Well, I have been a very busy bee this week! I have begun something which I have been wanting to do for a while. It is a HUGE undertaking, but one which I am very excited about.
I have started a collection of drawings for…. drumroll please…. a colouring book!
It seems that adult colouring has taken the world by storm (ok, the UK at least…) and I’ve seen an upturn in sales of the couple of pages I have in my Etsy shop. I adore colouring; it’s relaxing, therapeutic and helps to forget the stresses of the day. I love the thought that people are finding pleasure in my little doodles and the idea of making an actual book fills me with excitement!
Here’s some feedback I’ve just had from someone who bought one of my printable colouring pages on Etsy – I’m literally beaming!
“A very big hit around the office! Adults need creative outlets in stressful professional situations & this fits the bill! SO BEAUTIFUL, INTRICATE & downloaded instantly! (my fave is the little squid) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SELLER!”
So, I’ve decided it’s time to get serious. I’m creating a mailing list to keep everyone updated with the book as it progresses and all of the other projects and creative bits and bobs I’ll be squeezing in along the way.
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I can’t promise that they’ll be regular, but I can promise that they’ll be full of creative goodness and maybe, just maybe, the odd free printable! (Shhhh!)
I don’t think I really need your phone number (though there must be some fun things I could do with it…), but I can’t get rid of the box, so just enter 07123456789.
I’m sure you’ll be wondering what’s lined up for the contents? Well, a lot! It’s going to take a very long time to gather together enough drawings to fill a book, but I’ve made a good start this week. So far there’s an underwater scene, a floral design and a page of doodle patterns.
I’m now working on an intricate mechanical and machinery design which is making rather slow progress!
I have no idea when I’ll be finished, but it’s all very exciting!
Anyway, in other news, Sam and I have had a lovely day today in the sunshine. First a walk from Hartland Quay and then a lovely afternoon in Appledore and Westward Ho!. I was planning to do some painting while Sam went fishing, but forgot my paint brushes, so this is as far as I got!
With all the excitement about my colouring book, I nearly forgot this week’s miniature portrait!
As she is waiting for the arrival of her second baby, I thought it was only fair to paint a miniature Kate! Now, I was going to call her Kate Middleton, but, of course, she’s married. I wracked my brains for her married name, and decided she must be called Kate Windsor. On further consultation with Google, however, I have discovered that she is, in fact, Kate Mountbatten-Windsor…who knew!
I’m pretty pleased with this one! It’s a mixture of watercolour and Faber Castell polychromos (which are great for all you colouring addicts, incidentally!).
That’s all for today! I would be eternally grateful (no, honestly) if you could share this post with any friends or family who may be interested in following the progress of my colouring book. Or just point them in the direction of my Facebook page.
Thank you muchly 🙂