An artist friend, Sally, and I took a shopping trip to Hongdae (an area nearby). We stopped by Starbucks for lattes and scones and then wandered down a tiny narrow street where one of the largest art stores around hides.
I was in search of some art supplies for my budding artist, Caleb, and Sally was just the person to point me in the right direction.
After securing water color pencils, pastels, and a nice drawing pen, I found myself stuck in the marker section. In fact, Sally had to nearly drag me out the door as I was writing words on the back of a receipt. It was the colors that drew me in at first—all those bright, lovely colors spread out so pleasingly to the eye. But then I realized all those colors had names.
And the names! Words like sea green, willow, lime, milky white, walnut, baby skin, Prussian blue, peacock, cool grey and well I could go on and on.
If you are a writer, you can see how much fun this can become. Such vivid pictures cross my mind as each word is written. I mean, when I say Tahitian blue, aren’t you dreaming of a hot sandy beach with that sexy someone? And think of the smells connected with words like burnt sand. And the tastes mixed in with mint blue.
Check out this website for more colors. And if you are in need even more inspiration, take a trip to your local art supply store. I’m sure you’ll find ideas to color your manuscript beautiful.
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