Writing is a lot like applying makeup; sometimes less is more and sometimes you can't have enough. Lines, curves, shades, and shadows emerge from the creases and corners to produce a brilliant balance of beauty.
A pallet of color-tinted words can take the writer, or reader, to faraway countries, bustling cities, paradise islands, or to back wood forests where perhaps home-spun history has become legend.
A bristly brush inside the minds of characters who might, or might not be, real could bring a crimson blush or a heart-warming laugh. Brazen red lips, ebony curls, jade green eyes...which do you prefer? Pardon me while I powder my nose.