"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Thursday, September 01, 2005

cards and colors

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere,
far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.

--Paul Strand

last week, i had to make these two cards for my labmate who celebrated her birthday last august 23. although i was asked to do the task on ultra-short notice, i gamely grabbed an ordinary short folder from the nearby store, paid for it and brought it to the lab where i cut it into two. then, 22-year old me went back to who i was before i became a full-fledged nerd (ha ha!) -- the "old school" artist. voila!
in the process, i found out that my 64-color Crayola crayon set (which was bought many months ago but was never opened until last week) has purple mountain's majesty.

has whaaaaat?

last week's "my discovery of the week": purple mountain's majesty. it's a name of a color and it's the most outlandish crayon color name i've ever heard and known! tsk. there's mauvelous, tumbleweed, wisteria, timberwolf, bittersweet, periwinkle, orchid, cornflower, dandelion, tickle me pink, asparagus, granny smith apple, macaroni and cheese, cerulean, robin's egg blue, golden rod, and chestnut, but, for me, nothing beats the name purple mountain's majesty. what can i say? it's... outlandish!!!

purple mountain's majesty. sounds like kalokohan, right? abaniko ought to add it to his list of weird-sounding color names.


  1. I really wonder why colors have weird names. Anyways, continue nato to atong chat ha! hehhee ...

  2. i edited my blog. i actually changed my links' names to color names. Thanks! You've given me lots of ideas - how to name more links. ",)

  3. sobra na yan. hilo na nga ako sa mga binanggit ko noon eh. gusto kong marinig next time ay malunggay green, royal alogbate velvet, at kangkong stalk.

    but know what? i like what you did for your labmate. that's labor of love which is more moving. ipadayon na!

  4. trick, sure, aron matagaan kog hustisya. ha. ha. ha.

    kars, yup, i've noticed. you're welcome. thanks for the link. =)

    abaniko, meron pa akong naisip... how about Philippine flag. he he he. pwede ring kaleidoscope. ang gulo siguro ng proseso ng paggawa ng kulay na 'yon.

    part ng grand lab effort 'yon na pakana ng isa sa mga best friends n'ya na labmate din namin. (",)

  5. nice ang card. simple lang pero labor of love gyud.:)

    that's a weird name for a color gyud. hmm, unsa kaha ako pwede m-come up nga name for my favorite shade of pink?:)

  6. O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!

    Those are lyrics from America the Beautiful, which, believe it or not, was taught to us back (actually way waaaaay back) when we were in the lower grades. Maayo gani ila nang gi-undang ug pag tudlo, kay gipulihan pud atong "May bagong silang ... may bago nang buhay ... "

    Ay teka, wrong generation ba? he he he

  7. BabyPink, how about... rosy cherubim cheeks for your fave shade of pink? :)

    ate bambit, ehhehhe... wa na jud ko kaapas ana. :)


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