September 7, 2012 Click here for a full portion
When I was a kid, my most burning desire was to own a brand new, pristine box of Colleen coloured pencil crayons. I loved their shiny hexagonal surfaces and their iconic box (reassuringly unchanged for a good 30 years I see!) – and I can credit them with teaching me the names of a couple of the more obscure colours. I could tell my burnt sienna from common or garden brown long before I had any idea that sienna was a natural iron oxide pigment.