Richard Armitage colors my world


When I was child, opening a brand-new box of crayons was a downright heady experience. And when it was not just a box of eight, or sixteen or 24 crayons, but the whole enchilada, the creme de la creme of coloring experiences–namely a box of 64 Crayolas complete with a built-in sharpener–I was one happy little girl.  I didn’t have just one shade of purple, blue, red, green, orange, pink–I had a rainbow in that box, complete with gold and silver and bronze. I remember their waxy scent and the way they felt in my little hands. Life was good.

It strikes me that Richard Armitage has made my life a veritable Crayola box. He brings me all the wonderful tones and shades of his characters in his roles. Through the fandom, I have met a colorful assortment of fans and made lovely friends and discovered all these amazing fanvids, art and fiction.  In turn, he and lots of wonderfully talented, bright people out there have inspired my creativity.  And just maybe, my creative efforts have inspired others.

photo courtesy of remotehealing

I guess you could say he colors my world. And how glad I am that I discovered this yummy Crayola box of a muse one summer night on my television . . .

Notice that little rainbow glimmering in Mr. A's hair?

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

12 responses »

  1. Oh, yeah!!

    Do you have the vid you made called “Richard Armitage: Oh, Yeah!” on Vimeo as YouTube has blanked out the song, please?

    • Re the eye makeup, a little liquid eyeliner close to the lash roots topped with a pencil to smudge it just a bit. Or just a long-wearing eye pencil. My eyelids tend to be oily, so I need something that will have staying power. Mascara–hold the wand vertically and wiggle across the lashes and then touch up the tips. I use a little comb to keep them from clumping. I rarely wear eye shadow.

  2. and maybe one for applying lipstick, please? I have virtually no lips left!!!

    You look stunning in that photo and I love the way you’re using your new skills!

  3. For me as a child, it was Derwent coloured artist’s pencils. Do you have them in the States? I only ever had a tin of 24, which I was given as a birthday present, and I loved using them. They were quite expensive at the time, so I was very lucky to have them, but my greatest wish was to own the tin of 72. Well, it took forty years, but I finally bought myself the full set of Derwent pencils a few years ago. I still love using them! 🙂

    • Yes, you can get Derwent pencils here. 😀

      I have a set of Caran D’Arche watercolor pencils that are wonderful. I just haven’t played with my art supplies in a while.

  4. ANGIE, you look gorgeous. I also just realized that was a pic of you in the other post too. Yes, he is inspiring but so are you my dear, so are you.

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