Author's Note: How Crayons Work
I love crayons for the same reason I love pens. Being left-handed has its challenges, not least of which is the smudging problem. For those right-handers who don't know what I'm talking about, the smudging problem has to do with how the side of a left-handed person's palm tends to smudge their writing as it moves across the page. Indelible and unsmudgeable, the humble crayon is one the young south-paw's best friends.
More Great Links
- Bell, Lorraine. "The Art of Crayon: Draw, Color, Resist, Sculpt, Carve!" Rockport Publishers. 2016. (Aug. 4, 2017) https://books.google.ca/books?id=bN-cDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA12&lpg=PA12&dq=early+crayons+were+made+with+beeswax+later+ceresine&source=bl&ots=i6BKmfnQYV&sig=7ei6bGKnDnJhkHRChrhRLjxKi4s&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjlwaCEocXVAhWHxYMKHcUTAXkQ6AEIKjAA - v=onepage&q=ear
- Boboltz, Sara. "A Brief Yet Complex Color History Of Crayola Crayons." HuffPost. May 22, 2015. (Aug. 3, 2017) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/22/crayola-crayon-color-history_n_7345924.html
- DesignSwan.com. "Intricate Crayon Sculpture by Hoang Tran." Dec. 19, 2014. (Aug. 10, 2017) https://www.designswan.com/archives/intricate-crayon-sculpture-by-hoang-tran.html
- Crayola. "What is the most popular Crayola Crayon color?" (Aug. 10, 2017) http://www.crayola.ca/faq/another-topic/what-is-the-most-popular-crayola-crayon-color/
- Merriam-Webster. "Crayon." (Aug. 4, 2017) https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crayon
- Rankin, Lissa. "Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax." Watson-Guptill. 2010. (Aug. 5, 2017) https://books.google.ca/books?id=yMBublr9AMMC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0 - v=onepage&q&f=false
- Reilly, Jill. "Indian student sues for $100,000 compensation for hurt feelings after box of crayons contained a pink one labelled 'skin' colour." Mail Online. Feb. 5, 2014. (Aug. 3, 2017) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552265/Indian-student-sues-100-000-compensation-hurt-feelings-box-crayons-contained-pink-one-labelled-skin-colour.html
- The Batik Guild. "The History of Batik." (Aug. 5, 2017) http://www.batikguild.org.uk/batik/what-is-batik
- The Batik Guild. "What is Batik." (Aug. 5, 2017) http://www.batikguild.org.uk/batik/what-is-batik
- Welter, Ed. "The History of Crayons." Crayon Collecting.com. (Aug. 5, 2017) http://www.crayoncollecting.com/hoc01.htm
- Welter, Ed. Crayon historian. Email interview. Aug. 16, 2017.