Memories of Spring, Escapist Coloring Club

For Linda G Hill’s monthly challenge of the Escapist Coloring Club, I have created another idea of spring. Our winter was brutal and spring is not being very friendly either. So I color you a fun idea of spring in hopes that your spring will be kinder than mine here in  Iowa.

HOP INTO SPRING!!!

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The fun side of Spring

As you enjoy your spring, remember the beauty of new life as plants start bringing forth their beauty. As this beauty makes you smile, remember to share that smile with others and be kind. Kindness is a reflection of God’s love so share it often.

Kindness elephant

 

Escapist Coloring Club Prompt

What fun each month Linda gives us when some of us love all of these coloring books, calendars or desk tops. I have gotten hooked lately with a different form of these books called etches. The pages have a form already on the sheet but then they cover it in black and then you scrape off as much of the black as you want. You get to be creative in a different way. Below are sample pages so you can see what I am talking about if you are not familiar with these, as I had not seen them either before I received a book at Christmas.

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You decide how much to scrape off to get you picture

I posted one of my favorites just the other day for gc Weekly Prompts if you want to see it. It has butterflies. The one I am posting was also one I liked a lot but I dropped the tool and it made a scratch across it. I want not going to post it because of that issue but it has pretty colors on it as well so I am posting it.

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my idea

Now that I have done a few, I have a little  better idea of how the “stretch” the norm. You can see from the sample page that is the suggestion they made for this sheet and how I did it differently. Good or bad the artist is always in charge.

Other things people are in charge of is how they treat others around us. So I encourage you all to be kind. This world can be cruel and thoughtless at times so those that can must remember that one day we may really need kindness to be shared with us. So share where you can.

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Adult Coloring, gc Weekly Prompts

What an interesting prompt today from gc. Adult coloring books have been an interest of mine for a couple of years. Linda G Hill does a monthly adult coloring prompt that shows a lot of different talent as well. For Christmas this year my daughter gave me a different version of adult coloring books, an etching book.

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You use the wooden tool on the side

The premises is opposite of adding color as you are scraping away black. The page has a design already made and depending on how much of the black you scrape away gives the page your own touch. There are guidelines like the one below but after I did the first one, well, I kinda do my own thing.

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Before and after sample page

The contrast of the black background really makes the colors pop. This next photo is probably one of my favorites so far, as I am partial to butterflies.

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Butterflies are special

If you pull just a touch outside the lines of given shape, you get a contrasting color which highlights the shape. I found this by accident and really liked what it did to add depth to the item. I also received new regular adult coloring books to play with and yes the do help pull the stress out of you, at lease they do for me. I keep mine by my bed for nights when the brain will not turn off. I highly recommend them if you haven’t tried them. Plus they are just fun.

And in closing, as I do with all of my post, I remind all of the immeasurable value of kindness. It could be the very spark for someone’s dark day to help them see the day’s beautiful light.

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Be someone’s spark

 

 

Artful Etching, Escapist Coloring Prompt

I got new toys for Christmas. A new book of adult coloring pages and a book of etching that I was not familiar with. Just like with the coloring pages, the outline is there but then everything else is colored over in black. You have a wooden etching tool that you scrape away the black in any form or amount you want to creating a different design. You can go by the patterns shown or just free lance your design which I find much more fun.

Come join in on Linda G Hill’s Escapist Coloring Club Prompt with your doodles of maybe your kids and share your creative side.

Below are the before and after etchings I did for January 2019. The black really makes the colors pop.

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Before etching
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After

This page had a light blue background where you could add rain drops.

On my previous post this morning for #1LinerWed/#JusJoJan, I forgot to add my reminder of being kind. So I want to make sure I try to bring a smile to at least one person each day as a reminder of kindness and a picture showing the value of this precious gift. We ALL need  kindness and love. Have a great start to the new year.

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Fun in the Garden

I remember when in school I would always get in trouble from doodling on my notebook or the backs of my homework. Now, thanks to Linda G Hill, we have permission, plus there are now books for adult doodlers like me. The Escapist Coloring Book Club is fun seeing others that are doodlers or their children’s doodling work – future book club members.

Since I did have minor surgery( if any is really minor at all) I did have extra down time. Therefore, I had time to do an intricate one. Here is the before picture (I remembered to add that this time).

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I liked the caterpillars and the beetles

Once I got it finished the creature that showed out the most was the rainbow bee in the upper center.

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Garden Stuff

Come along and join in on the fun. Its a fun way to relax and share fun with others. Click on Linda’s Escapist Coloring prompt above and show you colors.

And as always “Tis the season to be merry. So be merry by being kind. A tiny spark of everyday kindness can light a fire in the meekest or loneliest heart. Then that fire of kindness can spread to others in love. Always be Kind.

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Mosaic Snail, Escapist Coloring Club

I forgot to take a picture before I started coloring. This one was pretty intense but fun at the same time. It is a great way to relax, I color for about 10 minutes before bed. It takes my brain off of the hamster wheel of life.

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Join in on Linda G Hill’s prompt for Escapist Coloring Club. It is a great way to relax and enjoy each other expression of their or their children’s expressions of fun.

In  closing I remind myself and others to always be kind, it may brighten someones day.

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