19 April 2011

P is for Pink

I'm not a pink person. I never have been. I don't mind the odd pink item of clothing or some pink flowers in the garden, but I do hate the way manufacturers think that making a pink version of everything is the way to make new products for little girls. I mean, why do you need a pink globe or a pink violin? It has even been suggested, in this Telegraph article and I'm sure by others, that the 'pinkification'of girls' toys is damaging their development. I'm just grateful my mum didn't plaster me in pink clothes and bombard me with pink toys when I was a child - although I doubt there were as many pink toys back then!

Despite pink getting a bad press from me, I do think there is a time and a place for it - and that is now and here!  This morning I discovered a new photo project to take part in on Flickr, called Sixty-Four Colors (round 2). Each week you shoot images based around one of 64 crayon colours, and no prizes for guessing which colour it is this week!

I found loads of pink things to phorograph today and here are a few of my favourites. Hope you enjoy them! Feel free to sign up to the Flickr group or just share your pink photos here with me!

Hearts on the Line - taken using Vignette application on my phone!

Pollen and Pink

Pink Calm

A Pink Cuppa
A Pink Cuppa 2

Honeysuckle Skies


Bubbly Pink


Angeline said...

I was always a tomboy growing up, but my sister was a total girlie-girl. Whenever we had anything bought for us, she got it in pink and I always got it in blue or yellow. I will never 'pinkify' my children.
Gorgeous photos by the way.

Fur Will Fly said...

Thanks! I always wanted things in blue or purple - never pink. Not sure if that was all my own preference or mainly my parents but either way I'm really glad!

A Splash of Ida said...

looking at this post made me smile!!! i love the colour pink and no matter what my mood is, seeing something pink makes me happy. :-)



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