint samples never fear! Use the Color Palette from Glidden paint. Choose a color, then randomly scroll your mouse over the hues for the color names.
Here are examples written by my children with the paint color names in italics:
Cookie (6) – The chimney sweep fell off the rusty tin roof and landed on his back on the rocky gray earth.
Truffle (11) – The wind blew through the wild berry purple. It smelled so good that you could call it the ruling radiant orchid.
Our village was named Carnival Harlequin. People in it used fancy words like lovely lilac fancy or exalted purple majesty.
At night I like to go out on a hill by the softest delicate bloom as it brightens the dark so much you think it is day.
Brownie (12) – In a distant and faraway blue land lived an exotic peacock plume. This exotic peacock plume was on a deep sea venture to find the Fresh Water Fountain. It was as the other peacock plumes say “Under the sea, past the River Delta Blue, and by the New England Saltbox.” So the exotic peacock plume set off hoping to be the first of the peacock plumes to find and drink from the Fresh Water Fountain.
And here is one I wrote:
Excitement. That’s what I was feeling as I approached the pinky white sandstone building right in the middle of Main Street. With determination I marched towards it. Not even the
coffee Hot Chocolate Shop on the corner could entice me with their special flavor of the day, Perfect Pecan Twist. Mmmm.
My sweaty hands trembled as I grappled with the weathered bronzetone door handle. Why wouldn’t the stubborn door open? Aha! Yes, push not pull. Pushing the door open, my nose was assaulted with the scents of wet clay, linseed oil, and forest sienna redwood. In the far corner I nodded to the Sana Fe artisan huddled over a potter’s wheel, her western rodeo tan hands skimming the spinning mud.
Along the walls were paintings, some originals most copies, of Mexican flower vendors, the Indian painted desert, women making tortillas, and peasant laborers in the field. And there, tucked between Rivera’s Baile en Tehauntepec and Montoya’s Ninos Mexicanos was the reason for my trek, Simon Silva’s Amor a Todas Horas (Love at All Times)
Spectacular? No. Meaningful? Yes. A reminder of the beautiful Mexican mothers who came before me.
Be sure to visit these brilliant women during our 10 days adventure between November 7th-18th! I love these ladies and we know you will too.
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