Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Singing Rainbow* continues: The Quest For Purple

I feel like I should be awarded the hand of a fair maiden, or at the very least, office of Lord of a Few Rings, after my efforts. It's taken me a good week to give up and accept: purple doesn't register on my rainbow radar.

I perked up a bit when I realised there was the button bowl to fall back on. The kids and I always enjoy a bit of a rummage around in there. However, I failed to factor in the early morningness, the kid under the weatherness and a Developmental Milestone or seven. Apparently, Child Number Three now has, way and beyond, the fine motor skills, eagle eye and do-it-myself required to single handedly sort the purple from the chaff. These shots are taken at the table. There are a great many others taken from the floor.

And what of the injustice of purple? The stuff doesn't even photograph true - what's with the too blue or too brown? While I could go off and colour tweak, frankly, I think it's smarter to take a breath and move on. Next stop: glorious orange.

PS. For those new to this blog and with the inclination to get to the bottom of all that above, go to here, here, here and here.

* The Singing Rainbow is based on the song "I can sing a Rainbow", by Arthur (I've-Got-A-Lot-To-Answer-For) Hamilton. The colours of the rainbow as they appear in this song are: red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and blue. Those who grew up with the correct colours of the rainbow, know them as dictated by the Roy G Biv rule: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.


Green Kitchen said...

I might have to pull the button trick, too.

NessaKnits said...

I love buttons too!