Thursday, December 5, 2013

Get Out Those Crayons


I am pretty sure that most of us loved to colour when we were kids....what kid didn't?

And hey, some of us adults still like to do it!


I wonder if a series of colouring books from different cities around the world
would catch on?
Maybe a little outdated for today's kids but an idea nonetheless.


Driving around Halifax the other day I was busy snapping photos in certain neighbourhoods.


What a great way to get to know one's city 
and to become familiar with the different architectural styles of buildings.


I think the enjoyment in this would be the colouring of all these great old houses.

12 comments:

  1. I love your shots, and your coloring to Jim! This reallly sounds like a great idea for the coloring books... I wonder if very many kids do color any more ( I hope so), but my little great grandaughter who is 15 months old, is more interested in my IPHONE, and was actually able to make a call ( I don't know how she did this eighter), by poking around on the front of the phone until she somehow called her aunt... and she was pretty pleased with her efforts too. This was in spite of the fact that the phone was locked. I am afraid that this is going to be a more passionate interest for kids in stead of coloring. I especially love this last shot that you posted. hOpe you are getting ready for Christmas wich is coming soon. Does it snow very much where you are??

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    1. Hi Jeanne, good to see you.
      I think there is probably something out there for kids as far as colouring goes on some computer program.
      That last shot is very Christmasy isn't it....even without snow!!

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  2. Colouring was my favourite hobby when I was a kid. You're right -- who DIDN'T love it?

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    1. It was THE pastime back then! Hey Debra, you never know...Santa may be thinking about the same thing!! A good winter activity in cold and snowy Edmonton!!

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  3. When I was a kid, there was nothing much more exciting than getting a new big box of crayons. I love the colorful row houses in your shots, Jim..

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    1. I remember the biggest box i got was 16 crayons. I was green with envy when my friend had a box of over 30!!!
      This part of town is very colourful and attracts a lot of people shopping in that area, Pat.

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  4. I would sit and color for hours. Each building is a work of art and each day we are surrounded by it.

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    1. So would I Stew. As a kid this is what my sister and I would do.
      One would really get to know building design for sure!!

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  5. I would love to live in one of those houses! I love to colour, even now, but now I allow myself to go outside the lines!

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    1. Permission granted, Joanne! Go for it! Create something 'out there'!!
      Those houses are mostly businesses now as this area is strictly retail. When I was a kid these were all private dwellings.

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  6. Inside or outside the lines? ;-) Seriously now, did you use a special lens or filter on the camera when you took those shots? Or was the light just right? I know nothing about photography but the coloring is awesome.

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    1. Hey Coop! These photos were 'tweaked' after processing....a little boost here and there to make the point. It was an overcast day and needed some 'sunshine'!!

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